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Learn new recipes for fresh garden produce

Published: Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 12:02 p.m. CDT

August is harvest time for local gardeners. Even if you do not have your own tomatoes, zucchinis, peppers, corn or other vegetables, you can buy some of the best produce of the season at farmers markets or grocery stores.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, Lisa Brandt, Hy-Vee dietitian, will present “Cooking with Your Harvest” as part of the Sycamore History Museum’s Back on the Farm Gardening series.

During “Cooking with your Harvest," Brandt will share recipes that incorporate seasonal produce. Eating foods from your garden or from a local farm have great health benefits and taste amazing. Even better, many recipes are simple dishes with lots of flavor because the ingredients are fresh.

Brandt received her bachelor's degree in coordinated dietetics, food and nutrition at Purdue University. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) and the Illinois Dietetic Association. She has more than 20 years experience as a nutritionist with the Women, Infant, Children program, as a college nutrition instructor and as a clinical dietitian. 

This talk is part of the Back on the Farm Gardening series in partnership with Master Gardeners at the Sycamore History Museum. It is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged, but not required. For more information, call 815-8957-5762 or visit

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