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This Month in Cook County Agriculture

04/04/2019 @ 2:30 pm

The Will-South Cook Soil & Water Conservation District is currently taking orders for the spring Tree and Fish Sale. Order forms are available on the District Website ( and can be picked up at the Will-South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District office during business hours.   U.S. Mail, email and fax copies can also be requested by calling 815-462-3106 x 3.


The District has a wide variety of plants, grasses, shrubs and trees available. Stock ranges in size from 10 inches to 6-foot linear stock. Plant pickup is scheduled for Friday, April 19 from 10am to 5pm and Saturday, April 20 from 7am to 11am,at the Will-South Cook SWCD building located at 1201 S. Gougar Road in New Lenox.


Fish varieties for sale include Channel and Albino Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Redear, Hybrid Sunfish, Fathead Minnows, Bluegill, Black Crappie, and Triploid Grass Carp.  Grass Carp must be ordered by April 4th. All other orders must be received by Monday, April 15th.  Orders are pre-paid only.


Fish stock will be available for pickup on Saturday, April 20th, 7am only, at the at the Will-South Cook SWCD building located at 1201 S. Gougar Road in New Lenox.


For more information on the sale or to register for the Workshop, call 815-462-3106 ext. 3 or email [email protected].


This article is for local farmstands, farmers’ markets, chefs and restaurants, and organizations that are hosting farm-related activities, events, workshops, and gatherings that will occur soon.  


To promote your activity, email [email protected] or call 708-354-3276 by the 15th of the month. Please include your name, the event date/time, a one- sentence description of the event, and how a reader can obtain further information in the email. We will edit submissions based on space allowances in the publication.


In addition, we will post farm, garden, or livestock related photos on our social media platform if you forward those to [email protected].

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