We can all agree that knowing where our food comes from and how it's raised is important in order to insure health benefits, freshest taste, and best quality. But how can we make local, sustainably grown food more available?


That's where Local Flavors comes in. 


Local Flavors is a farm-to-table series connecting Illinois growers and producers with local restaurants. Participating restaurants agree to offer a special lunch or dinner menu item (or items) highlighting fresh, seasonal, locally produced foods. The series opens new markets for local farmers, giving them a chance to grow; gives restaurants an opportunity to work with local farmers and receive high quality products; and makes local food more accessible to the public.  

Local Flavors lunches and dinners will be held on the first and third Thursday of the month from June to October.



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To register your restaurant to participate in the 2015 Local Flavors events, please complete the online Local Flavors registration form or print and mail in the Hard Copy Local Flavors registration form before April 30th, 2015.



Local Flavors is a program of the Buy Fresh Buy Local Central Illinois Chapter. The purpose of this program is to connect local farmers to area restaurants, retailers, institutions, farmers’ markets and consumers within the Central Illinois region. Thanks to our local partners – Downtown Springfield, Inc., Downtown Bloomington Association, Peoria Riverfront Association, Slow Food Springfield, Urbana Market at the Square, and The Land Connection.


Springfield 2014 Flyer

Champaign-Urbana 2014 Flyer

Bloomington Normal 2014 Flyer

Peoria 2014 Flyer 

Local Flavors