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Grayslake Organic CSA is now Prairie Wind Family Farm

Starting with the spring growing season, Prairie Wind Family Farm, the resident farm within the Prairie Crossing community, in Grayslake, is now solely owned and operated by farmers Jen and Jeff Miller.

New Organic Monthly Supper Club in Wheeling

Purple Sprout Café and Juice Bar is offering a new, plant-based, organic and conscious Supper Club series that will gather once a month for a private community dining event, each time with a different theme.

Eat, Learn and Connect at the Good Food Festival

The 13th annual FamilyFarmed Good Food Festival will take place March 18 at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Forum to celebrate local, sustainable, humane and fair food.

Give Community Agriculture Shares for the Holidays

Middlebury Farms has been growing a wide variety of certified organic heirloom vegetables, herbs and fruits since 2009 in Harvard, Illinois, and offer free home delivery to their community supported agriculture (CSA) members in the northwest Chicago suburbs of Chicago.
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Recipes to Enjoy Some Fresh Spring Veggies

Recipe: Salsa Mexicana

Chef extraordinaire Rick Bayless states,“Salsa Mexicana is extremely versatile; in addition to making a great dip, try it with eggs for a killer breakfast taco, or fold it into guacamole...

The New Sustainable Seafood Movement

For a generation, Americans have demanded sustainable seafood procedures that preserve marine ecosystems. Eco-labels have sprung up on supermarket packaging, and restaurant and grocery chains are making sure that the fish they serve is ecologically friendly.

Spinach and Cheddar Strata

Between our field spinach that we are still eating from our fall storage to our hoop house spinach that we plan to harvest soon, we’re eating a lot of spinach lately!

Make Bone Broth at Home in a Few Easy Steps

Bone broth is possibly the most traditional food there is, and has been used by nearly every tribal and traditional culture in the world to build strong, healthy bodies from childhood to old age.
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Milk Minus the Moo

Evaluating Alternatives to Dairy
Soy, rice, hemp, almond, coconut—with so many plant options to cow milk available we need a guide to the pros and cons of each.
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Eat Well Features

Backyard Gardening

How to Get a Lot From Your Plot
Whether this is your first year growing a kitchen garden or your thumb glows green from years of use, it’s possible to quickly turn dreams of bountiful organic harvests into a reality.

A Flexitarian Diet for a Flexible Life

On Your Mark, Get Set, Flex
There’s a new term in town, ‘flexitarian’, which gives us a handle on what many of us are likely doing anyway; we are inclined to eat less meat and more plant foods, but not ready to completely give up chicken or the occasional burger.

Nutrition for Breast Health

Food Choices are Big Factor in Preventative Breast Health
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, prompting many studies about the possibilities for preventive breast health through a healthy lifestyle that incorporates good nutrition and regular exercise.

The Edible Schoolyard

Revolutionizing Classes and Cuisine Across America
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches may be a lunchtime mainstay for many schoolchildren—along with other cafeteria fare of questionable nutrition and taste. Or worse, soda, snacks and candy from a hallway vending machine. But better, more healthy alternatives are on the horizon, thanks in part to the vision of renowned restaurateur Alice Waters.

Satisfying Summer Smoothies

Get a Whole Day's Fruit Quota in One Delicious Shake-me-up
Fruit smoothies have come of age and gone main stream to the point that they now rival coffees as a daily drink of choice. They’re quick, portable, filling and, of course, naturally nutritious.
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Drinking More Water Improves Food Intake

Impacts Overall Calories and Nutritional Value

Sage Linked to Cognitive Health

Helps to Preserve Mental Function

Petroleum-Free

Phasing Out Plastic Film Food Wrappers

Growing Organics

Toxin-Free Farmlands Rise to 4.1 Million Acres

No Benefit to Cutting Fat in Cheese

Does Not Affect Cholesterol Levels