FALMOUTH, Maine — Buying Local Meat will be presented by Donna Coffin, UMaine Extension from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. on Tuesday, May 23rd at the University of Maine Regional Learning Center at 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104, Falmouth. The program is sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
Buying meat directly from local farmers is a way to support the local agriculture community, but it can be confusing, says Donna Coffin, Extension Professor. At this program, you will learn about the different words used to describe how animals are raised and how meat is sold from local farms – natural, grass-fed, organic, dry-aged, pasture raised, free range, humane and prime. Also, how much meat to expect when you buy a side or quarter, where you can purchase directly from farmers and how to care for the meat until it is used will be discussed.
Registration is required, and the $15 course fee includes handout materials and food samples. To register visit: extension.umaine.edu/register/product/buying-local-meat-may-23-2017-falmouth
–University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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