Join Us at a Buy Fresh Buy Local Happy Hour Meeting

Calling all farmers, market managers, farm-to-table chefs, and purveyors of local food. Struggling to reach new customers? Not enough time in the day to do the marketing you want? Join Buy Fresh Buy Local Central Illinois for a free happy hour event to discuss a new proposal to grow our existing marketing campaign and connect your farms and businesses to even more customers across the state.

This is a chance to not only get to know the farmers, market managers, farm-to-table chefs, and local food retailers in your area, but to give your feedback on the future of the Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign and how it can better serve you.

During the happy hour meetings  we’ll be reviewing the details of our proposal, what sets it apart from other marketing campaigns or farm directories, and how we think it can not only grow the audience of customers who care about buying local, but how it can be leveraged to start driving lasting change.  This isn’t a magic bullet proposal, but a path forward for building local food systems from the ground up.

We’ve got ideas, but we need input and insight from farmers and local food businesses to help the  Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign truly serve the people for which it exists.  Snacks and first drink on us!  Open to anyone who grows or sells local food. Please RSVP below:
Bloomington
October 10th, 4:00pm
Green Top Grocery
An assortment of snacks from the deli and local apple cider will be provided

RSVP

Springfield
October 16th, 5:30pm
Engrained Restaurant and Brewery
First drink’s on us!

RSVP

Champaign-Urbana
November 1, 6:00pm
Riggs Beer Company
First drink’s on us!

RSVP

Peoria: TBD
More details and registration page coming soon.