UMaine Extension cooks up barbecue for April 19 workshop

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FARMINGTON – University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop for the home barbecue and smoker cook 4:30–6:30 p.m. April 19 at Southpaw Meat Market, 1233 Roosevelt Trail #12, Raymond.

“Demystifying Barbecue: Learning the Secrets to Smoking Success!” includes meat selection and preparing the meat for proper cooking, seasonings and dry rubs, setting up a smoker, and barbecuing using a variety of fuels and devices. Participants will be able to sample barbecue off the grill. Colt Knight, UMaine Extension associate professor and state livestock specialist, will lead the workshop with demonstrations.

The workshop is free; a sliding scale fee is optional. Required registration is limited to 15 participants. Register on the event webpage. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Melissa Babcock, 207-581-2788 or 800-287-7170 in Maine;

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension: As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

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