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Memories of Miller's: Recent store site renovation inspires Sunday celebration of shared memories

Memories of Miller's: Recent store site renovation inspires Sunday celebration of shared memories

VALPARAISO | Roy Krizek of Beverly Shores can still recall his favorite potato salad recipe sold in the glass deli case at Miller's grocery store in Valparaiso.

July 12, 2014 12:00 am
"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

Region views on agriculture

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

Melissa Gill, Highland | "Yes. I believe our local farmers use less pesticides than our commercial farmers. I don't buy because my husband does all of the cooking."

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

Yuuai Guzman, Valparaiso | "I don't which one is, but my grandparents were farmers. I have trust in the small farm produced rather than commercial. I still eat commercially grown, but I trust the homegrown more."

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

Kristy Evans, Portage | "Probably farm grown. I like the organics. I'm just learning about nutrition, and I find that much of the produce is now washed so that helps."

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

Barbara Waxman, Munster | "I think locally grown tastes better. Our farms and orchards are better. Blueberries, tomatoes and other seasonal fruits and vegetables certainly taste better."

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

Alison Hanania, Orland Park | "Yes, it didn't have to be shipped so far. It keeps its vitamins and minerals and also supports our local farmers."

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

Barry Levin, Schererville | "I would hope so. I'm assuming they're growing their produce organically. I think organics are better health-wise."

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
Portage's downtown will drive future development

Portage's downtown will drive future development

Founder's Square Park has been the home of a farmer's market for several summers

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Merrillville clerk-treasurer seeks produce for distribution effort

MERRILLVILLE | The free produce table available at Merrillville Town Hall has attracted plenty of attention.

September 03, 2013 8:00 pm

Merrillville residents can pick up free produce this week

MERRILLVILLE | The town will distribute free produce outside the clerk-treasurer's office in Town Hall, 7820 Broadway.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am

A shocking (and hot!) tip for preserving produce

Nothing is more frustrating than finding the perfect cucumber or head of lettuce at the farmers market, paying top-dollar for it, and then... tossing it out a week later when it has gone moldy or slimy in the refrigerator.

April 10, 2013 12:00 am
A Munster gardener shares his abundant yield of fruits and vegetables

A Munster gardener shares his abundant yield of fruits and vegetables

On a quiet residential street in Munster, Bob Breger has been growing fruits and vegetables many people have never even heard of.

August 08, 2012 6:00 pm Photos

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Free food distributed

Free food distributed

Purdue University Calumet student Hubert Hausoul gets ears of corn ready Saturday at a free produce distribution at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana facility in Gary.

August 04, 2012 1:37 pm
Free food distributed

Free food distributed

Purdue Calumet students Eric Giboyeaux, Michelle Nunez and Michaela Ezell help pass out bread and produce Saturday at a free produce distribution at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana facility in Gary.

August 04, 2012 1:37 pm
Free food distributed

Free food distributed

Purdue University Calumet student Alexandria Jones, right, assists Arbelia Caruthers with peppers Saturday at a free produce distribution at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana facility in Gary.

August 04, 2012 1:37 pm

Produce distribution planned Saturday at food bank in Gary

GARY | Free produce will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, 2248 W. 35th Ave.

August 03, 2012 12:00 am
Time is ripe for cherry season and an array of colorful recipes

Time is ripe for cherry season and an array of colorful recipes

Mitch Harris, produce manager for WiseWay Foods in Valparaiso on U.S. 30, says he can remember a time when customers only knew fresh cherries to be deep red, rather than any other color.

August 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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County Line Orchard offers fall family fun

County Line Orchard offers fall family fun

Autumn is the time for hayrides, hot cider and flannel shirts, as well as the time for a much-needed trip to County Line Orchard in Hobart, Ind.

July 19, 2012 9:00 am
Farmers Market Fests in Holland All Summer

Farmers Market Fests in Holland All Summer

Holland Farmers Market provides guests with homemade goods and events all summer, while highlighting the importance of healthy and organic eating.

July 05, 2012 8:30 am
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