Tag Archives: Kane County

Farmageddon Poll

07/31/2011

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Seven Hundred Miles on Saturdays

07/26/2011

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Barbara Kingsolver got me out of my local chain grocery, into the Guzzler, and out to the farms.  I thank her mentally for writing Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and I thank my Mom and sister for telling me to read the book.  The narrative covers a year in the life of Kingsolver’s family, once they chose to move from the drought of […]

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Erehwon Farm, CSA

07/23/2011

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It’s official.  I am a CSA member.  Yahoo!  For the newbies, CSA means Community Sustainable Agriculture.  In a CSA program, one buys a share in the crops at a local farm.  Once per week you pick up a half to three-quarters of a bushel of local fruits and vegetables.  My friend Laura offered to split the payment and the bounty with me.   Now we […]

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Norton’s Produce

06/23/2011

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Last Thursday I stopped by Norton’s Produce at 39W369 Illinois Route 64 in Saint Charles.  I had visited Norton’s as a customer in the past, most recently over Memorial Day weekend.  It was then that I chatted with Benn Norton and invited myself over for an interview and photos.  Benn kindly obliged.  I drove like a maniac from the […]

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Strawberry Season

06/17/2011

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It’s time in Illinois.  Last night after work I stopped by Norton’s Produce on Route 64, west of St. Chuck.  (Article and photos coming soon.)  I picked up strawberries, fresh-picked.  (along with honey, popcorn, tomatoes, and new potatoes)  I took a salad for lunch today and it was fabulous, cool, and crisp!  Make it any […]

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The Bounty of Kane County

06/16/2011

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This is a list of the Farmer’s Markets in Kane County with locations and days they are open.  I got it from a web site called “The Bounty of Kane County” and the link is above right.  Click on the link to see a list of retail farm operations that are open to the public.   […]

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Alpacas and Art

06/15/2011

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I was invited to participate in the annual June Open House at Waldron Grove Alpaca Farm, so I did!   I like Susan Waldron and her herd of alpacas.  I was happy to have the opportunity to put this blog in front of new folks and the Waldron farm is delightful.  The doors opened early Saturday, but due to another commitment I […]

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