Prairie Fruits makes some pretty fabulous cheese- Julianne Glatz of the Illinois Times gives us a tour.
I start anticipating them each year as winter melts into spring: Springfield’s farmers markets. It’s not just because of the local produce and products I can buy, although that’s a big part of it. It’s also about getting reacquainted with longtime vendors. And it always gladdens my heart to see new farmers and vendors who’ve decided to invest the considerable time, planning and lots of extremely hard work that it takes to become part of our local food system.
This year my anticipation of Springfield’s farmers markets has been in especially high gear. On May 26 there’ll be a new vendor to the Old State Capitol Farmers Market, one I’ve wished would come to Springfield for years: Prairie Fruits Farm in Urbana.