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September 2018

Harvest Celebration 2018

September 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where can you find central Illinois’ finest chefs, most delicious food, and toe-tapping-ist live music all in one place? At Illinois Stewardship Alliance’s Annual Harvest Celebration, that’s where! Join us for our 11th annual Harvest Celebration dinner on Sunday, September 23 at 5:00 p.m. at the picturesque Erin’s Pavilion (4965 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62703). Celebrate the bounty of the harvest with us during this charity fundraising event featuring small plates of Illinois finest seasonal ingredients from renowned Central Illinois chefs. In…

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October 2018

Buy Fresh Buy Local Member Meeting- Bloomington

October 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Green Top Grocey, 921 E. Washington Street
Bloomington, 61701 United States
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Calling all Buy Fresh Buy Local members! We've got big plans to grow our campaign and connect your businesses to even more customers across the state, but first, we want to hear from you. Please join us at one of the four member meetings below to review our plans, share your thoughts and ideas, and provide insight and feedback that will help our campaign better serve you.  

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Industrial Hemp Victory Party- Oct. 12

October 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Come for the potluck, stay for the progress! Industrial Hemp is a huge opportunity for farmers and communities across Illinois, and you've worked hard to make it happen. Now it's time to celebrate! Join us on October 12 at Oak Tree Organics for old-fashioned fun on the farm! Oak Tree Organics Farm 2585 Literberry Prentice Road Ashland, IL 62612 Friday, October 12 6:00 - 9:00pm In the spirit of community, this party is potluck style! We're calling it BYO-BCD: Bring Your…

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Buy Fresh Buy Local Member Meeting: Springfield

October 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Engrained Restaurant & Brewery, 1120 Lincolnshire Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711 United States
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Calling all Buy Fresh Buy Local members! We’ve got big plans to grow our campaign and connect your businesses to even more customers across the state, but first, we want to hear from you. Please join us at one of the four member meetings below to review our plans, share your thoughts and ideas, and provide insight and feedback that will help our campaign better serve you. Springfield,  Wednesday, October 17th, 1pm, Engrained Restaurant and Brewery in Springfield First drink's…

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November 2018

Buy Fresh Buy Local Member Meeting: Champaign

November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Riggs Beer Company, 1901 S. High Cross Rd.
Urbana, IL 61802 United States
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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? Need to grow your audience? Join Buy Fresh Buy Local Central Illinois for a free happy hour event to discuss a new plan to connect your farms and businesses to even more customers across the state. We've got ideas and a plan in the works, but we need your input and…

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February 2019

Annual Meeting in Southern Illinois

February 12 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Owl Creek Vineyard, 1600 Cobden School Rd.
Cobden, IL 62920 United States
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We're on tour! Join us at one of four regional meetings to celebrate big wins for local food, industrial hemp and cottage food, reflect on the challenges that lay ahead, hear the latest on our ambitious plan to launch Buy Fresh Buy Local statewide and steer our strategic direction. 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 3 to 5pm, followed by a…

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Annual Meeting in Central Illinois

February 19 @ 3:00 am - 6:00 pm
Arlington’s Restaurant, 210 Broadway
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
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We're on tour! Join us at one of four regional meetings to celebrate big wins for local food, industrial hemp and cottage food, reflect on the challenges that lay ahead, hear the latest on our ambitious plan to launch Buy Fresh Buy Local statewide and steer our strategic direction. 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 3 to 5pm, followed by a…

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Annual Meeting in Northern Illinois

February 26 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Plant, 1400 W 46th St.
Chicago, IL 60609 United States
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We're on tour! Join us at one of four regional meetings to celebrate big wins for local food, industrial hemp and cottage food, reflect on the challenges that lay ahead, hear the latest on our ambitious plan to launch Buy Fresh Buy Local statewide and steer our strategic direction. 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 3 to 5pm, followed by a…

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Annual Meeting in Northwestern Illinois

February 27 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Carlysle Brewery, 215 E State St.
Rockford, IL 61104 United States
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We're on tour! Join us at one of four regional meetings to celebrate big wins for local food, industrial hemp and cottage food, reflect on the challenges that lay ahead, hear the latest on our ambitious plan to launch Buy Fresh Buy Local statewide and steer our strategic direction. 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 3 to 5pm, followed by a…

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March 2019

Industrial Hemp Seminar – FULL

March 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rolling Meadows Farm & Brewery, 3695 Central Point Rd
Cantrall, IL 62625 United States
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Join us Rolling Meadows Brewery for a free industrial hemp seminar on March 19 from 11am until 3pm. The day will consist of presentations and discussions on the following topics: >Update on State Rules and Regulations >Agronomy lesson focusing on CBD and Fiber >Explanation of equipment needed and construction >The how's and what's of building cooperatives >Learning from an experienced grower Rolling Meadows will be providing a light lunch and some beer samples. Their delicious beer will also be available for purchase.

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