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Maine Food For May 1:00 AM UMaine Regional Learning Center , Falmouth University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County is releasing their Maine Food For (Month) program.
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April 29, 2020

Contact: Kathy Savoie, 207.780.4205;

UMaine Extension offers facts on fiddleheads, recipes for rhubarb

Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers information to help find, grow, use, preserve, and store in-season fruits and vegetables in Maine. Seasonal favorites for May include:

#4198 Facts on Fiddleheads

#4060 Facts on Edible Wild Greens in Maine

#4266 Fruits for Health: Rhubarb

Preserving rhubarb by freezing is demonstrated in an easy-to-follow video. UMaine Extension educator Kathy Savoie cautions that information on canning and preparing food should be up-to-date and research-based. Fiddleheads in particular require exact cooking methods — boiling for at least 15 minutes or steaming for 10–12 minutes. Recommendations on canning methods and equipment are best reviewed annually.

Updated information, and bulletins to download or order, are available on the Extension website, or by contacting 207.581.3188, 800.287.0274 (in Maine);

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.

About the University of Maine:
The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's land grant, sea grant and space grant university. As Maine's flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the state's only public research university and among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast. It attracts students from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. UMaine currently enrolls 11,561 undergraduate and graduate students who have opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn master's, doctoral or professional science master's degrees, as well as graduate certificates. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide to conserve energy, recycle and adhere to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit

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