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Explore growing, preparing, & preserving local food in rural central Illinois and the community impact of buying local
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Hello, Farmers Market Season: Radishes and Asparagus

With Summer fast approaching, comes the opportunity to spend time outside with neighbors exploring the local farmers markets. On my first trip of the season, I went out to the Taylorville Farmers Market in downtown Taylorville seeking seasonal produce. The farmers market is an excellent place to learn how the producers grow their food, support the local farmers and learn how they prepare their...

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Challenge to Eat Local

Posted by Lisa Peterson -

Perusing through your home cabinets and refrigerator, how much of the food is grown within 100 miles of your home? Do you know where to purchase foods produced locally outside the grocery store? Unsure what to do with all that extra asparagus from the garden? Uncertain how to prepare garden fresh turnips for lunch? Curious about growing your own vegetables? The new Local Flavors blog is a great...

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