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Preserving agricultural bounty at Glidden Homestead

The Glidden Homestead in DeKalb will present a discussion on preserving food on Sunday, Oct. 14, from noon to 4 p.m.
The Glidden Homestead in DeKalb will present a discussion on preserving food on Sunday, Oct. 14, from noon to 4 p.m.

DeKALB, IL – As the growing season winds down, thoughts turn toward how to preserve some of the deliciousness for the winter months.

On Sunday, Oct. 14, from noon to 4 p.m., University of Illinois Extension nutrition and wellness educator Marilyn Csernus will discuss preserving food. Csernus received a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University in foods and nutrition and a master’s from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Human Nutrition and Foods. She is a registered dietitian and licensed dietitian nutritionist in Illinois.

Harvest fare will be offered to nibble on for a suggested donation of $5, in addition to the standard $4 museum admission.

“Most people have fond memories of canning with their family this time of year, but we sometimes feel we don’t have the skills to do this as well as our grandmother did,” Rob Glover, executive director of Glidden Homestead, said in a news release. “But there are great ways to preserve your harvest and hold on to the taste of summer you remember.”

DeKalb and Glidden Homestead have had a long, historical association with agriculture and produce. Joseph Glidden’s Homestead boasted some 500 acres of land and he was known for the trusted quality seed he sold to area farmers. The Glidden Florist, founded by Mable Glidden in 1936, is one of the earliest woman-owned businesses in the area. Almost three decades before that, Annie Glidden broke ground as one of the leading agricultural innovators in this area.

A full season of programs highlighting “Digging In” continues at the Glidden Homestead in 2018. A program listing can be found at www.gliddenhomestead .org/events.html.

The Glidden Homestead, at 921 W. Lincoln Highway, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays or by special arrangement. Admission is $4 an adult and free for children younger than 14.

For information, visit www.gliddenhomestead.org, email info@gliddenhomestead.org or call 815-756-7904.

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