Alisa DeMarco is the executive chef at Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery in Champaign, IL. On a sunny day at the end of July 2015, we interviewed Alisa about the work she does to extend the season at the farm. The peach harvest was getting into full swing and pick-your-own customers had just left the orchard. Alisa walked through to harvest the ‘seconds’ that customers did not pick, explaining along the way how Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery gets the most out of every crop. She then took the harvest into the farm’s commercial kitchen, where she explained the peach preserving process. She also explained how they market their value-added fruit products both directly and through their many on-farm events, how they are able to gain profit from a crop that is otherwise unusable, and why season extension is important to the farm as a business.