Tips offered on preserving summer harvest

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The University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers information and recommendations on how to preserve fruits and vegetables that are ripe in August.

UMaine Extension advises home gardeners who plan to can or freeze surplus produce to use the most up-to-date information. The organization’s publications contain information to help people find, grow, use, preserve and store in-season fruits and vegetables.

Visit the UMaine Cooperative Extension Publications Catalog at http://extensionpubs.umext.maine.edu/ for bulletins including: USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning; Freezing Unusual Fruits and Vegetables; So Easy to Preserve; Let’s Preserve Series; and Canning & Freezing Quick-Guides & Entire Series.