Lets Get Social

We'd love to see your $20 of produce each week! Snap a picture and tag the Central Illinois Eat Local Facebook Challenge page, along with the hashtags #picsoritdidnthappen #eatlocalchallenge. We'll feature your posts on social media and in our weekly newsletter throughout the month of September. 


Facebook Photo Contests

Several of the participating farmers markets are hosting photo contests with great prizes and raffles for those who participate. Check out the cool photo contests going on below.

Streator Downtown Farmers Market
During the month of September we are asking you to take the Eat Local Challenge. In addition, we want to see you eating local from the farmers market. It takes 3 easy steps...
1. Stop by the Streator Farmers Market any Saturday in September from 9am - 12pm and pick up one of these stickers at the white tent. 
2. Take a picture of yourself, your family, your purchase from or at the market with your sticker. 
3. Post it to our page or tag us on Facebook or Instagram. Use the hashtags #picsoritdidnthappen #eatlocalchallenge. 
Each week we will select a winner from the shared photos. We have some great prizes so get creative! One entry per week, and one winner per household during the contest. Entries must be submitted by the Sunday after each market. 

Bloomington Downtown Farmers Market and Artists Alley
"Show us Your Dish" Photo Challenge
Post a picture of a dish you made with farmers' market ingredients to social media with #BlonoEatsLocal for a chance to win cool prizes!


Friends Don't Let Friends Eat Local Alone. Share it!

Farmers market shopping is always more fun with a friend! Copy and paste the following text onto social media. Let's start a sensation!


The Central Illinois Eat Local Challenge is making it easy to enjoy locally-grown food during the month of September. With tons of farm-to-table events, recipes, and meal plans, it looks like September might be the most delicious month ever. Join me and take the Challenge! www.buyfreshbuylocalcentralillinois.org #eatlocalchallenge 


Looking for a farmers market shopping buddy? Join me and sign up for the Central Illinois Eat Local Challenge for the month of September.

www.buyfreshbuylocalcentralillinois.org . #eatlocalchallenge 


I'm pledging to spend $20 a week on locally-grown food during the month of September, and you can too! Sign up today and join me in enjoying delicious local food and supporting small farmers. www.buyfreshbuylocalcentralillinois.org #eatlocalchallenge