April 28, 2011 - Backyard Industry

Off-season Local Flowers

Did you know many cut flowers in grocery stores come from the Southern Hemisphere, fly to the US on jets, and were often cut two weeks before you see them? After a run-in with a goose, Lisa investigated the state of local floriculture with Illinois Willows... in this segment of In My Backyard.

April 07, 2011 - Backyard Industry

A Fresh Food Fix

The gap between the end of winter and the beginning of farmers market season can be just about unbearable for people wanting fresh food. Lisa investigates a local farm that tries to ease the pain by offering up early season local food for sale... and for breakfast.