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Seasoned Growers Succeed with Community Supported Agriculture

Happy CSA Day ! If you haven't heard of Community-Supported Agriculture, or CSA, it is basically a subscription-style marketing format commonly used by fresh market vegetable growers where customer-members pay upfront for a weekly "share" of produce from the farm during the growing season. It is a unique opportunity for small farmers and...

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Boone County Farm Stroll!

Have you ever wondered where goat cheese comes from? Or how wool becomes yarn? Or where all those beautiful vegetables at the farmers market are actually grown? Well, we have a free, family-friendly event where you can satisfy your local food cravings and curiosities! From noon to 5:00pm Sunday afternoon, October 5th, 2014, University of Illinois Extension will host the Boone County Farm Stroll, d...

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Welcome to Dirt Under Your Nails!

Posted by Andrew Larson - general soil

Hello folks! And welcome to Dirt Under Your Nails, a blog from the Local Food Systems & Small Farms Extension program in Unit 2, serving Boone, DeKalb, and Ogle counties. My name is Andy Larson, and I am the new Local Foods Systems & Small Farms Educator. If you want to learn a little more about me, feel free to check out...

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