Pick-your-own fruits and vegetables, as well as local meats, eggs and other Illinois farm-fresh food products.
Chicago’s Many Farmers’ Markets Help You Eat Like a Locavore
Farmers' markets encourage finding high-quality, fresh foods close to home. Chicago has 24 city-run farmers’ markets that operate...
Life’s a Peach at Eckert’s Country Store
The sixth and seventh generations run Eckert’s Country Store and Farms in Belleville, the largest you-pick apple and...
Say Hello to Heirloom Tomatoes
In recent years, heirloom versions have become quite popular among gardeners and tomato lovers alike.
Lambs Farm’s Meaningful Gift
Founded in 1961, Lambs Farm is a non-profit organization that caters to adults with developmental disabilities.
Growing Asparagus Takes Patience
If you’re starting asparagus in your garden this year, remember that you’ll have to wait three years after...
Farm Fresh: Winter Squash
When the weather gets cold and the traditional fruits of summer are out of season, winter squash can...
Ropp Jersey Cheese Breaks the Mold
McLean County's Ropp family finds a niche with its artisan cheese business.