COMING SOON!

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.

ABOUT

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

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

  • Family Farmed

  • Food Works

  • Illinois Farmers Market Association

  • Illinois Farm Bureau

  • Illinois Specialty Crop Growers Association

  • Illinois Stewardship Alliance

  • The Land Connection

 

 

FOR SHOPPERS

Looking for pumpkin patches in October, turkeys in November, or Lamb for Passover? Need seasonal recipe inspiration? Searching for amazing food adventures and events? You're in luck! We make buying local EASY with the Buy Fresh Buy Local Newsletter delivered straight to your inbox. 

 

 

 

STAY IN TOUCH!

FOR FARMERS & LOCAL FOOD BUSINESSES

GET LISTED!

Registration coming soon! Registration is open to the following local food businesses:

  • farms

  • farmers markets

  • farm-to-table restaurants

  • local food grocers/co-ops

 

 

 

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: 

 

FOR CORPORATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS

Check out our corporate partnership opportunities for companies, foundations, and non-profit organizations.

REACH YOUR AUDIENCE WITH US

FOR CORPORATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS

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.

SUPPORT OUR WORK