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  • Orchid loss in Md. mountains laid to deer

    Orchid loss in Md. mountains laid to deer
    For as long as anyone can remember, wild orchids have rewarded sharp-eyed hikers in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains with pink, yellow and white blooms peeping from the forest floor. But these "secret beauties," as one researcher dubbed them, are vanishing...
  • Hot business: Kutztown couple make sauces with pesticide-free peppers

    From two acres in Kutztown comes a fiery commitment to pesticide-free food production. Homesweet Homegrown in Kutztown creates sauces made from their own peppers grown on what were once fields of genetically modified corn. "A lot of people don't...
  • Kane County OKs zoning to allow for medical marijuana

    Kane County OKs zoning to allow for medical marijuana
    The Kane County Board on Tuesday approved several changes to its zoning ordinance to allow medical cannabis facilities to locate in certain farming, industrial and business districts in unincorporated areas of the county. The amendments allow "interim...
  • St. Luke's sinking roots into organic farming

    The St. Luke's University Health Network is leading the way in a new procedure, but its not in orthopedic or cardiovascular surgery. It's in the way it stocks its hospital cafeterias. St. Luke's has partnered with the Rodale Institute in a project...
  • Review: 'The Third Plate' by Dan Barber

    Review: 'The Third Plate' by Dan Barber
    The night I first cracked open "The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food," I was simmering a broth of chicken feet, necks and heads on my little kitchen stove. Turned out to be good timing. Because over the next 485 pages, I'd be treated...
  • Best steaks for grilling on Father's Day

    Best steaks for grilling on Father's Day
    Dad doesn't need another tie for Father's Day. Just grill a steak on June 15 and let him groove to a carnivorous beat. What to buy? Well, rib-eye remains the favorite across the United States — and the bigger the better on dad's day. But the...
  • Egg labels may confuse consumers

    Egg labels may confuse consumers
    "Pasture-raised eggs": Do you look for that description when shopping? You're not alone. Fewer than 1 in 4 respondents looked for the phrase "pasture-raised" according to a poll of 670 Americans conducted in May for Vital Farms (vitalfarms.com), an...
  • Medical marijuana delivery services are on a roll

    Medical marijuana delivery services are on a roll
    Brian Reichle couldn't have gotten a pepperoni pizza much faster. Needing to replenish his stash of pot one recent afternoon, the Burbank resident dialed Speed Weed. Within the hour, a driver arrived with a white paper bag carrying a gram of cannabis,...
  • Is organic chicken worth the price?

    Is organic chicken worth the price?
    Just because a chicken is labeled "organic" does not mean that the bird on your plate lived a bucolic farm life before you cooked it. To officially be called "organic," the animal must be fed organic food (grown with no pesticides), receive no...
  • Naperville museum to add farm history center

     Naperville museum to add farm history center
    Those who have been around Naperville long enough may still remember the days farm animals seemed to outnumber residents. Newcomers and younger generations eventually will get a glimpse of what those farming days were like as Naper Settlement moves...
  • Arlington Heights adds e-cigs to smoking ban

     Arlington Heights adds e-cigs to smoking ban
    Arlington Heights took another stand against electronic cigarettes by including them in its long-standing smoking ban. "We're being cautious. We're setting it on the same field as cigarettes because the smoke is the same nuisance," Trustee Joseph Farwell...