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University of Illinois Extension serving DeWitt, Macon and Piatt Counties

Macon County
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-877-6042
FAX: 217-877-4564
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

DeWitt County
8425 Katie Road
Clinton, IL 61727
Phone: 217-935-5764
FAX: 217-935-8932
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Piatt County
210 South Market Street
Monticello, IL 61856
Phone: 217-762-2191
FAX: 217-762-2703
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Upcoming Events

Love Local Brings Seasonally Inspired Valentine’s Dinner to Richland

February 16, 2019 (5:30 PM - 9:00 PM )

Bistro Five Thirty Seven at Richland
#1 College Park
Decatur, IL 62521 (Macon County)

DECATUR – Spread the love and celebrate Central Illinois’ small farms this February with Love Local, a winter harvest farm-to-table meal hosted at Richland Community College. Enjoy a delicious, locally sourced Valentine’s Day dinner and dessert prepared by Chef Brian Tucker and RCC Culinary Arts students and meeting the farmers behind the meal face-to-face.

All the ingredients for Love Local come from within 30 miles of Decatur. Supporting regional food providers encourages economic growth, benefits the environment and promotes a safer food supply. Locally grown foods also have more nutrients since they have a shorter time between being harvested and reaching the consumer. Produce grown locally travels an average of 56 miles to market while conventionally grown food travels 1,494 miles, according to a 2003 Iowa State University study.

Love Local will be 6 p.m. Saturday, February 16 at Bistro Five Thirty Seven located on the Richland Community College campus at 1 College Park in Decatur. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for appetizers. Dinner can be paired with a wine of your choice. Diners will also be able meet the farmers, growers and chefs behind their meal during dinner and ask questions about the local small foods industry.
Tickets are $30 per person or $50 for a couple. Reserve tickets in advance by February 1 at or by calling the Macon County Extension Office at 217.877.6042.

Love Local is available through a partnership between University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms of DeWitt, Macon and Piatt counties and Richland’s culinary program.

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