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February 2020

2020 Annual Meeting in Metro East Illinois

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Turkey Hill Grange, 1375 IL-15
Belleville, IL 62220 United States
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We're on tour! Join us at one of four regional meetings. You'll enjoy fellowship with members and leaders in this Alliance of farmers and eaters changing the local food landscape in Illinois. We will meet from 4 to 6pm, followed by a networking happy hour from 6 to 7pm at all four locations. Feb. 4th Northern IL: Redbird Cafe, Chicago area Feb. 11th Central IL: Anvil & Forge, Springfield Feb. 18th Southern IL: Scratch Brewery, Carbondale area Feb. 25th Metro…

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March 2020

BFBL Focus Group for CSA Farmers

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Soil Health Caucus Kickoff

March 12
Rolling Meadows Farm & Brewery, 3695 Central Point Rd
Cantrall, IL 62625 United States

Are you passionate about soil health? Do you have an interest in joining farmers and soil health advocates at the table to create change in Illinois Soil Health policies? Then this Caucus Kickoff meeting at Rolling Meadows Brewery is for you! Join us to meet soil health champions from across the state and to learn more about the caucus from current farmer members and hear from Ray Archuleta on why farmer-led groups are so important for keeping the soil health…

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BFBL Focus Group for Grocer & Co-ops

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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April 2020

BFBL Chef Focus Group

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Local Food Lobby Day 2020

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arlington’s Restaurant, 210 Broadway
Springfield, IL 62701 United States

On Thursday, April 2nd, local food advocates, farmers, and citizens from across the state will come together in Springfield for Local Food Lobby Day to encourage their legislators to support local food and farms. Local Food Lobby Day will consist of a brief lobbying 101 training, a legislative update on the important bills, and a meal (consisting of locally grown and prepared food of course!). Join us in striking up honest conversations with our legislators about the importance of local…

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