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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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Dinner for 14… on the farm

07/10/2011

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A couple of Saturday nights ago, 12 friends joined me and John for dinner and McEachran Homestead.  We arrived within a few minutes of each other, despite coming from all directions.  The late afternoon air was humid, but breezy and bright.  Finally, a gorgeous day on a farm!   I have said it before and I will say it again: McEachran […]

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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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