Eating Fruits, Veggies: What Is Considered Typical?

Americans need to do a much better job of eating fruits and vegetables, but what does a typical person consume in a day?



Ask A Farmer: Chicago Summer Produce Guide

Todd Nichols of Nichols Farm & Orchard offers five tips about Chicago produce and outings to your local farmers’ market.


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Guide: Why Eat Local?

With a surplus of farmers markets in the Chicagoland area, there’s nothing stopping most of us from making these weekly markets our grocery-shopping destinations. Aside from markets being, well, everywhere, here are FIVE compelling reasons to eat locally and take advantage of what our local farmers have to offer.


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New Ordinance Allows For Fresh Produce Carts In Food Deserts

A new city ordinance aims to increase the flow of fresh produce into so-called food deserts in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2012


CPS Garden Produce Forbidden In Lunchrooms

This fall, young gardeners at the Chicago Public Schools are harvesting the fruits of their labor, but they won’t be the ones enjoying it.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2010