DECATUR, Ill. — Central Illinois is known for having some of the most productive farmland in the world, and a lot of it stays local. Supporting regional food providers encourages economic growth, benefits the environment and promotes a safer food supply. For the second summer, University of Illinois Extension in Macon County is signed up for a local CSA, community supported agriculture, and will be sharing recipes, ideas and more straight from the farmers market with Get Fresh.
Participants in this free program will receive a weekly e-newsletter with timely recipes using seasonal locally grown produce, tips on food preservation and preventing waste, recipe videos, digital Q&Aswith local farmers, and ideas for getting kids to try new foods and help in the kitchen. They will also be able to share ideas and ask questions in a Get Fresh Facebookgroup.
Get Fresh is free and available for anyone to participate via the comfort of a home computer, tablet or smart phone. To sign up, visit go.illinois.edu/DMPor call the Macon County Extension office at (217) 877-6042. Newsletters will start mid-June. Follow @NutritionDMP on Facebook for updates.
— University of Illinois Extension, Macon County
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