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Raise, Grow, Harvest, Eat, Repeat

A blog for growers, consumers, and backyard gardeners to grow, eat, and connect in the local food system.

The Faces and Places of Local Food in Northwest Illinois

  What perfect timing it was to begin the blog for local foods in Northwest Illinois then to also have a great overview of local foods and agriculture written up in the Rockford Register Star's Rockford River Valley Insider's Agritourism section on June 22 ( http://bit.ly/1lVIYOZ ). This special insert included articles on Farmers Markets, our Open Fiel...

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OpenFields Farm Tour This Saturday, June 21st

Posted by Grant McCarty -

One of the great programs that has happened for the last couple years has been our OpenFields Farm Tours. I was fortunate to move up here last year a week before this event. For me, it was a great way to see what the farms in our area grow and are dealing with. You don't get these opportunities often, folks. This marks our 6th annual Openfields Farm Tour which is scheduled from Noon to...

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Welcome!

Posted by Grant McCarty -

Welcome to the Local Foods blog for Northwest Illinois. My name is Grant McCarty and I am the Local Foods and Small Farms Educator for Jo Daviess, Stephenson, and Winnebago counties. This blog is set up to provide information on upcoming programs, resources, regional and national issues, and emerging topics for the area. I'll also be spotlighting an Insect of the Week that you should be on th...

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