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Your Trusted Guide to Local Food

Search our directory of farms, farmers markets, farm-to-table restaurants, artisans, and local food
retailers who are committed to providing the best of Illinois agriculture.

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Buy Fresh Buy Local Illinois Guide

Buy Fresh Buy Local Illinois Guide

Coming soon! 2020 marks the first year of a statewide Buy Fresh Buy Local Illinois Guide. Local food businesses can get listed in our digital directory for FREE by clicking…

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Why Shop At A Farmers Market?

Why Shop at a Farmers Market?

The COVID-19 pandemic shed a new light on the importance of farmers markets and supporting local farmers. Shoppers, if they didn’t know already, are realizing now more than ever the importance of connecting with their local food system. So even with changes and restrictions happening at our Illinois markets, why should we continue to shop at farmers markets? We explain more in this month’s blog post.
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Buy Fresh Buy Local is a network of chapters across the country, dedicated to increasing the economic viability of small family farms and strengthening regional food systems by expanding markets for locally produced foods.

Each Buy Fresh Buy Local Chapter curates a local food guide and hosts events that showcase local food producers and businesses who pledge to adhere to their standards. When searching for authentic opportunities to live and eat locally, look to your Buy Fresh Buy Local Chapter.

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