FALMOUTH, Maine — Applications for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver program are now available. The 10-session course meets June 18–Sept. 17, primarily Tuesdays from 5:30–8:30 p.m., at UMaine Extension, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth and at Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick.
The 35-hour course combines lecture, discussion and hands-on kitchen practice. Topics include food preservation techniques, such as canning, drying, freezing, and fermenting; food storage and safety; and prevention of foodborne illness.
Upon graduation, Master Food Preservers volunteer and are resources in their communities to provide research-based information from UMaine Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Apply online by 4:30 p.m. May 3. The $250 class fee is due on acceptance; limited financial assistance is available. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Marvin Tala, 207.781.6099, 800.287.1471 (in Maine); email@example.com.
–University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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