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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.

 

Buy Fresh & Buy Local This Holiday Season

This holiday season– spread love and good cheer by supporting Illinois farms and local food businesses. Locally-owned grocers and grocery cooperatives have everything you need to supply holiday tables; farmers carry amazing foodie gifts like soaps, honey, jams, pickles, and more; while farm-to-table restaurants offer gift-cards that make perfect stocking stuffers.

Get the freshest and most delicious local food this holiday season AND help keep your local businesses and community going strong. 

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Buy Fresh And Buy Local This Holiday Season

Buy Fresh and Buy Local this Holiday Season

Holiday shopping will look very different this year, but that does not mean buying from local retailers is off the table. In this post, we explore how important it is to shop locally this season, and how the Illinois Buy Fresh Buy Local directory can help you find local retailers who carry products from your local farmers and food artisans. Photo/Supporting Images:
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17 Farms Where You Can Find Local Turkey This Thanksgiving

17 Farms Where You Can Find Local Turkey this Thanksgiving

Now's the time to start planning your Holiday gatherings. Have you made your turkey plan yet? When you prioritize purchasing a local turkey this Thanksgiving, you'll not only get a turkey with unique and delicious flavor, but you'll be keeping your food dollars local, growing your local economy, and helping keep family farmers on the land.
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Looking for pumpkin patches in October, turkeys in November, or lamb for Passover? Need seasonal recipe inspiration? Searching for amazing food adventures and events? You’re in luck! We make buying local easy with the Buy Fresh Buy Local Newsletter delivered straight to your inbox.

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.

Click here to find more chapters.

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