Create delicious local gifts with UMaine Extension

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on making gifts with local foods from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the UMaine Extension Cumberland County office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth.

Participants will make spiced cranberry-pear jam, cranberry rice pilaf mix and cranberry granola, featuring local cranberries and Maine grains. Participants will be able to take home a jar of each product, as well as recipes and Mason jar-shaped wooden gift tags. Kate McCarty, Extension food preservation community education assistant, will lead the workshop, which is part of the “From Scratch, Your Maine Kitchen” cooking series.

Cost is $40 per class. Register online. For more details, or to request a disability accommodation, call 207.781.6099, 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine) or email