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Farmers Markets Directory | Chicago & Suburban Market Schedules

Many Chicago and Suburban farmers markets are open.  Check out our link to locate farmers markets and opening dates near you HERE and support our  Cook County Farm Bureau Farmers.

Master Gardener Resource Center is Open through November 17th!

The Cook County Farm Bureau and the University of Illinois Extension continue to partner on a project that benefits local Farm Bureau members and the general public.  The master gardeners have been back in the Farm Bureau office since April to answer questions from members and the general public related to gardening and horticulture. Master Gardener office hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 9 AM to 1:00 PM. This service is expected to continue through November 17th. The master gardeners are accessible by contacting the Cook County Farm Bureau at (708)354-3276 or by emailing  Master Gardeners are available in the Cook County Farm Bureau suite located at 6438 Joliet Rd. in Countryside. General topic areas that can be addressed include soil test recommendations, plant disease issues and treatments, horticulture related questions, pest identification and treatment, and more. Commercial related questions will be forwarded to the University of Illinois Extension Professiona ...

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Join the Conversation and Win FREE Groceries

Farm Bureau's third giveaway for the summer is a: $250 grocery store gift card.

The only thing individuals have to do is LIKE our FACEBOOK PAGE and COMMENT on or SHARE this post to enter to win.  The winner will be chosen on September 13.

Official contest rules are available by clicking here.

Test Your Farm Knowledge with Farm Bureau and Culver's...Win Prizes!

Join Cook County Farm Bureau® and Culver’s restaurants and explore your food and farm knowledge.  Each week from May through September, a new question will be posted on the Farm Bureau’s Facebook page, Twitter feed, and in participating stores.

Four monthly prizes will be awarded each month from May through September.  The grand prize, a John Deere pedal tractor, will be awarded in October.  Families are encouraged to enter on-line using the hashtag #FarmingwithCulvers and at participating Culver’s restaurants.  Multiple entries per family are allowed.

Participating Culver’s restaurants include: Tinley Park, Orland Park, Matteson, and Homewood.  Click here for official contest rules.

Meet the 2016 Cookfresh Community Garden Grant Recipients

Signup Begins for 2015-17 CCFB Action Teams/Volunteer Opportunities

Signup Begins for 2015-17 CCFB Action Teams/Volunteer Opportunities Cook County Farm Bureau is now accepting application’s for members who wish to participate in the 2015-17 programming Teams that serve the needs of the organization’s members. Five Teams provide outstanding involvement opportunities for individuals who carry a passion for agriculture, education, political involvement, innovation, public relations, local affairs, member service, or enhancement of a great industry.  Ag Literacy – This group of leaders focuses on the overall Ag in the Classroom program, consumer outreach and education, food checkout day, website overview, recycling programs, P.R. review, and ag literacy grant programs. Commodities & Marketing Team – This group of leaders works on promoting local farm stands, assisting farm markets, development of landowner group programming, equine activities, commodity promotions, agricultural tours, giant pumpkin contest and agri-tourism concepts. Me ...

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