ILFMA awards lifetime membership to Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant

ILFMA awards lifetime membership to Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant

ILFMA awards lifetime membership 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...
Farm-to-Table Dining!

Farm-to-Table Dining!

  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...
Make Mother’s Day extra special with locally-grown flowers

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...