Spring is here and before you know it summer will be too. And while most school districts in Illinois will be off for the summer, just as classes wrap-up, Congress will be ramping up debate around school feeding programs.
Living Water Farms itself was established in April of 2008. It was an off-shoot of the many years of gardening/truck patch growing that the Kilgus & Schneider families had done. The decision of what we’d name our farm was made by our entire family. We, along with all of our children and the two sons-in-law came up with suggestions for it, and it was then put to a vote!
Right now is the perfect time to enjoy a crisp, cool, refreshing salad. We love making salads with the fresh, organic produce from our local vendors. Whether it's a salad from our grab'n'go, salad bar, or a salad made at home, we've highlighted some of our favorites!
We take pride in open lines of communication with our owners and customers. Here is what you had to say for the month of February!
I am a beekeeper, but the truth is that beekeeping did not come naturally. When someone gifted me with a hive about seven years ago, I spent the first year being terrified every time I opened it. Honey bees pick up very quickly on a beekeeper's fear, so I knew I had to get over it.
When I started talking to my bees, I started to relax. Then I started to listen. They were talking back through their buzzing. Over the course of many conversations, my bees wrapped their tiny legs around my heart. Today I talk to them every chance I get.
All month long our deli will be featuring their housemade scones.
What's better than a warm, made-from-scratch scone on a cold and snowy day?
With Board Chair, Todd Sweet
Thank You, Eunice
Q & A with James and Kaylee from J & K Meats
What does your farm name mean to you? How did you choose this name?
We choose J & K Meats when my wife and I got married. It stands for James and Kaylee!
Where is your farm located? How many miles do you travel to reach Common Ground?
Our farm is located in Greenup, Illinois, 50 miles from Common Ground.
What do you raise? What is your signature product?