Tips on Expansion from a Central Illinois Flower Farm By Maggie Taylor, Delight Flower Farm “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time,” says Desmond Tutu. While I’m not eating an elephant or even growing veggies, I am taking on a project that is seemingly huge, heavy, and overwhelming, so this metaphor […]
Local Food Purchasing Guide
The Local Food Purchasing Guide was created to help you understand how to access the very best ingredients from your region, for the betterment of your food business and community. Click the image to download the guide (link coming in mid-June 2023)
Local Gifts Make An Impact
Invest in your community with holiday gift shopping this year. Supporting small, local businesses has a big impact in your local economy – creating opportunity for the uniquely local, small businesses that we all love to thrive.
Rural Routes: Fellowship Farms
They say it takes a village to raise a child. At Fellowship Farms, they know it takes a whole community to raise a farm!
Transforming the Food System, One Tray at a Time
by Marlie Wilson, Chicago Food Policy Action Council Imagine if the cafeteria at your local hospital was considered one of the best, most affordable, restaurants in the neighborhood. Not only is the atmosphere warm and inviting, but the food is fantastic: creative salad options with legumes, tofu, seeds and nuts; spicy stir fry dishes, healing […]