The University of Illinois Extension Office is promoting a local food initiative in an effort to get more people buying locally grown produce. Buying locally grown produce can not only result in healthier eating, but also keeps money spent on food in the local economy.
Terri Miller, Publicist with the U of I Extension Office appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show to discuss the Local Food Initiative. Several activities are being planned in an effort to challenge people to eat more locally grown foods, and help the local economy.
Two educators, Lisa Peterson and Andrew Holsinger are teaming up and offering classes throughout the year to teach people not only how to grow and buy local produce, but how to preserve those foods as well.
The first class will be on July 1st at the Christian County Extension Office. For more information, contact the U of I Extension's Christian County Office.