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This Month in Cook County Agriculture

07/05/2021 @ 3:35 pm

Farm Bureau Member farm stands are open and bursting with color – red ripe tomatoes, green delicious zucchini, and yellow juicy sweet corn, in spite of the weather! Purchase all your local, farm grown produce at a member farm stand. To locate a member business near you, visit our ShopLocal online directory at:


Community Compost Collection #4 will take place on Saturday, July 24, 9am - 12:00pm at the Homewood Farmers’ Market on Martin Ave (behind Homewood Science Center). Illinois Extension in Cook County and Homewood Farmers’ Market have teamed to keep compostables out of the landfill. Households are invited to drop off their yard/garden/kitchen waste to be composted. Help them reach their goal of collecting 5 tons of compostable material at this one-day only event. Please bring us your grass clippings, leaves, landscape waste, and kitchen scraps: eggshells, vegetable skins, and stems are welcome but please no products containing oil, dressings, dairy, meat, or bones! No branches over 2” in diameter!


If you have questions about this event or need a reasonable accomodation, please contact Margaret Burns Westmeyer at 

[email protected]. If your organiztion or municipality would like to partner to bring a composting event to your community, please contact Kathryn Pereira at [email protected] or 772-233-2900.




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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