The sunchoke goes by many names....sunroot, jerusalem artichoke, topinambour, and perhaps my favorite, earth apple. With its lumpy and somewhat amorphous appearance though, it's hard to believe that this unseemly vegetable is actually the root of a beautiful variety of sunflower! Unlike it's lovely above-ground counterpart, the sunchoke is not the kind of thing that immediately draws the eye, and it's definitely not the kind of thing that makes you think "oooo yum, we should
Red Gate Farm is a family farm located in Petersburg, Illinois. Apart from selling a wide range of naturally-raised, chemical free farm products, the farm also hosts a series of homesteading classes and clinics. Check out their 2017 schedule. Dairy and Cheese Clinic-....................................................................$25/person Dates: March 25, April 29, May 13, June 24, September 2 (all classes 9am-12pm) Beginner Horse Driving Clinic--Group..................
The Buy Fresh Buy Local Membership Drive is going on now, January 1st- March 1st, 2017! Join or Renew Farm Membership Join or Renew Business Membership Become a member or renew your membership and join the “Buy Fresh Buy Local Central Illinois” campaign in our 10th season of promoting locally produced foods. Membership is available to farmers, on-farm food processors, farmers markets, restaurants, retailers, institutions, wineries and breweries marketing local and sustainably
A film festival for everyone interested in learning about people, places and history behind their food is planned for Saturday, January 28, 2016 in Foundation Hall at the Old State Capitol State Historic Site (Level 2) in Springfield from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Slow Food Springfield, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Old State Capitol Foundation and Spence Farm Foundation are partnering to present the 9th Annual Slow Food Springfield Film Festival. “These films tell the storie