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Packing Methods for Freezing Foods, A Guide to Packing Foods before Freezing

There are several ways to pack fruits, vegetables, and meats for freezing. Packing helps to retain the flavor of the foods and minimizes textural changes in foods during freezing. This fact sheet shares tips on freezing fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, and fish.

Grow it, Eat It, Freeze It, The Basics of Freezing Foods at Home

Food preservation creates a sustainable supply of food throughout the year. When consumers purchase food to preserve, it means less food waste for the farmer. Freezing is a simple, quick and convenient method to preserve food. This publication shares the basics of freezing food at home.

Home Canning Jams and Jellies

Monday, May. 21, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
28647 Old Quantico Rd., Salisbury, MD-21801
Learn how to safely preserve summer bounty at home while enjoying the fresh flavors of home cooked food. University of Maryland Wicomico county is introducing three food preservation workshops on canning, drying, fermentation, freezing, and pickling. The workshop includes hands-on experience of...

Preserving Pickles through Canning and Fermentation

Tuesday, May. 29, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
28647 Old Quantico Rd., Salisbury, MD-21801
Learn how to safely preserve summer bounty at home while enjoying the fresh flavors of home cooked food. University of Maryland Wicomico county is introducing three food preservation workshops on canning, drying, fermentation, freezing, and pickling. The workshop includes hands-on experience of...

Combined FSMA: Produce Safety & Food Safety Preventative Controls Training-Keedysville

Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 - 5:00pm
Western Maryland Research and Education Center
Combined FSMA PSA & FSPCA trainings 8:00AM – 5:00PM Western Maryland Research and Education Center 18330 Keedysville Rd., Keedysville, MD 21756 Who should attend? Farmers, growers and food processors who need to comply with the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, Preventive Controls Rule or both, who...

Turning Out Your Product: From Food Safety to Marketing, There's a Lot You'll Need to Know

This report breaks down the necessary steps to develop your product and bring it to market in accordance with Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's regulations and recommendations. The author discusses the legal aspects of operating a specialty food processing business in Maryland,...

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)-Baltimore City

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Baltimore City Extension Office
Food Safety: Food Safety Modernization Act and Good Agricultural Practices/Good Handling Practices Good Agricultural Practices Training Who Should Attend? Those growers who are interested in learning about produce safety, who need to satisfy buyer requirements, and/or who need to maintain a food...
GAPs field day at Whitelock Community Farm
Thanks to all the farmers and educators who came out to our field days in September! On Tuesday, Sept 12 we had a Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) training and on-farm mock audit at Whitelock...

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training for FSMA Compliance-Charles County

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Charles Soil District Office
Thursday 11/30 8:00AM – 4:30PM Charles Soil District Office 4200 Gardiner Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601 Who should attend? Farmers who... Need to comply with the FSMA produce safety rule, e.g., producers growing leafy greens, tomatoes, berries, cucumber, etc. Are exempt from the rule but need to comply due...

GAPs class and mock audit at Baltimore urban farm

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 - 8:30am to 2:30pm
Baltimore City Community College and Whitelock Community Farm
Vegetable farmers are invited to a Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) class and on-farm mock audit in Baltimore, MD on Tues, Sept 12. Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) is a voluntary food safety certification program for farmers who produce fresh fruit and vegetables. This GAPs class will be...

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