Check it out! Illinois Stewardship Alliance has partnered with Copper Pot Cooking Studio to bring Farmers Market Meal Kits to the Old Capitol Farmers Market in downtown Springfield. The kits, in the style of Blue Apron, Sun Basket, and other popular meal kit delivery services, will feature perfectly-portioned, fresh, seasonal ingredients with a simple recipe; however, unlike the competition, all of the ingredients will be sourced locally from Central Illinois farmers.
The 2017-2018 Buy Fresh Buy Local Central Illinois Print Directory is finally here, bringing you a one-stop guide to finding the freshest local food around!
In an effort to create a robust source of information, this guide includes over 75 farms, their farming practices, the products they raise, and the sales avenues where you can find their products. In addition, you can find farmers markets, restaurants, retailers, institutions, and distributors that have pledged to source locally whenever pos...
The third installment of the Local Flavors farm-to-table dinner series, now in its 10th season, will take place on Thursday, August 17th. The series highlights locally-owned restaurants in Springfield, Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, and Bloomington-Normal with a commitment to sourcing from central Illinois farmers. The series also provides central Illinois residents with the opportunity to experience a farm-fresh meal featuring the true flavors of Illinois while also supporting local businesses, sust...
Trust me it works. This simple recipe from one of our favorite local chefs, Denise Perry of Copper Pot Cooking Studio, perfectly pairs sweet with salty. In-season melons like watermelon, cantaloupe, and honey dew, fresh herbs, and crispy bacon all work together to bring the flavors of summer to your dinner table....or breakfast table. This could be your new favorite twist on a breakfast fruit cup!
1 bunch fresh mint
1 bunch basil
2 T lemon juice, from about ½ lemon
1/4 cup rice vinegar