summit http://peoriapublicradio.org en Greater Peoria Food Summit explores sustainable supply http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/greater-peoria-food-summit-explores-sustainable-supply <div>Government, non-profit and education leaders are hoping to boost Central Illinois’ access to local, sustainable food. &nbsp;The different groups are participating in the Seeds-2-Success Greater Peoria food summit Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Peoria RiverPlex. &nbsp;Mary Ardapple helped organize the event. &nbsp;She says the goal is to help find ways to give growers and consumers the land and marketing to produce local foods:</div><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:40:45 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20959 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Greater Peoria Food Summit explores sustainable supply Carp stakeholders push for Peoria processing plant http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/carp-stakeholders-push-peoria-processing-plant <p></p><div>The Peoria area needs a facility to process carp from the Illinois River. &nbsp;That's the message from government and fishing industry officials during a meeting to talk about the invasive fish. &nbsp;The nearest processing facility is in Thomson, Illinois. &nbsp;Area fisherman Orion Briney says having a local facility would boost his bottom line:</div><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:37:08 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12475 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Carp stakeholders push for Peoria processing plant