Contact Us

Lisa Torrance
County Extension Director
University of Illinois Extension
3022 W Jackson
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-3939
FAX: 309-833-3019
lfulkers@illinois.edu

Local Food Systems and Small Farms

Local Food Systems and Small Farms

Fruits & Vegetables

  • Apples & More
    Visit Apples & More to learn about U-pick apple orchards, apple nutrition, varieties & selection, and fun activities for children.

  • Backyard Fruits
    Backyard Fruits gives the basics of growing fruit in the home garden.

  • Calabazas y Más
    Información sobre granjas donde permiten que las personas cosechen la calabaza que quieren comprar. Nutrición. Variedades y selección de calabazas. Actividades divertidas para los niños.

  • Cosechando Vegetales
    Aprenda a cultivar varios tipos de vegetales comunes.

  • El gusto de la horticultura
    Este es un buen recurso para aprender lo básico sobre jardinería.

  • Food Preservation Resources
    Learn how to preserve the taste of summer.

  • Frambuesas y Más
    Aprenda acerca de las variedades y selecciones, como planter y donde encontrar huertas de frambuesas.

  • Fresas y Más
    Tu guía para la cosecha, granjas, nutrición, selección y cuidado de fresas.

  • Harvesting Vegetables
    Learn about harvesting several common types of vegetables.

  • Illinois Fruit & Vegetable News
    Contains a link to the Illinois Fruit & Vegetable Newsletter PLUS other information sources for fruits and vegetables.

  • Illinois Vegetable Garden Guide
    A guide for growing, harvesting, and exhibiting vegetables

  • Manzanas y Más
    Todo acerca de las Manzanas en Manzanas y Más.

  • Midwest Vegetable Production Guide
    Recommendations for varieties, planting, fertilization, and insect, weed, and disease management for vegetable crops.

  • Pumpkins & More
    You can learn about U-pick pumpkin farms, pumpkin nutrition, varieties & selection, and fun activities for children.

  • Raspberries & More
    Learn about varieties & selection, how to plant, and where to find nurseries and U-pick farms.

  • Strawberries & More
    Your guide to growing strawberries, u-pick strawberry farms, strawberry nutrition, and selection & care.

  • Taste of Gardening
    Here's a great resource for learning the basics of gardening.