ILFMA News

What Is Growing Now in IL, Regional Report

Plan your market shopping list and seasonal recipes, thanks to Univ. of IL Ext. Educators who share their crop updates from all over Illinois! April 18, 2018 From west central Illinois...It was freezing (15 degrees F) then it got hot (79 degrees F), followed by a cold snap over the weekend (24 degrees F). The…

Top Reasons to Attend ILFMA Conference

March 17, 2017
Increase Sales! Idea Sharing and Networking! Collaborate together to meet challenges and seize opportunities! Be inspired! Boost your SNAP/Link sales! Expansive Winter Farmers Market! 26 Vendors! Prepare for a great 2017 Season! We hope to see you there!  

SNAP Program

January 12, 2017
2016 was the most successful season for Urbana’s Market at the Square’s SNAP program. Over $21,500 in SNAP and SNAP double value incentives were distributed during the 27-week season. Thanks to Farm Credit Illinois and LINK Up Illinois, Urbana’s Market at the Square was able to boost their outreach strategies in order to bolster a…

Urbana Top 10

January 12, 2017
Urbana’s Market at the Square takes place outdoors from May through November, rain or shine in Urbana, Illinois. The Market has a very loyal customer base, even when it’s raining. So that got the Market Staff thinking, "What makes the Market so appealing? What is it that makes people come out rain or shine?" So…

Five urban farming projects in Chicago to watch in 2017

December 21, 2016

As featured in the Chicago Tribune.

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James Beard-winning chef helps prep meals for families in need

October 16, 2016

As featured in the Chicago Sun Times

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