Master Food Preservers

Q&A For the Novice Food Preserver

In this interview, Master Food Preserver Volunteer Kathy Shaw offers a Q&A for our readers about food preservation and in particular, the Master Food Preserver Volunteer Program (MFP) offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Kathy took the course in 2009. She has continued to be a part of the program ever since. She lives […]

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Master Food Preserver class participants making dilly beans

2018 Master Food Preserver Volunteer Annual Report

From November 2017 to October 2018, 50 Master Food Preserver volunteers completed over 930 hours of food preservation education, community projects, and administrative tasks. values volunteer time in Maine at $24.69 per hour, which means that the Master Food Preservers donated the equivalent of $22,960. From Kittery to Bangor, volunteers taught 66 preserving workshops […]

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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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