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Rocky Purple and Gold Popcorn for Sale at School of Ag; Proceeds Support Organic Research
December 14, 2010
MACOMB, IL -- Pop on over to Western Illinois University's School of Agriculture to pick up the perfect stocking stuffer, Rocky Popcorn, and support organic crop research at Western.
Available in microwaveable bags, Rocky Popcorn, which is purple and gold, is grown on WIU's Allison Organic Research and Demonstration Farm and is available for $2 per bag; a box of 24 bags is available for $40. For those who prefer the "old-school" way of preparing their popcorn, half-pound plastic bags of Rocky Popcorn are also available for $2 per bag. Larger quantities are available for $2 per pound, upon request.
All proceeds support the School of Ag's organic research program. The School of Agriculture is located in Knoblauch Hall 145 on the WIU-Macomb campus.
According to Joel Gruver, assistant professor in the School of Agriculture, other organic crops (also grown on the Allison Farm) are available for purchase -- including hard wheat, soft wheat and tofu soybeans -- for $1.50 per pound for quantities under 10 pounds and $1 per pound for quantities 10 pounds and above. Gruver noted that deliveries are available for larger orders.
Learn more about WIU's Allison Organic Research and Demonstration Farm and the Allison Farm Field Day, an annual tour held during the summer to showcase Allison Farm and its organic crops, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAqx-bQMla0.
Posted By: Teresa Koltzenburg, University Relations
Phone: (309) 298-1993 * Fax: (309) 298-1606