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The Search for Understanding Sustainable Food Labels

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Cage-free, grass-fed, natural – I know we have all seen these terms before and thought, “This sounds really healthy for me and probably better than this other brand. I should support these practices …sounds good let’s buy them!” Well, I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been slightly mislead.

Meet TLC's New Program Director - Cassie Carroll

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HAY TLC Followers - Cassie Carroll here – your new local food and farm trailblazer! As the newest member of The Land Connection (this is my 3rd day now... maybe by the time you're reading this it will be my 4th or 5th...), I wanted to share a little bit about who I am and why I'm SO pumped to be joining The Land Connection as the new Program Director.

A Strong Market Foundation Starts with the Community

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Last week, Sarah and I headed up to Chicago to attend the Illinois Farmers’ Market Association’s annual conference. We were excited to learn from other various other individuals and organizations that had stakes in the success of farmers’ markets and the local food movement.

The weather is here, but is it really beautiful?

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This past Saturday the temperature reached nearly 70 degrees. It was our last Central Illinois Farm Beginnings session for the 2015/16 class, and we enjoyed our lunch (prepared with ingredients from local farms) at a long table outside at Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, in the sunshine, without our coats on, in February. There is no denying the smiles on our faces and the excitement about the onset of an early spring.

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