Farmers Market http://wuis.org en Illinois Farmers Market Prices Survey http://wuis.org/post/illinois-farmers-market-prices-survey <p>The University of Illinois Extension Service is now regularly surveying prices at farmers markets around the state.</p><p></p><p>According to The News-Gazette in Champaign the surveys of 11 farmers markets around Illinois are being conducted as part of a three-state effort that includes Kentucky and Tennessee.</p><p>The weekly price surveys are being published on the University of Kentucky Center for Crop Diversification's website. &nbsp;</p><p>The idea is to give produce farmers an idea of what prices look like across the region. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:25:31 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse & Associated Press 30158 at http://wuis.org Illinois Farmers Market Prices Survey East Side Farmer's Market Starts On Monday http://wuis.org/post/east-side-farmers-market-starts-monday <p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;">Summertime means Farmer's Markets.&nbsp; Springfield has several, but a relatively new one has popped up on Springfield's east side.&nbsp; Lee Strubinger sat down with Wendy White-Mitter and Mary Rogers from St. John's Hospital, which sponsors the market.&nbsp; One of the challenges of the East Side Farmer's Market, they say, is that goes underutilized...</span></font></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:31:00 +0000 Lee Strubinger 28174 at http://wuis.org East Side Farmer's Market Starts On Monday It's Farmer's Market Season! http://wuis.org/post/its-farmers-market-season <p></p><p></p><p>The first of Springfield's farmer's markets will open tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at the state fairgrounds.&nbsp;</p><p>The Illinois Products Farmer's Market is across the from the grandstand and features a bevy of local and state products, from food to beer, wine and more.&nbsp;</p><p>Kendra Schilling is the market manager.&nbsp;</p><p>With the growth of farmer's markets, Schilling says Springfield has yet to reach a tipping point for demand.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 12:50:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 24307 at http://wuis.org It's Farmer's Market Season! I Believe in Dirt http://wuis.org/post/i-believe-dirt <p>I believe in Saturday mornings with my mother. Waking up in the morning, the sun just barely peeking in through my curtains. Struggling into last night’s jeans, eyes still glued shut with sleep. Bad TV dramas while both of us avoid our homework in the winter, but in the summer we skip breakfast and take bumpy car rides. We walk hand in hand past a pockmarked brick road and a green bar door, down and over one block from a parking meter left unpaid. A skip over the train tracks and we are at the Farmers’ Market. A right turn for home-made bread rolls and our favorite salad guys. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:35:00 +0000 Abagail Perrero 19144 at http://wuis.org I Believe in Dirt Springfield Family Bottles Tradition With Olive Oil Business http://wuis.org/post/springfield-family-bottles-tradition-olive-oil-business <p></p><p>A Springfield woman's family tree has deep roots in Greece.</p><p>On that tree's branches? &nbsp;Olives.</p><p>Rini Christofilakos-Soler&nbsp;is helping grow <a href="http://www.spartanvalleyoliveoil.com/">her family's business</a> by bringing the olive oil they produce to Springfield.</p><p>Peter Gray stopped by Christofilakos-Soler's table at the downtown farmers market to ask about her family farm in Greece:</p><div><p> Find more information at the family's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spartan-Valley-Olive-Oil/169166783230768">Facebook page</a></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:15:05 +0000 Peter Gray 6885 at http://wuis.org Springfield Family Bottles Tradition With Olive Oil Business