ILFMA awards lifetime membership to Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant
The Illinois Farmers Market Association presented its first ever lifetime membership to founding member Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant. Deborah recently retired from her role as ILFMA board member and, as an organization, we couldn’t think of a better person to gift this very special title to than Deborah.
Farm-to-Table Dining: Feed Your Soul, Support Your Local Producers For generations, most restaurants have obtained the ingredients for the meals they serve their customers from wholesalers and distributors, and more often than not, those ingredients had...
Shop for local milk, cheese, and dairy near you during Dairy Month
Make Mother’s Day extra special with locally-grown flowers
With Mother’s Day, school graduations and the traditional start of wedding season, May is a big time for flower growers. So our featured farm this month is Flora Bay Farm, located just south of Carbondale in southern Illinois. Courtney Smith switched careers from...
National CSA Week!
Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) was at the cutting edge as consumer interest in buying food directly from local farmers started to build. True believers eagerly subscribed to receive CSA boxes from their favorite farms, ensuring that they would enjoy the products they love while providing the farmers with cash to cover costs of growing that food.
The Illinois Farmers Market Association is excited to welcome Bob Benenson as our first ILFMA Ambassador! ILFMA Ambassadors fill a vital role by building enduring relationships with local farmers markets, managers, and vendors, increasing awareness of Illinois farmers markets and local food and promoting ILFMA. Interested in becoming an ILFMA Ambassador? Contact ILFMA at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Covid-19 and Farmers Markets
How does the farmers market community respond to COVID-19? What will 2021 farmers markets look like?
Support The Future of ILFMA
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.