The Cook's Garden

Join Illinois Extension Local Foods and Small Farms Educator Grant McCarty on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon for a program on The Cook’s Garden. The program will be held at the Jo Daviess County Extension Office, 204 Vine St. Elizabeth. There will be a $5 fee to attend the program and pre-registration is requested by Monday, April 13. To register or for more information call the Jo Daviess County Extension Office at 815-858-2273 or visit us online at

Broccoli rabe, amaranth, ‘Cheddar’ cauliflower, Okinawan sweet potato, and spelt are just some of the “newer” vegetables and grains showing up as food trends in the last couple of years. This class will look at what you can grow (and can’t grow) in your summer garden with a focus on produce that will be eaten fresh, made into sauces, and/or is center stage in your cooking. Grains, unique vegetable varieties, microgreens, herbs, and flavor focused produce will be covered in this session in helping you identify what to grow this upcoming season.