Ask the Patch Pros: About Cooking and Preserving Fall Vegetables
As summer winds down, the vegetables are ramping up.
As September starts, it is harvest season for a lot of great vegetables. Farmer's markets and gardens are currently overflowing with summer squash, tomatoes, cucumbers and other goodies.
Unsure what to do with all these veggies? Want to know how to preserve them so you can enjoy this local produce into the winter?
To address these questions and more, we've recruited some pros. In the comments, ask them your questions about recipes and preserving the fall harvest goodness that is growing all around us.
Participating pros are:
Daphne Christensen, Marketing and Community Relations Specialist, Whole Foods Market, West Des Moines.
Gabriela Weir, Personal Chef, of Chef Gaby Personal Chefs & Private Functions, Iowa City.
Dave Burt, Burt Family Food Services, chef and local food advocate, Iowa City.
Rachel Morey Flynn, Linn and Johnson County cooking instructor.