Make family gifts from the kitchen with UMaine Extension

Machias, Maine—University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free program on making edible holiday gifts beginning Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 4-4:45 p.m., at the Porter Memorial Library, 92 Court Street, Machias. Classes meet each Tuesday through Dec. 17. 

“Family Gifts from the Kitchen” will focus on creating mixes using basic ingredients and learn healthy eating tips. Jars, ingredients, and samples will be provided. Mixes will include oatmeal-raisin muffins, alphabet soup, and homemade granola. Families who attend all three sessions will receive a gift bag on the last day. Children must be accompanied by adults. 

Register online at For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Rita Stephenson, 207.255.3345;

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension: As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.