Thursday, March 21, 2013
The grocers won't sell genetically engineered salmon if approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Reuters reports.
Thursday, March 21
You won’t find genetically modified fish on Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods shelves, Reuters reports. The grocers signed an agreement with others across the country as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration nears closer to approving genetically engineered salmon. The fish would be the first genetically modified animal to be in America’s food supply, the news source reports. The nearest Trader Joe’s is located at 735 W. Route 22 in Lake Zurich, and Whole Foods newest location is at 20281 N Rand Road in Kildeer.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Whole Foods Market packed with customers on opening day.
Kildeer Village President Nandia Black declared Wednesday, March 6, Whole Foods Day, at the opening of the store. The store opened with a breaking bread ceremony. As customers entered the store, Whole Foods employees cheered them on. Customers appreciated the larger store and more shopping options than the Palatine location, Whole Foods' home for 15 years. Tammy Swiderek of Palatine said the new store is a little farther, yet still convenient, and will carry many more items. Many regular and new Whole Foods customers made some discoveries. See Top Ten Finds at Kildeer Whole Foods.
Monday, January 21, 2013
New grocery is about 10,000 square feet larger than Palatine location.
The new Whole Foods Market, 20281 N. Rand Rd., Kildeer, will open on March 6. The destination grocer, focusing on organic and sustainable products, will hold an Opening Ceremony and doors will open at 9 a.m. Kildeer Village Manager Michael Talbett said Whole Foods store openings are a big event with people waiting in line for hours to get in. Opening day details are still being worked out, said Tanya Kostetsky, marketing & community relations specialist for Whole Foods. “We will definitely be providing food, refreshments and entertainment to make the opening morning be a celebration for the community. Doors open at 9, ceremony/bread breaking at 8:45 a.m. We literally break bread with members of the village and Whole Foods Market team …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Emmy-award winning filmmaker will be at fundraiser, rally to be held Monday, Dec. 17, at Maverick's Bar and Grill, Mundelein.
Village Homesteading Mundelein, a local non-profit group, will host a fundraiser, and rally for Local Food by screening a rough-cut of the movie Food Patriots at Mavericks Bar and Grill on Monday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m at 2061 W Maple Ave, Mundelein. The screening is free and open to the public. Emmy award winning director Jeff Spitz will be present. When filmmaker Jeff Spitz’s son, a UW-Madison football player, came down with a food-borne illness that didn’t respond to antibiotics, it was a wake-up call that raised serious questions about food and our food systems. Jeff Spitz weaves his family's humorous story of planting a garden and raising chickens into a tapestry of stories about people who are changing the way Americans eat, buy and …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Increasing local food production could create 5,000 jobs and generate $6.5 billion per year in economic activity in the Chicago metropolitan region, agency says.
Seventy-five percent of adults prefer locally grown, sustainable food, according to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). As demand for fresh food grows, CMAP is stepping up efforts to engage local government in an effort to grow their communities' local food system. The agency recently launched a microsite, Local Food Systems, as well as a video that highlights the economic benefits of local food systems. “Most people are aware that local food tastes great, but the economic argument is quite compelling and it’s not expressed so much,” said Justine Reisinger, communications associate for CMAP. “This is a significant economic issue. Of the $48 billion Illinois residents spend on food every year, $46 billion is leaving the …
Friday, August 10, 2012
The fundraising event will take place on Aug. 26 at Twin Lakes Recreation Area in Palatine.
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Friday, August 10, 2012
Smart Farm of Barrington has announced it will host the second edition of its popular and creative summer fundraising event, the Floating Zucchini Kayak Relay. This year’s relay will take place on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 9 a.m. at Twin Lakes Recreation Area in Palatine. It’s not your typical kayak race. Smart Farm adds its own twist to the event. Each relay team of four people will complete one lap of the lake. Teams of two will complete two laps each. With each leg, kayakers must find and put a vegetable in their kayak and return it to shore. Once all four vegetables have been collected, the team will assemble a “veggie creation”. Examples from last year were a cat and dog and a tropical island scene. After completing a veggie creation, the …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Special in God's Eyes, a group from St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Barrington, has created a large vegetable garden for charity.
There can be a lot involved in the care of someone with special needs. From medical services to the love and generosity of friends and family, it can take a village. A group called “Special in God’s Eyes” at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Barrington is giving back to the community who has done so much for them. The group, which is composed of young adults with special needs, has planted fruits and vegetables from seeds to create the church’s Community Garden. “It’s kind for like a safe haven, a fun place for them,” Special in God's Eyes co-chair Patricia Marks explained about the group. With the help of church volunteers, the garden has simply flourished since its birth two years ago, producing dozens of pounds of food. All of it is …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Lake County and regional conservation leaders believe growing food here on small farms is good for the economy as well as the health of the people and land.
Residents of Lake County and other suburbanites want local, sustainably grown food. Just one indicator of this trend is the growth in farmers markets — the number of farmers markets in Illinois tripled between 1999 and 2009, with most of the growth in the Chicago metropolitan area, according to The Local Food System, a brochure from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Local Technical Assistance program. There is actually a $10 billion unmet demand for locally grown food in the state of Illinois, according to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. Meanwhile, $46 billion (96 percent) of annual food expenditures are leaving the state of Illinois. Crops like asparagus and broccoli travel thousands of miles to our table. “We can…
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Patch’s guide to area farm shares for vegetables, fruit, eggs and meat; part of a Sustainable Food series.
Looking for fresher, tastier, healthier food this growing season? Many farms offer community-supported agriculture, or CSA, shares with local drop-off points. Top chefs choose locally grown food because reducing the time from farm to table ensures that food flavors are at their peak, according to FamilyFarmed.org Why Buy Locally. Farm-fresh food also lasts longer, is more nutrient dense and reduces your carbon footprint. “Being part of a CSA is a way to know where your food comes from. I’m a 'farmie;' we’re so connected to our food. We really want to know where it comes from,” said Lake Bluff resident Johanna Navari Welch, who has been a shareholder at various community-supported agriculture groups for the past seven years. Welch’s …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Program will help communities and businesses develop food hubs.
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Director Warren Ribley said the state is working to increase markets for local foods, according to FamilyFarmed.org. “More people today want to know where their food comes from. Making food grown and produced in Illinois more accessible helps Illinois residents eat locally and helps boost our economy,” said Ribley at the Illinois Specialty Growers Association conference in Springfield, Jan. 12. The state plans to develop food hubs where local farmers can market their products to schools, local government agencies and other larger entities. FamilyFarmed.org offers Building Successful Food Hubs, a guide that is intended as a resource for prospective food hub operators.