Local Food

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Photograph Courtesy of Foodworks of Southern Illinois.

A free virtual talk on the impact of climate change will take place on May 26.  State climate expert Trent Ford will highlight the evening. 

One of the sponsors is Food Works of southern Illinois, Executive Director Jennifer Paulson says the talk will focus on how recent weather hurts farmers, who tell her because of the wide weather swings., farmers are finding it harder to plan ahead.

Amelia Blakely

Even the way a farmers market operates has changed since the pandemic started as social-distancing practices become more critical for maintaining public health.

In Carbondale, Illinois the farmers market switched to a drive-thru allowing some local producers to sell their goods in a physically-distant manner with masks and gloves. 

Local Food Growers Receive Help

Jul 10, 2019
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Glaciersend Website.

June was a tough month for farmers and smaller growers in southern Illinois.

However, in between the rain showers, a beam of good news arrived in the form of a

$10,000 grant from the non-profit Faith In Place group, and the Little Egypt Alliance of Farmers, or LEAF.