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Maine Food for October: Potatoes, Apples, and Cider

University of Maine Cooperative Extension publishes information to help you find, grow, use, preserve and store in-season fruits and vegetables in Maine. Visit UMaine Extension to order or download bulletins to fit the season, including October favorites such as Bulletin #4035 Let’s Preserve: Apples, Bulletin #4179 Vegetables and Fruits for Health: Potatoes, and Bulletin #4191 […]

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Food Waste

By Jason Lilley, UMaine Extension Staff, Sustainable Agriculture Professional An exciting upcoming event called Feeding the 5000 has been stirring up discussion around eliminating food waste in our communities. It is estimated that 40% of the food that is produced in the U.S. is wasted somewhere between the field and the fridge, never making it […]

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Teachable Moments…Foraging Beach Plums for Jelly

By Mallory Martin, UMaine Extension Staff, Administrative Support Specialist (Food & Nutrition)  UMaine Extension Cumberland staff members will be bringing you new skills, tips, and tricks about a variety of Extension related programs in our Teachable Moments series. In this post we will follow UMaine Extension nutrition staff Kathy Savoie and Kate McCarty as they […]

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Winning Pies

By Lynne Hazelton, UMaine Extension Staff, Administrative Support Specialist (Agriculture & Horticulture) The Annual Cumberland County Extension Association (CCEA) Meeting took place last night at the UMaine Gardens at Tidewater Farm, in Falmouth. This event is a time where the UMaine Extension staff honors outstanding volunteers from all program areas and everyone enjoys the fruits of labor made […]

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Maine Food for September: Apples, Broccoli, and Carrots

University of Maine Cooperative Extension publishes information to help you find, grow, use, preserve and store in-season fruits and vegetables in Maine. Visit UMaine Extension to order or download bulletins to fit the season, including September favorites such as Bulletin #4035 Let’s Preserve: Apples, Bulletin #4177 Vegetables and Fruits for Health: Broccoli and Cauliflower and […]

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Teachable Moments…Flower Arrangements

By Sara Conant, UMaine Extension Staff, 4-H Community Education Assistant UMaine Extension Cumberland staff members will be bringing you new skills, tips, and tricks about a variety of Extension related programs in our Teachable Moments series. This month we’ll teach you how to make floral arrangements. Master Gardeners with floral arrangement experience gathered at the […]

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Cumberland County 4-H Members’ Community Service Project Helps the Local Food System

By Sara Conant, UMaine Extension Staff, 4-H Community Education Assistant Cumberland County 4-H members Adam Dale, Caleb McGrath-Holmquist, and Katie McGrath-Holmquist are raising funds to purchase four market hogs and two market lambs from the Cumberland Fair 4-H Livestock Auction on Wednesday September 28, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. at the Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road […]

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Annual CCEA Meeting and Pie Bake-Off

By Lynne Hazelton, UMaine Extension Staff, Administrative Support Specialist The Cumberland County Extension Association (CCEA) invites the public to the 2016 Annual Meeting of the CCEA to be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, starting at 5 pm, at the University of Maine Gardens at Tidewater Farm in Falmouth. Every year this event is a special […]

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5 Reasons to Attend “A Taste of Tidewater”

By Lynne Hazelton, UMaine Extension Staff, Administrative Support Specialist A Taste of Tidewater is our annual fundraiser to benefit the University of Maine Gardens at Tidewater Farm. The gardens provide agricultural and horticultural educational opportunities to the community, utilizing research-based, environmentally friendly and sustainable gardening practices. Why do we need to fundraise? In order to grow and […]

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