Category Archives: Rockford
In recent years, the University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois Department of Agriculture have hosted Farmers Market Forums around the state each spring. This year, one of these Forums will be held in Rockford on Thursday, March 22. The event will be held at Midway Village Center, 6799 Guildford Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event is an opportunity for farmers market managers and vendors to come together to learn and share best practices for a successful farmers market.
Participants will have the chance to:
It’s that time of year when many of us get a 4-day retreat from work – Thanksgiving. In honor of this holiday I would like to thank some people who work extremely hard to make sure some folks in our region have food on their table.
I want to offer my appreciation to the staff at the Department of Human Services / Family Community Resource Center (DHS/FCRC) in Rockford office. If you’re not up on government departments, this is the office that deals with SNAP (food stamps) and medical assistance. The staff has been busier than usual since they …