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Early morning picking of Maddox Farm Sweet Corn
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Sunrise Fresh - Maddox Sweet Corn Farm

Dawn and Ted Maddox raise fresh sweet corn on their farm near Warrensburg. It started out as a way for the family to sell the excess sweet corn from their garden, back in the early 1990’s. Each year since the business has grown and now, they raise about 80 acres of farm fresh sweet corn. The Maddox’s’ sweet corn is sold at their farm stand as well as other stands around Decatur. In addi...

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Thinking Outside of the Garden Bed

After one more round of snow last week, it looks like the weather will probably hold for the gardening adventures to expand.  Take a look at what's taking shape at the Piatt County Extension Office. With very little investment, we have started constructing various demonstrations around the Extension Office in Monticello.  So far, we have a pallet A-frame, numerous bucket gardens, a vert...

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Fruits and veggies: Eat 'em up!

Today's post was written by Caitlin Huth. Caitlin Huth, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian and Nutrition & Wellness Educator serving DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt Counties. She teaches nutrition- and food-based lessons around heart health, food safety, diabetes, and others. In all classes, she encourages trying new foods, gaining confidence in healthy eating, and getting back into our kitchen...

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Salad Table Setup

I had pretty much given up growing lettuce or other salad greens in my garden because of our local rabbits' insatiable appetite for fresh salad greens. These determined creatures found a way to dig or chew their way past any barrier I set before them. I tried growing salad greens in pots. I could at least have a few salads that way, putting the pots on a table or shelf, or even using a...

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