Cook ‘N Can It!


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There’s nothing better than being able to savor the fruits of your labor. What can you do with what you’ve grown? The options are endless! Opportunities to whip up new culinary concoctions or maybe try your hand at canning and preserving.


Here are some of our favorite must-try recipes that will be best with your fresh produce.


Garlic Roasted Radishes
Parmesan Crusted Crushed Turnips
Brown Butter Mashed Turnip with Roasted Garlic
Spinach Cheese Puffs
Spinach Breakfast Casserole
Black Bean Beet Hummus
Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

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Dining with Diabetes Garden to Plate Video Series

Making Salsa
Cucumber Dill Dip
Spaghetti Squash Made Easy

Celebrate Your Plate

Great Grain Salad
Purple Power Salad


Ready to stock up and store for the off season? Here are links to methods of preserving your produce.
Canning Basics
Canning Vegetables
Canning for Beginners
Canning Foods at Home
How Do I Can?
CDC Canning Tips
Food Preservation Office Hours
Food Preservation

Extension’s Food Preservation Team has posted webinar recordings on a variety of these topics from 2020 and 2021 at


Freezing basics
Freezing Vegetables
Blanching Before Freezing
USDA Freezing Vegetables Information
Let’s Preserve: Freezing Vegetables