Check out these tips from Local Foods Program Manager Kelly Lay for a great CU grazing board this holiday season!
These homemade sweet potato tater tots are the perfect side dish or appetizer for the season! They are baked, crusted with parmesan and incredibly delicious. Best of all? They are easy to make and a total crowd favorite! Make a big batch, they will fly off the plate in minutes!
This is a British family favorite, but in this version, we make the most of what’s currently in season in Illinois by using veggies like onions, squash, sweet potato, carrots, beets, radish, parsnips, and green onions. Make a heaping batch in a big dish and have enough for everyone in the family to enjoy a nice, hearty slice!
On August 29, 2023 our FREE Kids Kits will return at the Champaign Farmers Market. This month’s kit will have all of the ingredients to make that Ratatouille.
Within the confines of a quiet neighborhood where the homes all have the same bones, each yard passed on the drive to the Useful Yard Company, shares insight to the diverse personalities in each home through bright colored flower pots, kids toys, handmade porch benches, and other personal touches. Each yard leads into another right up to the joyous personality of the Useful Yard Company — a permaculture-focused urban farm in Bloomington, IL, providing plants, produce, consulting, and, surprisingly, (for a select crowd) even backyard concerts!
As mushroom farmers, John and Aaron join a growing contingent of farmers challenging the notion of what defines farming and opening doors to bring flavors new (and very, very ancient) to Central Illinois.