EXCHANGE: How local farms and restaurants work together
August 6, 2017
CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Local restaurateurs and farmers are working together to provide customers with food from farms they drive past on a regular basis.
As consumer tastes shift, evidence of the changes are apparent at many local eateries, including Bella's Short Stacks in Algonquin and Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen in Crystal Lake, among other restaurants that offer farm-to-table options.
At Bella's Short Stacks in Algonquin, store-bought eggs can be substituted for $1.25 extra with eggs from a farm a few miles down the street.
The partnership between Short Stacks owner Don Peters and Al...