School and community gardens, a rooftop garden, and an urban farm will be on display during the 3rd Annual Roots to Rooftop Tour hosted by Grow Springfield. The tour lets people learn how community gardens and urban agriculture are changing the landscape of Springfield, growing more vibrant neighborhoods, and creating a healthier future. According to Joe Eby, Grow Springfield Coordinator, this year’s tour will be Sunday, July 19 and is planned in two sections. There will be a
While some may know it as salad rocket, rucola, rugula, or colewart, in the United States we are most familiar with this leafy green as arugula. I was first introduced to arugula many years ago when I was watching Food Network with my mom during the holidays. Jamie Oliver came on and he prepared this delicious oregano chicken dish served over a bed of arugula with a bit of lemon juice. Seeing as it was Christmas break and we didn’t have much else going on, my mom and I decide
The concept of the small family farmer is deeply ingrained in the American consciousness. It's a symbol of good old fashioned hard work, respect for the land, and it is an iconic part of our history. However, these days, a majority of our food is produced in a highly mechanized and industrialized system where farmers are essentially contracted workers on their own land, who then sell their crops (usually corn and soybeans) to large, multinational food corporations.
Engrained Brewing Company will host their first annual Summer Craft Fest from 12pm-4pm on Saturday, July 25, 2015. The festival was created to feature some of the local area businesses and artists who "craft" their own products. Engrained will release their popular Blackberry Lager at the event and offer food specials featuring local ingredients. Also attending to show and sell their "craft" will be local wineries, a chocolatier, a coffee roaster, farmers (with their own m