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Mark Brady & Katie Kennedy of Timberfeast farms make it easy to purchase their pasture-raised turkey. Head over to their website for online ordering and pick up options, and while you're there, choose from hundreds of other local ingredients in their online store.

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 ...
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Buy Fresh and Buy Local this Holiday Season

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed virtually every aspect of our lives. Businesses have suffered, particularly small local businesses that did not already have the infrastructure in place to offer online ordering or contactless delivery. The way we browse in ...
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Buy Fresh Buy Local Illinois Announces Farm-to-Table Restaurant Award Winners

Buy Fresh Buy Local (BFBL) is pleased to announce the winners of the first annual Illinois’ Favorite Farm-to-Table Restaurant Awards. Diners from across the state voted for their favorite restaurants listed in the BFBL Illinois Directory. The restaurants that received ...
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Voting Now Open for the Illinois Favorite Farm-to-Table Restaurant Awards

Voting runs September 14-30, 2020 Now more than ever farm-to-table restaurants need support. To help promote these restaurants that are going the extra mile to source from area farmers, the Buy Fresh Buy Local Illinois coalition is launching the inaugural ...
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Buy Fresh Buy Local Illinois Launches Farm-to-Table Restaurant Awards

Voting runs September 14-30, 2020 Farm-to-table dining experiences help us, as diners, learn about the food we eat while engaging with the chefs who prepare it. Knowing what we eat, and where it came from, is not only healthy for ...
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Meet Farmers Marty and Will Travis of Down at the Farms, LLC

Farmer-led distribution company pivots in pandemic to feed community, keep farmers in businesses In the wake of a pandemic, farmers Marty and Will Travis of Down at the Farms, LLC lost 30 restaurant accounts overnight. But with ingenuity and incredible ...
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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, ...
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Why Shop at a Farmers Market?

Farmers Markets have evolved over the years to become epicenters of food and entertainment. They’ve transitioned from a collection of stalls and tents to community gathering places. A location that is open and colorful and smells amazing from the fresh ...
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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 ...
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Powered by MarketMaker

The Buy Fresh Buy Local Illinois (BFBL IL) directory is “powered by MarketMaker” meaning that it pulls relevant information from the BFBL IL MarketMaker profiles to showcase in our searchable, mappable directory at BuyFreshBuyLocalIllinois.org. MarketMaker is a digital platform and ...
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Terms of Participation: Buy Fresh Buy Local Illinois

Buy Fresh Buy Local® empowers community members to engage with their local agricultural system, and make decisions with their food dollars that help it to thrive. Thriving local farms translate to increased resilience of our natural systems, economy, and communities ...
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Covid-19 Response Updates

From the IL Farm Bureau As concerns and uncertainty grow around coronavirus (COVID-19), Illinois Farm Bureau is working diligently to communicate impacts and resources to help. IFB President Richard Guebert Jr. spent hours discussing the best ways to support farmers during ...
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