The bounty of the prairie

Consumers are increasingly aware of the value of feeding their families fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables and are searching for farmers markets and produce stands. Illinois has long been known for its corn and beans, but more than 40 different specialty crops are grown in the state, including everything from pumpkins and apples to horseradish, […]

Fighting hunger and harvesting hope with local produce

Walking into the refrigerator at Central Illinois Foodbank on a typical day, you’re sure to find food items like onions, potatoes … maybe even some apples. This is great news for the Foodbank’s partner agencies. When asked what they like to see in stock at the Foodbank, fresh produce is high on the list. At […]