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Natural Awakenings Magazine Chicago

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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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Smoky Corn, Tomato and Chard Soup

Soup tends to be a cold-weather food, so we don’t often see it made with super summery ingredients.

Parmesan Baked Tomatoes

Roasted Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad

Farmers’ markets are full of the bounty of the Midwest now.

Schools Adopting Good Food Purchasing Policy

The Chicago Public School Board has voted to adopt the Good Food Purchasing Program, which will mean better nutrition for 380,000 students.

Foraging for a Wild Taste of Nature

Foraging is growing in interest and popularity, thanks in part to the growth of microbreweries and “farm to table” and “field to table” restaurants that source local, farm-raised and foraged ingredients like ramps, dandelion greens, violet flowers, mushrooms, fiddlehead ferns and garlic mustard.
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Not Your Grandma’s Stuffing

Healthy Twists on Old Favorites
The time-honored Thanksgiving dish is evolving to include healthy ingredients such as black rice, cauliflower, chestnuts and pecans, sometimes stuffed in an apple or squash.
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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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Onions Healthy for Heart and Kidneys

Reduces Risks of Disease

Teetotalers Enjoy Less Heart Disease

Former and Occasional Drinkers Have Greater Risk

Cranberry Prebiotic Promotes Gut Health

Enhances Good Bacteria

Black Cumin Oil Helps Control Asthma

Improves Lung Function

Wine Worry

Glyphosate Toxin Turns Up in Wines