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40 Local Farms for All Your Grilling Needs this 4th of July

It's that time of year to fire up the grill, and with 4th of July just around the corner, Buy Fresh Buy Local Illinois has your local meat supply taken care of. Whether you're grilling up burgers, brats, or wings, check out the 40 farms below that will make your celebration extra special and extra delicious. There's nothing more American than buying local!
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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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Support all the local businesses you love with stay-at-home bingo

With the state’s stay-at-home order extended through the end of May, why not have a little fun while social distancing using the Buy Fresh Buy Local Illinois bingo card? Even with social distancing orders in place for another month, there are ways that we can support local food businesses from across the state.
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Farmers Market Pizza Inspiration

Local food doesn't have to be fussy, and this farmers market pizza recipe proves it. Simply pick up your favorite local ingredients from the farmers market, throw them on a pizza crust with cheese and sauce, and BAM, you've got…

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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 here. For a small fee, farms and local food businesses…

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