We can't wait to help you find local food. With our new statewide website, you'll be able to search hundreds of farms and food business listings by product, farming practice, and proximity, making it easier than ever to find local food near you.
Stay tuned for a launch date in Spring of 2020.
Check out our corporate partnership opportunities for companies, foundations, and non-profit organizations.
REACH YOUR AUDIENCE WITH US
Farms in neighboring states that sell their products through direct-to-consumer outlets in Illinois are also encouraged to join.
Registration is FREE to be listed on the Buy Fresh Buy Local Illinois website. For a small fee, farms and local food businesses have the opportunity to be listed in the corresponding print directory, which will consist of 30,000 copies distributed across Illinois.
For the latest info on how and when to register, join our mailing list:
Registration coming soon! Registration is open to the following local food businesses:
local food grocers/co-ops
Buy Fresh Buy Local Illinois is your trusted guide to local food. We make it easy to find and support local farms and the businesses that carry their products.
Our mission is to build vibrant, resilient, and just local food economies across
the state by promoting local food and providing the highest level of transparency and traceability to the public. We value diversity, equity, and sustainability in all its forms and applications across the food system.
HOW WE WORK
We bring together farmers, food businesses, organizations, state agencies, and stakeholders across the state to work together to market local food. We're growing a movement!
WHO WE ARE:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Illinois is led by a Steering Committee of 10 food and farm organizations across the state committed to working together to build the local food economy across our state.
Advocates for Urban Agriculture
Angelic Organics Learning Center
Chicago Food Policy Action Council
Illinois Farmers Market Association
Illinois Farm Bureau
Illinois Specialty Crop Growers Association
Illinois Stewardship Alliance
The Land Connection
This project is a community effort and is made possible by folks like you! Let's build the health and wealth of our communities together. Donate today.
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