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Buying Meat from Local Farmers


with Donna Coffin

May 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm

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. 1 Session.


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Cake Decorating Basics


with Kelly Lougee

Apr 27, 2017 at 6 pm

Want to make your own fun cake for a party or gathering? You will learn some techniques and tricks to create that special cake. We will be working on 3 different cake designs to demonstrate different techniques. Materials fee: $7, payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. 1 Session.


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Cooking Around the World


with Christina Earley

Mar 8, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

We will be cooking recipes from around the world. Participants will experiences a variety of culture through food. Countries will be Japan, Morocco, Brazil, Turkey, Austria, and Russia. Materials fee: $20, payable to the instructor at the first session. 6 Sessions.


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Cooking for Meatless Monday and Beyond


with Denise Brown

Mar 6, 2017 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class will show you how to prepare vegetarian meals using different techniques and equipment. Consider how to support health when thinking about meal preparation. Also we will introduce beginning vegetarian cooks to "new" food stuff. This course is beneficial for cooks at all experience levels. 4 Sessions.


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Eating Better on a Budget - 10 Tips


with Nikki Fox

Apr 3, 2017 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is to empower adults who are experiencing a limited budget with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make healthy and affordable choices. Participants will learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best nourishment possible for their families. Each week will include a food demonstration with hands on cooking as well as recipes to take home. Those experiencing a low or fixed income are particularly encouraged to participate in this series. Pre-registration is required. 4 Sessions.


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Football Party Food


with Kelly Lougee

Jan 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Hosting a football party or a superbowl party? Just want some delicious food to enjoy while you watch the big game? Come enjoy cooking with us while we explore and make some yummy easy treats. Materials fee: $10, payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. 1 Session.


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Grow Your Own Organic Garden


with Paul Volckhausen

Mar 29, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Are you concerned about the rising cost of food? Unsure what the term "certified organic" means? Interested in learning how to grow you own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for a workshop on how to grow your own organic garden. We'll talk about the basics of soil science, how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the basics of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation, and how to incorporate green manures and manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and common insects, pests and methods of natural insect control. Materials fee: $5, payable to the instructor at the first class. 3 Sessions.


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Growing Hops in the Backyard


with Donna Coffin

Apr 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm

During the Grow Hops in the Backyard program learn that Hops can be grown successfully in Hancock County. Many home brewers are interested in taking their hobby to the next level by growing their own hops to produce their own beer. Hops can also be used for other purposes too. At this program you will learn about the history of hops production in New England, what hops needs to thrive in our area, basics of planting and care, pests that can affect hops, and harvest.


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