local food http://tristatesradio.com en Online Market for Local Foods http://tristatesradio.com/post/online-market-local-foods <p>The <a href="http://macombfoodcoop.net/" target="_blank">Macomb Food Co-op</a> plans to open a store in Macomb. But until it can make that happen, it’s found another way to make local foods available. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:43:16 +0000 Rich Egger 47780 at http://tristatesradio.com Online Market for Local Foods Supporting Local Foods & Open Space http://tristatesradio.com/post/supporting-local-foods-open-space <p>The Prairie Land Conservancy will host its <em>2<sup>nd</sup> Annual Extending the Prairie Table Fundraising Dinner</em>. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 18:32:40 +0000 Rich Egger 41438 at http://tristatesradio.com Supporting Local Foods & Open Space "Farm to Fork" Teaches Kids to Farm in Town http://tristatesradio.com/post/farm-fork-teaches-kids-farm-town <div><p>In a small classroom at Knox College, a group of kids sat in a circle of tables, surrounded by seed catalogs and marked up sheets of paper.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 02:42:38 +0000 Scott Stuntz 38843 at http://tristatesradio.com "Farm to Fork" Teaches Kids to Farm in Town Using Food Stamps at IL Farmers Markets http://tristatesradio.com/post/using-food-stamps-il-farmers-markets <p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is trying to get more people to take advantage of program designed to encourage low income people to use public assistance to buy fresh and local produce, but there are challenges for residents of Western Illinois who want to use the program. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:17:57 +0000 Scott Stuntz 35786 at http://tristatesradio.com Using Food Stamps at IL Farmers Markets USDA Creates New Microloan Program http://tristatesradio.com/post/usda-creates-new-microloan-program <p>The USDA has launched a new microloan program that it says is designed to help small and family operations along with beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers.</p><p>According to a&nbsp; local farm loan specialist&nbsp; it may especially help a specific kind of small farmer, and give a boost to the local food movement. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:13:02 +0000 Scott Stuntz 27759 at http://tristatesradio.com USDA Creates New Microloan Program