farmers markets

Jacquilyn Stephens / WNIJ

A new DeKalb-area group is looking into ways to connect small farms with a big regional market.

Restaurants, stores, and even schools say they want more locally raised food. A growing number of farmers say they want to supply it. The trick is getting them together -- and at a price that works for everyone. That’s where a regional food hub could help.

Dan Kenney convened the first meeting on the idea Thursday in DeKalb. He sees it as an economic engine that could include commercial kitchens, a distribution center, and great training opportunities.

Fruit shortage predicted for local farmers markets

Jun 15, 2012

Some local fruit growers say a warm March followed by frosts in April has killed most of their crops. They say that could result in  fewer apples, peaches and cherries this summer.