Buy Fresh Buy Local Central Illinois Member Information
Interested in Joining Buy Fresh Buy Local Central Illinois? Read on for info about how to join.
How to Sign Up* BFBL Central Illinois Counties
Previous members will receive an invoice in the mail in February 2012. New members can fill out the online application here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9CQKYRN. To request a paper application, contact Dee at (217) 528-1563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: April 26, 2013
*ELIGIBILITY INFO: Farm or Business must be located in one of the following counties: Knox, Stark, Fulton, Peoria, Marshall, Woodford, McLean, Livingston, Ford, Iroquois, Mason, Tazewell, Champaign, Vermillion, Cass, Menard, Logan, Dewitt, Piatt, Douglas, Edgar, Coles, Moultrie, Shelby, Macon, Christian, Sangamon, Montgomery, Macoupin, Morgan, Jersey, Greene, Scott and Calhoun.
Farms: Eligible for membership are farmers that grow or raise foods or other agricultural products (e.g. ornamental plants, bedding plants or Christmas trees) in Central Illinois primarily for consumption in that same region. The main market for products promoted with BFBL Central Illinois materials must be in the designated chapter region. BFBL Central Illinois products must be traceable to a specific farm BFBL Central Illinois materials should be used only for locally grown products. BFBL Central Illinois members who also sell non-locally produced items are expected to take care that such products are properly labeled to distinguish them from local foods. e.g. Missouri Peaches. Sustainable practices are encouraged and preferred and/or a plan to become sustainable. Click here to read more about sustainable practices.
Other Business:: Eligible for membership are businesses (Farmers Markets, Restaurants, Retailers, Institutions, Other) that buy from BFBL member farmers for food preparation or resale.
• A commitment to purchasing and promoting local foods should be a stated marketing strategy/message or value/principle of the business.
• Membership requires participation in an annual survey to demonstrate a commitment to local purchasing and gauge economic impact.
• BFBL materials should be used only for foods that feature BFBL farm-produced ingredients. It is expected that BFBL materials not be used in a misleading manner.