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A Locavore's Journey

A day in the life of a Central Illinois Locavore
Strawberries May 19

Day 5 – Back to Strawberries

I went all day yesterday without eating a single strawberry, so I had them this morning for breakfast. Strawberries are in season, and there is a large local supply available from various sources. I was able to secure four quarts last weekend. I decided to freeze two for future use, and have been eating the other two this week. Both of my children have enjoyed sharing a bowl some mornings.

To learn more about preserving your garden register for one of the upcoming classes at a local extension office:

June 14, 5:30 pm –7:30 pm, Montgomery County Extension, Preserving Your Garden: Freezing and Drying

June 22, 9 am – 1 pm, Christian County Extension, Growing & Preserving: Strawberries Workshop

July 11, 10 am – 1 pm, Macoupin County Extension, Growing & Preserving: Strawberries Workshop

All three of these workshops are free, but require registration.

Also, I co-worker gave me a processed chicken from their farm and some frozen corn from last year's harvest. I am excited about the chicken, but still trying to decide the best way to cook it. I plan to start using the corn as a side dish this weekend with some of my meals.

Menu for Day #5

  • Breakfast: Bowl of Strawberries
  • Lunch: Two Fried Eggs
  • Snack: White Popcorn
  • Dinner: Pork Chop with Glass of Skim Milk

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