Seasonal Produce in Illinois: What You Need to Know for July

Summer is in full swing. If you want to live a healthier life, eating locally grown fruits and vegetables that are in season is the perfect place to start. In this article, you will learn what is currently in season, how to select the freshest produce and how to store it when you get home. All that’s left is to head out to the farmers market and get started!

Welcome back to my monthly ‘what’s in season’ blog post series. Here is my July guide to seasonal produce in Illinois.

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Why Eat Less and Move More Doesn’t Work

Eat less and move more sounds so simple. Why doesn’t it work? This article will teach you why weight loss is so hard and show you the steps you need to take to truly change your life and improve your health.

You have probably heard the saying “eat less and move more” as a suggested starting point for weight loss. But even after cutting back on portions and starting a new exercise program you struggled.

Why is weight loss so hard? Is there anything you can do to lose weight and actually keep it off?

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Seasonal Produce in Illinois: What You Need to Know for June

Farmers markets are opening for the summer. You are ready to start eating locally grown fruits and vegetables that are in season. You just aren’t sure what is currently in season. Here is a quick guide and handout to bring with you to the farmers market in June to help you.

Welcome back to my monthly blog post series where I help you learn about seasonal produce in Illinois in the month of June. We are entering the time of year where sustained periods of warmer weather become more common in our area and we start to see an increasing variety of local in season produce.

Here is what you can expect to see.

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Growing Tomatoes in Pots

Have you always wanted to grow your own vegetables but kill them every time you try? Follow my step by step guide and in no time you will see how easy it is to grow your own vegetables at home. I even made a free shopping list to bring to the store with you. What are you waiting for?

Growing tomatoes in pots is a great way to maximize available space in your yard or on your balcony. The best part is you get to enjoy the benefits of growing your own produce. And it takes a lot less work than having a full garden in the long run.

A container garden simply refers to a garden where your plants are grown anywhere other than in the ground. The terms pot or container mean the same thing for my purposes today; something to contain soil and allow you to grow vegetables by yourself.

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Seven Best Grocery Delivery Services in Chicago

Want to compare all of the options for grocery delivery in the Chicago area? Here is a list of the best choices including Instacart, Target and Walmart. Click and review just one or learn about them all. I even compared the cost of each one to make it easy for you to decide.

The pandemic driven shut downs and stay at home orders across the country have begun to ease up as of mid May. However interest in grocery delivery in Chicago has not.

Are you looking to order groceries and have them delivered for the first time? Or have you already tried grocery delivery but aren’t sure you are getting the best deal?

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