The University of Illinois Extension Office is continuing with their Local Foods Initiative, with the goal of getting more people to eat local. As a part of this initiative, the Extension will be offering a number of food related workshops to help people grow, cook, and preserve the local foods they grow and buy.
Terri Miller, Publicist with the U of I Extension Office says these workshops are to help people keep the local foods they have longer, and will be offering a workshop on cucumbers on July 1st.
Other workshops offered through the summer will include a freezing and drying workshop, along with a workshop centered around tomatoes.
Miller asks those interested in the workshops to contact the extension office and per-register.
Miller appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.