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Summer means fresh vegetables
Kohlrabi, kale, onions, to-
matoes, sweet corn and more
have been on my mind while
wondering farmers markets
on these warm days of sum-
mer. This time of year makes
for a happy vegetable lover;
veggies are plentiful, the har-
vest tasty, and the price tends
to be a bargain.
We know fueling our
bodies with fresh fruits and
vegetables is good for our
health and packs a nutritious
punch — helping us fight dis-
ease and stay well. Getting out
in the fresh air and wandering
the markets can be good for
the soul too, so there you have
it — a double bang for your
buck.
Fresh food on a budget?
This is the time of year to go
searching the farmer’s mar-
kets, and if you are a caregiv-
er of someone who is able to
get out with your help, what
a perfect afternoon or early
evening outing. Treasures
abound at these markets, the
savvy shopper can find arti-
san breads and cheese, fresh-
picked fruits and vegetables
and even doggie treats for our
canine friends.
A few fun markets to visit
this summer are the Liber-
tyville Farmer’s Market from
7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays in
downtown Libertyville; the
Grayslake Farmer’s Market
from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays;
the Gurnee Farmer’s Market
in Esper Peterson Park on
Grand Avenue and Kilbourn
from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays;
and the Long Grove Farm-
er’s Market 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sundays.
After summer ends, what
is in store for Lake County
and fresh produce at a decent
price? Top Box Foods Express
is a nonprofit that is coming
every second Saturday of the
month beginning Sept. 13 at
Calvary Presbyterian Church
at 510 N. Cedar Lake Road in
Round Lake. Hours will be
from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Top
Box is open to everyone. The
beauty of Top Box is people
can get nutritious fruits and
vegetables that are healthy
and affordable. The organiza-
tion accepts cash, credit, debit
and SNAP/LINK cards so that
healthy food selections are
available to everyone — es-
pecially those living in areas
with limited access to nutri-
tious food choices — and this
happens year round.
By decreasing the time you
need to spend shopping, Top
Box is a great idea for seniors
or others who may find it
difficult to get out and about
for the amount of time it takes
to shop. Shopping consumes
time and energy, so why
not check into the Top Box
concept of online ordering and
once-per-month pickup? Sim-
ply order your selections on-
line at www.topboxfoods.com
and then pick up your selected
options on the delivery date.
As a nonprofit organization, it
appears to be a great resource
for those who cannot get out
of the house easily and are on
a limited budget.
Enjoy the lazy days of sum-
mer and the fresh produce
that is abundant at this time
of year. Remember, when
the harvest is over, there are
wonderful organizations and
people behind them that make
nutritious choices available
to everyone in Lake County
throughout the year. Happy
marketing!
Linda Chamberlain is the
owner and director of Client
Services Ensemble of Care
Inc.
ELDERLY
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Linda
Camberlain
Illinois gets an F on small business test
By BRADY CREMEENS
Illinois News Network
SPRINGFIELD — A recent
study suggests Illinois may be
one of the worst states in the
country to start, own and oper-
ate a small business.
According to the study
conducted by The Kauffman
Foundation and a group called
Thumbtack, Illinois was one of
six states to receive a grade of
F on a test that measured busi-
ness climate and the ease with
which entrepreneurs may
start, build and sustain a small
business in their state.
The test was conducted
by asking thousands of small
businesses intricate questions
about how they operate and
what their state requires of
them. Researchers considered
issues like tax rates, regula-
tions, insurance and worker’s
compensation requirements,
licensing rules, bureaucratic
red tape and other hindrances
to business growth.
Jon Lieber is the chief econ-
omist at Thumbtack and said
his research indicated Illi-
nois’ biggest problem was the
state’s rules and regulations
made running a business too
hard for most people.
“Illinois’ small business-
es gave the state poor marks
across the board — the diffi-
culty they reported in start-
ing a business and the poor
grade they gave the state for
its licensing rules really hurt
perceptions of the state as a
friendly place for small busi-
ness,” Lieber said. “The ser-
vice professionals that we
surveyed told us the most im-
portant thing was that their
interactions with the state was
as easy as possible and Illinois
ranked as one of the most dif-
ficult places for them to oper-
ate.”
Illinois’ F makes it the
worst state for small business-
es in the Midwest region of the
country, with several nearby
states Tennessee, Kentucky,
Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota —
each receiving grades no low-
er than B-.
The survey also found the
Land of Lincoln earned four
grades of F across 11 rated cat-
egories and received no grade
higher than a C from its small
businesses in any category. Il-
linois’ small businesses were
the most pessimistic in the
nation about the prospects for
the state economy.
“(Illinois) is a terrible place
to do business because of the
way the state government is
See ILLINOIS, page 25

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