Read article: Find joy in holiday gift giving while supporting your local farm community
Find joy in holiday gift giving while supporting your local farm community
Imagine owning and running the business of your dreams, and not being in control of one of the most stressful aspects of a business: the cost of...
Read article: Local farmers rely on you this spring
Local farmers rely on you this spring
A full return to farmer's market season is upon us. Producers have faced many hurdles in the past few years; they are relying on your support to stay...
Read article: Cut flower grower builds community with his 'more than one person' approach
Cut flower grower builds community with his 'more than one person' approach
When I want to get inspired by my work with local small farmers, I make my way to Clara Joyce Flowers...
Read article: Choose local foods this Thanksgiving
Choose local foods this Thanksgiving
Celebrating the year’s crops with a Thanksgiving feast has been a tradition for over 400 years. Likely in 1621, individuals fed their families and...
Read article: Shop farmers markets for your Thanksgiving meal
Shop farmers markets for your Thanksgiving meal
Locally grown foods aren’t shipped thousands of miles, which reduces the carbon footprint, supports our local growers, and offers tastier, more...
Read article: Ask your local growers about daikon radishes
Ask your local growers about daikon radishes
Most people are familiar with radishes, those red-skinned, white-flesh, peppery vegetables often found on a salad bar. However, there are many other...
Read article: Shopping on a budget at farmers markets
Shopping on a budget at farmers markets
Every year, Illinoisans all over the state take advantage of farmers markets for local, fresh, in-season produce. Illinois is ranked #3 in the nation...
Read article: Make the most of berry season
Make the most of berry season
Berry season is arriving quickly, and it’s what gets me the most excited for those first few farmers markets near the end of May and early June where...
Local Food Systems and Small Farms Extension Educator
Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator