The first hints of spring bring maple sirup season to central Illinois. As the ground starts to thaw and the sap starts to run, workers at Funk’s Grove Pure Maple Sirup spring into action to collect the sap and turn it into sirup.
Mike Funk, fifth generation maple sirup producer, talks about the tradition in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.
For more on the sirup making process and where to find Funk’s Grove Pure Maple Sirup, check out their website or take a look at this article from the Illinois Farm Bureau® Partners magazine.
Tune in every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. for the Farm to Table segment on WJBC radio.
A heavy load on a country road when the ground is soft and mushy is a recipe for road damage. Protecting the pavement on rural routes means posting lower weight limits when the road is most vulnerable – during the freezing and thawing of early spring.
Learn more about spring weight postings and what they mean for local farmers from Arin Rader, who is a farmer and the Dry Grove Township Road Commissioner in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.
Check out the Farm to Table segment on WJBC radio every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m.