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

University of Maine Cooperative Extension lecturer Kathy Savoie demonstrates strawberry freezing techniques in a easy to follow videoand how to lower the sugar content when making strawberry jam in it short video

UMaine Extension also offers: upcoming food preservation workshopsin person or via webinar, to coincide with the arrival of Maine’s seasonal food, along with the monthly Spoonful Blog with recipes and bite-sized food and nutrition information.

Expansion of publications can provide ways to find, grow, use, and store seasonal fruits and vegetables, including how to store these June favorites.

Updated information and publications to download or order are available on the Site extensionor by contacting 207.581.3188, 800.287.0274 (in Maine); [email protected]