University of Illinois Extension

Archives for June 2012

June 28, 2012

Richard Hentschel and Dru Banks talk about shopping the local Farmers Markets. Shoppers and some strategies for making smart purchases. With fresh in mind, buy smaller amounts and plan on coming back each week. One tipis to leave the produce as is for storage until you are ready to use fresh or in cooking.

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June 21, 2012

Richard speaks with Dru Banks, Nutrition and Wellness Educator on the new rules and regulations for first time vendors using the CottageFood Operation Law to selling homemade pastries and jellies, dried teas and herbs and differences from current vendors falling under other kinds of regulations

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June 14, 2012

Richard Hentschel interviews Dru Banks, Nutrition and Wellness Educator with follow up discussion on the Cottage Food Operations Law which has gone into effect in recent months. This is a local law and in place in all 102 counties. Dru talks about activities for the consumer interested in providing items for farmers markets.

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June 7, 2012

Richard Hentschel discusses growing flowers and vegetables in raised beds and the benefits to the plants. Raised beds can provide warmer soils, better drainage and aeration.

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