Posts Tagged ‘urban farming’

2014 Urban Livestock Expo: Saturday February 22, 10AM-1PM

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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 […]

Journal: The Urban Goat Herder

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          The Ioder family live on the West side of Chicago raising chickens and goats on their urban farm.  They share land space with the Root Riot Community Garden with the pasture space for the goats and also maintain bee hives.  The family attempts to raise as much of their food […]

Urban Goats

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Raising Goats in Chicago.  Every day, Carolyn Ioder feeds her hens, and looks for newly laid eggs in their nesting area.  She checks on the baby chicks she’s nurturing with the help of her brooding hen.  She feeds and milks her goats, and takes them out to pasture.   Some days, she tends her beehives or […]

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.

Backyard Beekeeping

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Last fall, my Chicago neighborhood newspaper The Bowmanville Bee featured a story about a local resident who had a beehive in a neighborhood backyard.   Interested to find out more, I contacted the beekeeper, Heidi, who was nice enough to meet with me and talk about beekeeping. 

Yes, those are really hens in your neighbor’s yard!

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In case you haven’t noticed, urban chicken farming is becoming more and more common in Chicago.  With the growing interest in eating fresher, healthier food, Chicagoans have taken this food ethic in hand – it is after all, a way of life.  Pioneers in do-it-yourself urban agriculture are surfacing all over the city. And not […]

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