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...
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.
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.