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UMaine Extension offers facts, recipes for strawberries, peas, leafy greens

UMaine Extension offers facts, recipes for strawberries, peas, leafy greens

Freezing berries in season and making low-sugar homemade jams and jellies are some of the ways to increase access to a year-round supply of local foods, cut back on sugar and reduce grocery bills.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Educator Kathy Savoie demonstrates techniques for freezing strawberries in an easy-to-follow video (https://extension.umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/how-to-videos/how-to-freeze-strawberries/), and how to reduce the sugar content when making strawberry jam in this short video (https://extension.umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/how-to-videos/how-to-make-strawberry-jam/).

UMaine Extension is also offering upcoming food preservation workshops (https://extension.umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/hands-on-workshops/), in person or by webinar, to coincide with the arrival of Maine’s seasonal foods, along with the monthly Spoonful Blog featuring recipes and bite-sized food and nutrition information.