Cape May Court House, NJ – Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) of Cape May County Family and Community Health Sciences and Agriculture and Natural Resources Departments will present the virtual workshop, Eat What You Grow: Pumpkins on Thursday, September 9, 2021. The free presentation, will take place live via Zoom from 6 to 7 p.m.
The program will be presented by RCE of Cape May County’s Chris Zellers, FCHS Educator/Assistant Professor and Jen Sawyer, ANR Program Associate for Commercial Agriculture. Zellers said, “We are excited to offer this Eat What You Grow series that promotes healthy living and teaches how to grow healthy food at home. Pumpkins are very popular in the fall months, and we hope to encourage their use with tasty preparation tips.”
The series’ workshops focus on specific vegetables and fruits giving participants nutritional information and preparation ideas while teaching about growing tasty produce in a home garden. This program will cover pumpkins by introducing growing basics, providing information on the benefits and nutritional value of pumpkins plus provide recipes that encourage you to cook or bake using pumpkins!
The class is open to the public; however, advanced registration is required at https://go.rutgers.edu/lvdez7m5.
Please visit our website capemay.njaes.rutgers.edu for up-to-date information about programs offered throughout the year by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County. Also, find previous workshops to view on the RCE of Cape May County You Tube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwO4reBc311upe-f9uK5lIw.
RCE of Cape May County helps both youth and adults improve their knowledge and skills, enhance their quality of life, and resolve problems in areas of food, nutrition, health, and wellness; food safety; agriculture; environmental and natural resource management; and youth development. This is accomplished using science-based knowledge and university research. Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s education programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.