Eighteen brochures highlighting a vegetable that grows well in Herkimer County are available.
Featured vegetables include asparagus, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, green beans, lettuce, peas, peppers, potatoes, summer squash & zucchini, sweet corn, Swiss chard, tomatoes, and winter squash. Each brochure provides information on growing; purchasing; preparing (including healthy recipes); preserving, and composting.
The brochures were developed as part of a project promoting increased vegetable consumption in Herkimer County; funded by the “Creating Healthy Places to Live Work and Play” grant through Herkimer County HealthNet working with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County. The goal of this effort was to enhance the variety and visibility of vegetables offered to help families choose, prepare, and enjoy healthier meals.
Also available is the “Herkimer County Produce Cycle Cookbook & Guide.” This guide features the same vegetables as the brochures above, plus additional recipes. To open, click on the link above or the image below.
Brochures and Cookbook/Guide are available as pdf files. To view them, you must have a pdf reader installed on your computer…To get the latest version of Adobe Reader, click here
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