It is Apple Picking Time in Maine!
Here are a few University of Maine Cooperative Extension publications that may be useful after you’ve picked apples this season!
Apples, #4262- Apples contain soluble fiber that helps lower cholesterol. This publication includes recipes; part of the Vegetables and Fruits for Health series (item #4261). Includes instructional video for online viewing.
Safe Cider Making, #4191– Outbreaks of food-borne illness have been attributed to drinking contaminated cider. This fact sheet provides basic guidelines for safe home cider production.
Let’s Preserve Apples, #4035–This bulletin provides thorough instructions for safe canning of apple products, including apple juice, apple rings, applesauce, and apple butter. Includes nutritional information.