The Local Beet: Contributors

Robert Haugland

Posts by Robert Haugland:

The Local Food Movement’s Chances During A Trump Presidency

National Farmers Market Week

Meet the Farmers – Meet the Buyers

Seminar on Transitioning to Organic Grains

Seeds Grow at The Plant

2015 Golden Beet Award Winners Announced

A list of Downstate winter markets

Help Us Grow Young Farmers!

Illinois Stewardship Alliance bids farewell to Wes King

How the West was Local

The Inside Scoop: A Webinar For Working with the Media to Tell Your Farming Story

Downstate fundraiser benefits local food awareness

Lagunitas – Craft Beer’s Next Phase?

Celebrate 16th Annual National Farmers Market Week!

HB2486 Cottage Food Expansion Bill – Signed into Law by Governor Rauner

Rain of Ruin Downstate

NCR-SARE Announces 2016 Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals

The Insidious Japanese Beetle

Illinois General Assembly Votes to Expand Cottage Food Law

Grow Rhubarb!

Carosello Barese – The Italian Cucumber/Melon Story

“A loss for the whole community”

Hooked on Fish – A CSF in Chicago

Farmers market and local food grant-writing workshops planned

Long day or short day onions?

Today is National CSA Sign-up Day!

Seeds 2 Sucess II – Greater Peoria Food Summit

Winterize your Chickens to Keep Them Healthy and Laying


Farmers Markets: Rules, Regulations and Reforms – Webinar on current and future farmers market regulations

Illinois Stewardship Alliance is celebrating its Annual Harvest Celebration!

Farmers Markets Celebrated on U.S. Postage Stamps!

July’s Rooftop Movie & Mingle Night at the Weiss Memorial Hospital Rooftop Farm

Governor Quinn Approves Legislation Supporting Farmers Markets

Local Flavors – Downstate Farm-to-Table Series of Lunch and Dinner Events Kicks off Today

Illinois General Assembly Approves Smarter Rules for Farmers Markets Legislation

New Local Food Systems and Small Farms Program Website

Not much space to garden? Try tomatoes in containers!

Asparagus – a Springtime Delight and a Great Addition to Any Garden!

The Registration Deadline for Local Food Awareness Day is Monday, March 24th

Groundbreaking Local Food Initiative Announced – Localizing the Chicago Foodshed

Have you ever dreamed of having your own farm in or near the city? Upcoming workshop can help make this a reality!

USDA Announces Fiscal Year 2015 Farm to School Grants

Register Today for the 2014 IFMA Farmers Market Workshops!


Here is your chance to work on a farm!

Mark Your Calendars for the 2014 Winter Webinar Series

19th Ward Senior Citizens are Invited to Enjoy a Delicious, Locally Grown Thanksgiving Meal

Growing Power’s Farmers For Chicago Program receives $300,000 grant

The Farmers’ Guide to Disaster Assistance

Illinois Department of Agriculture’s 25 Days of Christmas

A couple of upcoming conferences in Springfield

Salsas, a great way to use up the last of the crop!

Food Safety Modernization Act and Why it Matters!

Exotic Vegetables for the Garden – Latin American Greens

Kendall County to Consider Poultry Processing Plant Approval

FDA’s Sweeping Powers May Halt the Local Food Movement

Poultry Palooza & Backyard Chicken Care

Exotic Vegetables for the Garden – Asian Vegetables

Legal Guide for Farmers Available

Saving Tomato Seed is Easy

2013 Golden Beet Award Winners Announced

Save Eggplant Seeds the Seed Savers Exchange Way

Ratatouille – Fresh Garden Tomatoes, Peppers, Zucchini, and Eggplants all in One Dish


Vive le Terroir – A Review

Grant Available for Teachers to promote Local Food

Downstate community gardens bring people together

Governor signs “Eat Local, Buy Illinois Products Day” bill

A Great Source for Info on Preserving Your Harvest

Fall is Garlic Planting Season!


Field day in Kankakee County: Preparing for Extended Season Production

August is Prime Time for the Fall and Winter Garden

Be on the lookout for the Spotted Wing Drosophila!

Check out a county fair this summer!

A meal of local produce and sustainable salmon!

Check out Peoria Heights Farmers Market

Henry the Rooster – A Chicken Story

Artichokes in Illinois – Yes!

East Peoria Farmers Market will open today for its second season.

Garlic Scape Season is Here, Get Them While They Last!

Paw Paw Trees – Suitable for the City or the Country

Master Gardener farm tour provides a chance to learn

Training webinar on changes to IDPH TIB #30 – Sanitation Guidelines for Farmers Markets to be held

A wet year so far Downstate

Early season look at the Peoria Farmers Market at the Metro Centre

Stumbling Upon a Relic, Connecting with the Past

Roy’s Calais Flint Corn – Planting History in the Garden

Gardening for credit at Roosevelt

Pattypan Squash – a great summer squash

Illinois Stewardship Alliance Aims to Grow Membership

Hoop House in the wind – a word of caution

The 2013 season is getting off to a great start around Knox County in Western Illinois!

Move 200 Miles West and Take a Little of Chicago with You…