Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Good Food Festival and Conference: March 13-15

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Food Growing Summit 2014

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Morel Mushrooms

Morel.  Photo by Ron Kerner.

Photo Credit Ron Kerner, Indianamushrooms.com  

Interview: Cristen Lain at Lane Tech High School Aquaponics Program

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Chicago has now become the home to several aquaponics facilities, including a teaching lab established at Lane Tech High School on Chicago’s northside.  We recently asked Cristen Lain, the Academic Center & STEM Coordinator at Lane Tech, to tell us about Lane’s Tech’s aquaponics lab, and their remarkable, highly innovative program.

Interview: Farmed Here

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 Farmed Here is located in Chicago, and practices sustainable indoor farming.  Their produce is marketed directly to grocery retailers, organic and specialty stores and restaurants – some of the retail stores that sell their produce include Whole Foods and Mariano’s.   Jolanta Hardej founded the company and is currently its CEO.   She has graciously agreed to answer our questions about […]

What is ‘Chicago Farm and Table’?

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Our mission is to serve as an objective directory and information base… an all-in-one source for Chicagoans seeking information on any or all of the following topics : locally grown, organic, sustainably grown, grass-fed, free-range, urban agriculture, community supported agriculture, farmer’s markets, and local restaurants, bakeries and other dining establishments that support any or all of the above.  We have  information […]

Farm Crawl This Weekend: Saturday August 18th !!

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What’s a farm crawl? It’s a chance for you to spend a day in the country visiting a variety of small, family farms on a single day. All of the farms are in the vicinity of Odell, Dwight, and Cornell, off I-55 about 30-45 minutes south of the I-80 exchange at Joliet. You’ll be able […]

Interview: Heather Lalley

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Read our interview with Heather Lalley, author of the wonderful ‘Chicago Homegrown Cookbook‘.

Interview: Chicago Honey Co-op

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Spring 2012, and along with volunteers and other co-op members, Michael Thompson is one busy guy.  They’re not only working on relocating the 50 Chicago Honey Co-op hives from one location to three separate new ones this spring, but also maintaining business as usual for the Chicago Honey  Co-op.

Vermicomposting

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First, I want to tell you that I really enjoyed learning about vermicomposting from my new friend Momone.  If you don’t know what vermicomposting is, it’s basically using captive worms to make compost on a smaller scale than a compost pile in your yard.  See the definition further down in the article for the more scientific […]

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