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February 2020

2020 Annual Meeting in Northern Illinois

February 4 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Redbird Cafe, 2057 Ridge Rd
Homewood, IL 60430 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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2020 Annual Meeting in Central Illinois

February 11 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Anvil & Forge, 619 E Washington St
Springfield, IL 62701 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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2020 Annual Meeting in Southern Illinois

February 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Scratch Brewing Company, 264 Thompson Rd
Ava, IL 62907 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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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
Untitled, IL United States

We apologize this event is sold out.  

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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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Virtual Food & Farm Lobby Day 2020

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Virtual Zoom Meeting IL United States

UPDATE: We want to let you know Virtual Food & Farm Lobby Day is postponed for now. When lawmakers are able to return to Springfield, we will bring this incredible community together. But you can use your voice today, in just minutes from home, click here to send a letter to you representative!   On Thursday, April 2nd, local food advocates, farmers, and citizens from across the state will come together ONLINE! The statehouse is closed to public gathering and we are…

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June 2020

Live Q&A: What are USDA Food Box contractors in Illinois buying from farmers?

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting, IL United States

  Farmers/Producer Q&A with USDA "Farmers to Families Food Box" Contractors  Featuring Gourmet Gorilla and other contractors (TBA) Date: Friday, June 5, 2020 Time: 12pm CST Register: https://bit.ly/IllinoisFoodBoxContractors Are you a Specialty Crop, Pork, Chicken, or Dairy farmer? If so, you may be able to sell products to be distributed in the USDA Farm to Food Box Program. As part of the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program, USDA selected contractors in April 2020 to purchase and distribute agricultural products to those…

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