Pick-your-own fruits and vegetables, as well as local meats, eggs and other Illinois farm-fresh food products.
Farm Facts: Pumpkins
More than 1 billion pounds of pumpkins are produced in the the United States each year, and more...
Illinois Fruit Calendar: Ripe and Ready for Summer
Illinois is full of fresh fruits that are ripe and ready to be picked. Check out this list...
Farmers’ Market Finds: Shopping Tips and Recipes
Discover recipes that use those farmers' market finds, including squash, cucumbers and other summer produce.
Video: Sager Farms in Kell, Illinois
Sager Farms in Kell, Illinois has raised peaches and apples for more than 30 years.
How To Grow Herbs Indoors
To enjoy fresh herbs year-round, consider indoor herb gardening.
3 Ways To Preserve Tomatoes
One of summer's tastiest gifts is a basket of juicy ripe tomatoes fresh from the vine. With a...
Sweet Life of Beekeeping
Here's the buzz on beekeeping in Illinois.
Home-Grown Sweet Potatoes
Learn how to plant a sweet potato.
Chicago’s Many Farmers’ Markets Help You Eat Like a Locavore
Farmers' markets encourage finding high-quality, fresh foods close to home. Chicago has 24 city-run farmers’ markets that operate...
Life’s a Peach at Eckert’s Country Store
The sixth and seventh generations run Eckert’s Country Store and Farms in Belleville, the largest you-pick apple and...