The Whole Story

  (Hanover, Illinois)
Insight on the joy and misery at Holloman Produce Farm!

Welcome to The Whole Story

Welcome everyone to my new Local Harvest blog!  This blog will be a somewhat abridged version of my regular, ongoing blog that I maintain on my website,  For new readers, or random viewers who happened to stumble upon this page, let me introduce myself:  I am Richard Holloman, and I own a small CSA farm in northern Illinois that serves members mostly in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.  I split my time between my Hoffman Estates home and my farm, which is located in Hanover, IL (not to be confused with Hanover Park, IL).  Mine is a very small farm, but on it I grow a large variety of wholesome, naturally produced vegetables and herbs exclusively for my CSA members.  This is my third year of being a farmer, after having been (briefly) a high school science teacher, and (for many years prior) a horticulturist with various employers, including nurseries and botanical gardens.  As long as I'm giving you my resume, I might as well mention that I am a proud alumnus of the University of Georgia, and even though that was long ago and I am an Illinois native, there is never a time that I don't miss Athens, GA.  I know many people have that kind of attachment to their alma mater.  Ahh, but don't worry, I don't ever go droning on about the Bulldogs, or anything like that.  I have much more pressing issues on my mind, such as the near-constant misery of farming, and the joy of home-brewing beer.  So, check back, why don't you?  I sometimes have very interesting observations and complaints.  And please, don't be afraid to contact me!  I love to hear from people.  Again, welcome.

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