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.
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 here. For a small fee, farms and local food businesses have the opportunity to be listed in the corresponding print directory. Thirty-thousand Buy Fresh Buy Local Illinois Guides will be printed and copies distributed across Illinois. When it’s available, we’ll also make it available for download here.