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This Month in Cook County Agriculture

03/04/2020 @ 11:50 am
  • Illinois Farm Bureau & Illinois Farmers Market Association 2020 Live Local: Local Food & Farmers Market Annual Conference, March 10-12, 2020, Peoria, IL. Live Local Conference is also the host of the 2020 ILFMA Annual Conference and Meeting in partnership with the Illinois Farmers Market Association. Registration & Information at:


  • Chicagoland Seed Swap, Saturday March 21, 2020 at Whitney Young High School, Chicago, sponsored by the Chicago Community Gardeners Association. Registration and details contact Sarah Batka at [email protected] or 773-233-2900.


  • 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 ext. 3. The District has a wide variety of plants, shrubs and trees available this fall. Stock ranges in size from 8 inches to 6 ft. linear stock, and one, two and three-gallon potted stock. Fish varieties for sale include Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Redear, Hybrid Sunfish, Fathead Minnows, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Triploid Grass Carp and Albino Catfish (new). Grass Carp must be ordered by Thursday April 9th. All other orders must be received by Monday, April 13th. Orders are pre-paid only. Tree orders will be available for pick-up on Thurs & Fri, April 23/24, 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Will-South Cook SWCD building located at 1201 S. Gougar Road in New Lenox. Fish stock will be available for pickup on Saturday, April 18th, 8 a.m. only at the SWCD building. For more information on the sale or to register for the Workshop, call 815-462-3106 ext. 3 or email [email protected].


This spotlight 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 short 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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