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Frontera Grant

In 2009 and in 2010 Lake Breeze Organics was very fortunate to be the recipient of the Frontera Farmer Foundation Grant for small farmers bringing produce to the Chicago area.

There are many grants out there but there are none that compare with the generosity of the Frontera Farmer Foundation. This grant allows the farmer to create their own plan for farm improvements. The funds allocated to the recipients of the grant are used directly for what the farm needs most. Most grants are not flexible and don’t appeal to the majority of small famers. The Frontera grant is something that is needed by all small farmers struggling with the enormous costs of infrastructure needed to survive.

Thanks to Frontera we have been able to complete our infrastructure at Lake Breeze Organics allowing us to successfully compete with larger established farms.  Grant programs like Frontera have a direct impact on local food quality and diversity. By supporting small specialty crop farmers they create more local food options for the entire Chicago area.

We will always be grateful to the Frontera Farmer Foundation for agreeing with our vision and helping us to make it a reality.

Photo(s) added: Watermelon radish and Chinese broccoli, Justin helping to plant garlic, Part of our market team, Delicious Nasturtium flowers, Justin collecting duck eggs, Danika and Justin, IncrediblJanuary 4th, 2016

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New recipe: Creamy potato sorrel soupOctober 28th, 2015

2 large kennebec potatoes 1/4lb sorrel leaves 4 Cups Chicken broth or water 1/2 bunch of parcelery Salt to taste 2 chopped scallions and sour cream for garnish Wash and chop potatoes. Boil in broth or

Photo(s) added: Sorrel soup, Thanksgiving Basket, Another New Photo, Another New Photo, Fall blackberriesOctober 28th, 2015

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Rick Bayless: the celebrity chef who supports local farms

https://www.theguardian.com/personal-investments/ng-interactive/2017/feb/28/rick-bayless-chef-farms-local-organic-foundation 

 How can we support local farms?

Frequent farmers markets...“That’s the best support you can do,” says Rick. Consider this: food in the US tends to have traveled hundreds of miles from its point of origin to your plate. Think of all that packaging and the fossil fuels used in transport, plus the conventional agriculture methods used in production. Food at farmers markets tends to have traveled shorter distances and has been grown using environmentally friendly methods.

Participate in CSAs...In a CSA, farms allow consumers to buy shares in exchange for select produce every week. It gives the farms a consistent revenue stream, instead of having to depend on farmers markets. “It also forces you as the consumer to get to know ingredients that you might not buy at a farmers market,” says Rick. “So you get to have some new experiences, and it gives the farm the opportunity to count on you on a long-term basis.”



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