Illinois farmers markets are one of the oldest and purest forms of direct farm sales to patrons. All across the state growers, producers, bakers, and specialty product vendors gather to sell their freshly harvested produce and value-added farm products directly to the public. Shopping at an Illinois farmers market supports homegrown agriculture, it invigorates the local community’s economy, creates jobs and keeps the money circulating locally.
It offers opportunities, to not only engage with the people who grow your food but to reap the benefits of the freshest, most flavorful and nutritious products available. Shopping at an Illinois farmers market encourages conversation and a connection to the land and our agricultural heritage, this ritual for many shoppers is a rewarding and educational experience. In addition to patronizing Illinois farmers markets, you can help support this important work in other ways through partnerships, sponsorships, volunteering, and internships.
Building a robust farmers market community in Illinois requires many hands! It takes the support of every local food advocate; farmers, markets, producers, organizations, and patrons to effectively provide a viable and sustainable farmers market association in Illinois. Your gift to the Illinois Farmers Market Association (ILFMA) is a direct investment in building a strong local foods system. Every donation, regardless of size, is helping small and micro businesses, farmers, producers, families, entire communities, both urban and rural, retain access to local, fresh, and nutritious food.
Thank you for your support!
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Mail a Donation:Illinois Farmers Market Association
c/o Janie Maxwell
734 Remington LaneNorth Aurora, IL 60542
The Illinois Farmers Market Association (ILFMA) is a 501 c 3 tax-exempt organization. All monetary donations to ILFMA are tax-deductible as allowed by federal law.