Expanding the market for ‘pesky but tasty’ Asian carp

New grant program available information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 23, 2018) – Governor Bruce Rauner announced today that companies and individuals interested in expanding demand for food and other products using Asian carp caught in Illinois waters are invited to apply for grant funding to assist their marketing … Read more

Dutch Fest 2018 scheduled for Saturday

information provided by Elim Christian Services CRESTWOOD, Ill. (September 17, 2018) – The 23rd Annual Elim Dutch Festival begins at 7:30am this Saturday, September 22. The annual event is held on the grounds of Elim Christian Services, 13020 S. Central Avenue in Crestwood, Illinois. Admission and parking are free. The day includes a variety of … Read more

VanDerGriend’s Farm Stand to be included in Rachael Ray Show

Tuesday, September 18, 10:00am, on WGN-TV by Melanie Jongsma LYNWOOD, Ill. (September 15, 2018) – “Super exciting news,” posted Scott VanDerGriend on the VanDerGriends Farm Stand Facebook page Thursday afternoon. “I will be on the Rachael Ray show on Tuesday September 18th giving produce tips on blueberries.” VanDerGriend explains that Tuesday’s show is a “farm … Read more

Lansing resident receives $20,000 culinary scholarship

Elliott Moore Jr. one of six recipients awarded by US Foods Scholars program by Melanie Jongsma ROSEMONT, Ill. (August 14, 2018) – US Foods announced the names of the company’s first US Foods Scholars scholarship recipients. Lansing’s Elliott Moore Jr. is one of the six recipients. Lynwood’s Gabrielle Siegfried is also included in the six. … Read more

Ace Pizza is open for business

Village officials welcome the Ocampo brothers to the Lansing business community by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 6, 2018) – A late-morning shower deterred some people from attending today’s official ribbon-cutting at Ace Pizza, but those who participated were rewarded with crispy-crusted pizzas, including the Chicken Bacon Ranch specialty pizza, which turned out to be … Read more

Bottoms Up to celebrate 25 years

Saturday, July 28, starting at 2:00pm by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (July 27, 2018) – Bottoms Up will celebrate their 25th anniversary tomorrow with live entertainment, including Jack Whittle & Doc Fuller (Acoustic) at 2:00pm, Darren Enloe Cover to Cover at 5:00pm, and Pandora Rocks at 8:00pm. Food and drink specials will be served throughout … Read more

VanDerGriend’s: Tomatoes, sweet corn, and more

VanDerGriend family’s “Red Barn” farm stand has supplied local produce for more than six decades by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (June 27, 2018) – The next time you stop by VanDerGriends’s Farm Stand for some sweet corn or veggies, keep this in mind: it’s there because of an entrepreneurial six-year-old. About 61 years ago, the … Read more