Category Archives: Around the Farm

Zooming with the Farm

Zooming with the Farm

A couple of weeks ago, we did our first Cedar Valley Sustainable Zoom event. Liz Stelk the executive director of the Illinois Stewardship Alliance joined us to talk about the IL Local Food Farmers Caucus (Jody was on the organizing committee), current policy initiatives/concerns, and how policy work is integral to Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm.… Continue Reading

Working with Gunthorp Farm

Working with Gunthorp Farm

Post on holiday turkeys and working with Gunthorp Farms. This is our 17th year of sustainable farming,wow! (Sometimes I don’t at all feel like I’m 50, other days…) My friend Greg Gunthorp has been farming much longer. (He has a schedule that make me feel exhausted, and I pride myself on being indefatigable.) He’s a pioneer in marketing… Continue Reading

Routes to Farm Summit at Starved Rock Lodge

Routes to Farm Summit Last week,  Beth, Jack, and I made the short trip to Starved Rock Lodge for the first Routes to Farm Summit  after dropping Duncan at school. It was refreshing to have a farm conference right in our backyard. The lodge is close enough to shuttle back and forth to take care of the animals and… Continue Reading