Illinois Products Expo

Voss pecans and a story of a pecan shaker

I was surprised to see a vendor at the Illinois Products Expo with pecans. Just coming home from Florida and traveling through Georgia and seeing pecan groves, I had never thought about Illinois in that light, but Ralph and Karen Voss raise 140 acres of pecans near Carlyle, Illinois. A picture of a pecan shaker […]

Julie's Corner Store offers fudge galore

Okay I admit it, I had to stop and sample some fudge at the Illinois Products Expo. Julie Hubbard’s marvelous creations were calling my name. Who can resist chocolate mint? Not me. Julie’s Corner Store is located in Lacon “rhymes with bacon” Julie says. The store began life as a gift shop with fudge as […]

Pickles and beets great success at 2014 Illinois Products Expo

My husband loves pickled beets and while covering the Illinois Products Expo for Farm World he came to a dead stop in front of Gramp’s Gourmet Pickles and got in line for a taste. Bill “Gramps” and Janet “Grams” are the force behind Gramp’s Gourmet Pickles which is located in Scales Mound, Illinois. “He makes […]