2023 Spring Farmers Market 101

Farmers Market Vendor 101 – virtual
Monday, June 26 12:00-2:00PM 

Join the ILFMA team for an interactive workshop designed for vendors interested in selling at farmers markets and other markets. We’ll cover marketing your booth and brand; maximizing sales and building a diverse and loyal customer base; the cottage food law; food safety updates, nutrition assistance programs; networking, and more. Come discover new information and great ideas to improve your business and boost sales! This workshop will be presented via Zoom. Click the button below to register. 

This FM 101 workshop is presented in partnership with the Land Connection as an online pre-event of their upcoming June 28 Food Fair


National Farmers Market
Week Celebration Webinar

Plan Your National Farmers Market
Week Celebration! – virtual
Tuesday, June 27 12:00-1:00PM  

National Farmers Market Week is August 6-12! Let ILFMA help you plan for your market’s National Farmers Market Week celebration. This free (and fun) webinar will provide great tips and ways to use this week long event to highlight your farmers market. Whether you’re an old pro or you’re planning your market’s first NFMW celebration we can give you the tools and information to use this event to strengthen your marketing message and improve your market’s visibility!

This workshop will be presented via Zoom. Click the button below to register. 

Want to see or review our recent Social Media Webinar series? These and many other past presentations can be accessed through ILFMA’s YouTube channel

Certification Course

Illinois Certified Farmers Market Manager Course
January – March 2024

Managing a farmers market is challenging and requires a wide range of knowledge and skills. ILFMA is pleased to offer a Certified Farmers Market Manager program for Illinois farmers market managers! Learn how to address real-world market issues and receive invaluable training in best practices for successful farmers markets.

This 9 week interactive program meets weekly from 6:30-8PM via Zoom.  Optional weekly technical assistance sessions for individual concerns or topics of interest.

The ILFMA Certified Farmers Market Manager Program is sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau. 

All virtual; interactive utilizing Zoom and Google Classroom
Recommended but not required: Completing ILFMA Farmers Market Manager Bootcamp or market manager with at least one year of experience.



Save the date for 2024 Everything Local Conference!


January 17-19, 2024
Springfield, IL
Hosted in partnership with Illinois Specialty Growers Association and the Illinois Farm Bureau.


Let’s Raise the Bar!
ILFMA Fundraiser at Buzz Bomb Brewing Co.


Thanks to all who joined us at our fundraiser at Buzz Bomb Brewing Co. Attendees enjoyed craft beer and cider, delicious food, and a chance to relax and connect in Buzz Bomb’s comfortable cozy space. We appreciate your support of ILFMA!