AUGUSTA — Applications for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Master Food Preserver Program is now available. Master Food Preservers serve to extend UMaine Extension’s education programs in food preservation to adults and youth. Anyone 21 years or older is eligible to apply. Upon graduation, Master Food Preservers serve as volunteers and resources in the community to provide the public with research-based information from UMaine Extension and USDA.
The 10-part hands-on kitchen labs will be held mainly on Tuesdays, 5:30pm-8:30pm starting June until September. The course covers food preservation techniques including canning, drying, freezing, fermenting and winter storage as well as important food safety information.
Class size is limited and those interested are required to fill out an application. The applicant deadline is May 5, 2017 and participants will be informed of their selection status the 3rd week of May. For more information visit http://extension.umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/master-food-preservers/.
The fee for this class is $250 upon acceptance into the program. Limited financial assistance is available. Anyone 21 years or older is eligible to apply. The application form will be available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KZXZC88. Requests for a hard copy may be made email@example.com or 207.781.6099. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, call 207.781.6099 or1.800.287.1471(in Maine).
—University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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