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UMaine Extension offers tips to preserve blueberries, tomatoes, corn

Delicious fruits and vegetables are ripe for the picking in August and University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator Kathy Savoie wants Mainers to have up-to-date information on the best methods, canners, jars and seals to safely preserve food. UMaine Extension publishes information to help people find, grow, use, preserve and store in-season fruits and vegetables. […]

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UMaine Extension offers ‘Preserving the Harvest’ workshops

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering hands-on “Preserving the Harvest” workshops throughout the summer. Upcoming workshops include: Preserving Pickles 5:30–8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, UMaine Extension, 24 Main St., Lisbon Falls 5:30–8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, UMaine Extension, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth Canning Tomatoes & Salsa 4–6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, Willow […]

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Rusted Rooster Farm Grain Walk

3:30 PM, Saturday, July 30, 2016 Rusted Rooster Farm Parkman, Maine Sean and Sandra O’Donnell invite anyone interested in grain production on a walking tour of their grain fields followed by snacks and discussion. They are growing a wide variety of cereal grains (wheat, oats, barley, flint corn, and millet) and legumes (field peas, soybeans, […]

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Small Grain, Cover Crop, and Alternative Crop Twilight Meeting at Aroostook Farm

Tuesday, July 19, 6:00- 8:00 PM UMaine Aroostook Research Farm Meet at the UMaine Extension Presque Isle Office, 57 Houlton Road, Presque Isle. Please join us to learn about malt barley varieties, disease census of Maine small grains, cover cropping, managing grain protein, alternative crops, and crop insurance and Farm Service Agency programs. Speakers include: […]

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UMaine Extension offers tips for donating extra garden produce

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers advice for gardeners who seek to contribute to their community by donating extra produce. Top-quality vegetables are welcome at most food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters. However, UMaine Extension officials suggest gardeners call ahead to find out what types of vegetables are preferred and the best times […]

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Community: ‘Growing Maine’

Read transcript “Growing Maine” is a series of short documentaries by the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension, which highlights Maine food producers and farm families. This episode tells the story of Doreen and John Simmons of Stoneheart Farm in South Paris, sharing the most valuable players of their farm family — Gwen and Bea. Without […]

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Research: Shifting ecosystems in the Falkland Islands

Read transcript University of Maine researchers, including Kit Hamley, explore how extinct and introduced animals affect the Falkland Islands and seek to help farmers, sheep, tussock grass, tourists and penguins coexist in light of competing interests, sea-level rise and erosion. Hamley helped develop the 4-H Follow A ResearcherTM program at UMaine, which connects K–12 students […]

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South Paris workshop to teach pickling as way to preserve harvest

Preserving the harvest will be the focus of a University of Maine Cooperative Extension workshop 1–4 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at the UMaine Extension office, 9 Olson Road, South Paris. Taught by UMaine Extension food preservation community education assistant Kate McCarty, the hands-on workshop uses recommended preservation methods for canning and freezing garden vegetables, including […]

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UMaine Cooperative Extension publications offer tips for berry season

Summer is here and many in Maine are spending more time outdoors. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers information and recommendations on a variety of topics from growing berries, to preserving and cooking them. Featured bulletins: Growing Rhubarb in Maine Strawberries Vegetables and Fruits for Health: Wild Blueberries Vegetables and Fruits for Health: Raspberries […]

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Maine food for July: Snap beans and cucumbers

University of Maine Cooperative Extension publishes information to help find, grow, use and store in-season fruits and vegetables in Maine. A variety of bulletins can be ordered or downloaded online. July favorites include “Let’s Preserve: Snap Beans,” “Let’s Preserve: Pickles,” “Vegetables and Fruits for Health: Cucumbers” and “Vegetables and Fruits for Health: Green Beans and […]

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