Celebrity chefs lined up for Fairbury event

FAIRBURY — Several celebrity chefs, among them Rick Bayliss of Frontera Grill in Chicago, will cook for the annual Harvest Feast from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Spence Farm in Fairbury.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 10-17, 2015

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Meg Makes: September is time to act against hunger

September is Hunger Action Month, and a cooking column seems like an excellent place to reiterate the importance of understanding and addressing food insecurity.

Millie Otto: Garden portends fall; weather doesn't

"I will remember the words of the Lord; surely, I will remember thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings. Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: Who is so great a God as our God? Thou art the God that doest wonders; thou hast declared thy strength among the people." Psalm 77:11-14

To your health: Top tips for shopping at the farmers' market

By Caitlin Huth

You know your dentist. You know your doctor. Do you know your farmer?

Farmers' markets are an excellent opportunity to get to know your farmer and pick up some tasty, nutritious foods.

Local farmers can offer a lot more varieties than a supermarket. Purple carrots are cool to find. Ever seen pattypan summer squash?

A lot of cases in this joint

CHAMPAIGN — A cavern of Coors Lite and Miller Lite fills Champaign's only beer distributor, Orange & Blue, with cases and kegs stacked near the 40-foot-high ceiling in places.

This is where your Coors and Miller products come from, as well as your Sam Adams, Corona, Keystone and Molson.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 3-10, 2015

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25 tons of corn arrives, to planners' great relief

HOOPESTON — For the last few years, JMR Farms in Vincennes, Ind., has supplied the main attraction of the National Sweetcorn Festival in Hoopeston.

But rain-flooded fields this spring led to what festival organizers feared — a shortage of corn.

Meg Makes: Two types of muffins for blueberry bounty

It's still blueberry season, so I recently solicited friends and colleagues for their best blueberry recipes. The result: these two delicious muffin recipes.

Anne Lukeman sent me the recipe for Brown Sugar Blueberry Muffins, which is originally from Tammen Treeberry Farms in Wilmington.

My Amish Home: Tackling garden as summer fades

"Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded, in all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: In doctrine, showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound speech that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you." Titus 2:6-8