Growing Asparagus

Prep Your Garden for Amazing Asparagus

For growing asparagus, prep your ground in the fall to enjoy this edible hedge for springs to come.

Italian Tomato Salad

Farmers’ Market Side Dish Recipes

Find fresh side dish recipes inspired by farmers’ market ingredients.


Spring Into Healthy Eating With Illinois-Grown Veggies

Illinois-grown horseradish and springtime veggies star in this three-course meal.

Millcreek Farm Strawberries

Handpicked Patches at Mill Creek Farm in Quincy

Take a trip to Mill Creek Farm in Quincy for fresh-picked spring strawberries and asparagus.

Asparagus Pizza Blanca

Asparagus Recipes: Ways to Enjoy These Spears of Spring

Celebrate fresh asparagus this spring with delicious and healthy recipes.

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On the Side: These Vegetable Side Dishes Bring Flavor to the Dinner Table

Whether fresh from the garden or in the middle of winter, nothing helps breathe life into your dinner menu like a few delicious vegetable side dishes. From horseradish mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus and marsala carrots to risotto with peas, fresh corn salad and an Italian squash medley, these dishes bring color and flavor that your family will eat up.


Veg Out: Vegetarian Dinner Ideas

No meat? No problem! Here are some of our favorite vegetarian-friendly dinner ideas that are sure to satisfy even the biggest appetites. These recipes include Mediterranean Spinach Quiche, Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash, Stuffed Peppers, Eggplant, Mozzarella and Pesto Gratins and Farmers Market Stir-Fry.


Growing Asparagus Takes Patience

If you’re starting asparagus in your garden this year, remember that you’ll have to wait three years after planting for your first crop.