Local vendors begin season at Plainfield farm market

COLORFUL—Food provided by local farmers has the advantage of reaching the customer quickly, with less time to deteriorate. Pictured is a beautiful display of fresh produce from Zandstra’s Farm.

Market open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 to 7 p.m. Fans of Rockford’s fabulous farm market can visit more local vendors mid-week now that Plainfield Township Farmer’s Market is up and running. The market is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 7 p.m. and offers plenty of opportunity for fresh, locally grown goods and produce, […]

StayCation offers plenty of reasons not to leave town

Christine Gault of A Charmed Life andPolly VonEschen of Baskets in the Belfry shows off the prize package that one lucky winner will receive from a Girlfriends StayCation in downtown Rockford.

Women just back from spring break vacation now have plenty of reasons to stick around town, at least on Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16. If you are one of the out-of-towners who frequent the downtown shopping district, this is a great time to spend a few days here as well. The Heart of […]

Local shop, restaurant work together to showcase quality

Grill 111 Executive Chef and General Manager Matt Lenkiewicz along with Corey DeLong and Shasta Fase hold bottles of Old World Olive Press vinegar after dinner at the restaurant.

You may have visited Grill One Eleven and enjoyed a first-rate meal and ambiance. You may have cooked with aged balsamic vinegar and specialty oils from Old World Olive Press. Business owners with brains teamed up to combine shopping and dining opportunities at one event. On Wednesday, April 29, Aaron Zania, Grill One Eleven owner, […]

New store offers tastes of Tuscany

Rockford keeps tasting better and better. Find out for yourself at Old World Olive Press, which opened for business Black Friday, November 27 at 65 Bridge Street. The old-world European flair of the store is like stepping into a shop in Italy, and the walls are lined with bottles of olive oil and Balsamic vinegars, […]