Many farmers markets across Illinois operate in the winter months, as well. Baked goods, eggs, meat, poultry, and dairy products are available all year. Farmers are using season extension practices to bring greens, lettuces, and microgreens to market all year round. Not to mention some cold storage fruits and vegetables. Artisans and crafters may be present as well. Check out the ILFMA list and make your plans to visit.
How does the farmers market community respond to COVID-19? What will 2021 farmers markets look like?
As we enter in the next decade, ILFMA remains more committed than ever to growing the farmers market community.
Farmers Markets across Illinois are getting ready to launch the 2019 Summer Season! One of the early products is asparagus.
Meet Amanda Pankau. She is the Market Manager for the Monticello Farmers’ Market and is an Energy Campaign Coordinator with Prairie Rivers Network.
Meet John Williams, who is currently farm manager at Sola Gratia Farm and developing his own farming business, Red Crib Acres.
Meet Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant, who has extensive experience working in the field of sustainable agriculture and local food systems.
The Illinois Farmers Market Association is looking to add a social media intern to our small but MIGHTY team!
MarketMaker Innovation Award winner and runners-up were announced at the 20th annual National Value Added Agriculture Conference as part of the 2018 National Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit, held September 17-18 in Arlington, Virginia.