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BB asked in TravelUnited StatesChicago · 1 decade ago

What produce is grown in Illinois?

Around the Chicago area (say, up to a couple hundred mile radius)

Thanks

Update:

So Sweet Corn too right? And I don't mean what CAN grow (like in your garden), I mean what farmers DO grow.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There's plenty of produce grown in Illinois. Green Giant is in Rochelle, IL and grows snap beans and sweet corn mostly. There are several farmers in northern Illinois who grow broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. Around Kankakee there are around 1000 acres of potato's. If you go much further south (near St. Louis but in Illinois) there is plenty of horseradish grown.

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    1 decade ago

    Illinois is best known for growing corn and soybeans

    Source(s): grew up on a farm in Illinois
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  • 1 decade ago

    I spent my youth in Joliet and we had a garden that was nearly a quarter acre. We grew cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, melon, and sunflower. Back then, the fruits and vegetables were much better tasting.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Corn mostly

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  • 1 decade ago

    mainly feeder corn(for livestock)

    then sweet corn and some popcorn

    soy beans

    wheat

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  • Well all the previous answers are right but they forgot a few things:

    pecans, wheat, and don't forget the grapes (for all the wine!!),

    Source(s): Illinois local person!
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  • 1 decade ago

    Corn and soybeans and soybeans and corn.

    Source(s): Lifelong Illinois resident
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