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18 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 Gazette Hayrides are a highlight of the harvest festival that takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SUBMITTED PHOTOS EAST COAST GARDEN CENTER will host the Corn to Run 5K race and Harvest Festival Saturday, Sept. 26. The unique 5K begins at 9 a.rn. on a 3.1-mile course that will meander through a 200-acre cornfield across from East Coast Garden Center, For more information on the 5K and to register, go to seashorestriders.corn. After the race there will be awards, refreshments and games for all ages. The harvest festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be brats on the grill, hayrides, games, flower class, cooking class and beer from 16 Mile Brewery. For more information, go to www. Cooking class offered at Harvest Festival Gretchen Hanson, executive chef of Ho- bos Restaurant and Bar in Rehoboth, will display her plant- based cooking talents at 12'30 p,m., Satur- day, Sept. 26, during the annual Harvest Festival held at East Coast Garden Cen- G. Hanson ter in Mfllsboro. The class will include delicious dishes cre- ated from the multitude of fall produce options at the Harvest Festival. Hanson has taken the Delaware culinary world by storm with her healthy food by cooking a' diet based predominantly menu choices based on inclusion of lo- cally sourced meat, poultry and seafood options. Hobos is an allergy-friendly restaurant with the mission of everyone being able to eat safely and sustainably at the same table. Hanson focuses on making sure that all dietary choices, restrictions, and allergies are met with love and dignity, as she often creates menu items made from scratch for the patrons of her restaurant. She focuses on food as love, healing and a commu- nity with her global eco fusion cuisine. She creates these popular dishes at Ho- bos Restaurant and Bar at 56 Baltimore Ave. in Rehoboth, For more information about Hobos, call 302-226-2226 or go to East Coast Gar- within a 40-mile menu. Hanson has den Center is at 30366 Cordrey Road, won best healthy dining food awards MiUsboro. For more information, go to from Delaware Today and Coastal Style or call over the last several years by creating 302-945-3489. pity the turmp, a vegetable whose very essence gets no respect. When a real unmade bed was a final- ist for the Turner Prize for art, outraged artists began handing out "The Turnip Prize" for art with the sole criteria that the art must be downright garbage. The prize itself is a six-inch nail with a real turnip impaled on it. Some of the Turnip Prize winners to date include ' lfred The Grate" (two burned rolls on ness goes away when they're near turnips. a fire grate), "Tea P" (used tea cooked. If all you want is turnip Turnips are in the cabbage bags in the shape of the letter greens, you can sow seeds as family, and a disease called P), and "Stick Another Shrimp thick as grass seed and pick clubroot can attack if you plant on the Barbie" (Barbie doll cov- them at any size. Most turnips cabbage crops in the same soil ered in shrimp), are grown for the large, often year after year, so always rotate As summer wanes and flat, bulbous roots with white, your crops, and don't plant autumn approaches, the lowly yellow or even red flesh, any of the cabbage family in turnip (Brassica napus/Bras- Sow turnip seeds about one- the same spot for seven years. sica rapa) deserves its day in quarter-to-one-half inch deep Because clubroot is worse in the sun, or rather its day in the in full sun in soil with a pH of acidic soil, apply lime to keep cold. Like its root vegetable 6.5. Once they have sprouted your garden soil "sweet" with a companions, the turnip lives thin the plants to stand about pH above 6.0. below ground, stores well and six inches apart in rows two The lowly turnip iust might can keep right through the win- to three feet apart. The plants become the star of your kitchen. ter. You can also eat the leaves you pull up to thin the rows are Turnip roots can be boiled or or greens which taste better perfectly edible as greens, some steamed, mashed or pureed, after being exposed to a freeze, with tiny roots attached. They roasted, and added to soups Turnip greens are nutritious, are especially popular in South- and stews. And you may receive containing good amounts of ern cooking, the coveted Turnip Award for vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin Because they stand up to the anything but an unmade bed. K, calcium, and are high in the cold you can plant turnips as If you think you "cannot get antioxidant lutein. The greens soon as the soil can be worked blood from a turnip" ponder have a spicy cabbage taste that in the spring. Companion plants this: that unmade bed was can perk up a salad. The sharp- such as onions and peas do well eventually sold as a piece of art TURNIP ROOTS can be boiled or steamed, mashed or pureed, roasted, and added to soups and stews. by the Christie's auction house for over $2 million. Perhaps the buyer really did just fall off the turnip truck.