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Local foods at Energy and Hort Day

Chef Derek Olson of Harvest Thyme Bistro, Wadena

Chef Derek Olson of Harvest Thyme Bistro, Wadena, prepared and served a local-foods meal for guests attending the Aug. 12 Energy and Horticulture Day at the Agricultural and Energy Center near Staples. Olson created a Southwest-flavored main dish with locally raised chicken and assorted vegetables. Sweet corn grown at the Ag and Energy Center was a bonus for diners. The center is operated by Central Lakes College and provides research on and demonstration of crop varieties and new energy crop opportunities for the region. For information, contact Director Bob Schafer at (218) 894-5160 or