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The numbers are in! Harvest Auction raises $24,362 for just and regenerative food systems

We asked for your support in the 10 days of food, fun, and farms, and you showed up! The Harvest Auction closed Wednesday evening, and with your support we surpassed our fundraising goal! Here’s the numbers: 10Days of the Harvest Auction $24,362 Incredible total raised to support the Alliance’s work to bring farmers and eaters together […]

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Vote for Beginning Farmer of the Year

Cast your vote for the Routes to Farm’s 2021 Beginning Farmer of the Year! This annual award celebrates the critical role that beginning farmers play in building a just and regenerative food system into the future. We are proud to nominate Alliance member Christine Johnson of Wild Trillium Farm, a first generation farmer who balances […]

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Harvest Auction Ends Tonight at 8pm! Place your bids!

Today is the last day of our Harvest Auction!  There’s still time to peruse more than 80 fabulous food, farm, and travel packages donated by our members and supporters across the state. It’s a great place to shop for holiday gifts, stock up on local foods for the winter, or plan a future outing to […]

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You can help connect more local food advocates and lawmakers

Our Harvest Auction closes tonight at 8pm! It features 80 amazing items like this two-night stay at the rustic Goose Island Cabin on the Rock River, near Dixon, donated by Alliance Board member Tim Magner and Tim Benedict of Orion Organics. You can help connect more folks like Tim, with a story to share, to lawmakers who […]

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Danielle’s Journey

It was a cow patty in a field in France’s Normandy region that changed the course of Danielle Robinson’s future.

20 years later, with help from Alliance supporters like you, the former HR administrator’s dream to start a small bakery is now reality.

Like Danielle, the Alliance is also growing some big plans in the coming months — for farmers, eaters, and sustainable agriculture advocates. And we’re planting seeds for an exciting future.

You can support the Alliance today by purchasing a puzzle piece in our Harvest Auction to reveal Danielle’s journey from field to fork.

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Farmers like Derek and Libby are building resilient local food systems– you can help.

The Harvest Auction is open through Wednesday night and features amazing items like this Artisan Food Basket.  The basket features unique items lovingly and expertly hand-crafted by the farmers of LEAF Food Hub in Southern Illinois, including Derek and Libby Ervin of Glacier’s End Farm. Five years ago, Libby and Derek uprooted their lives in […]

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Deals, Steals, and Meals in our Harvest Auction

Our Harvest Auction is in full-swing! With just 4 days left, we wanted to let you in on the best deals, steals, and new items added last week!

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Support farmer leaders like Beth and Jody

The Harvest Auction is now open and features amazing items like this Walking Tour of the picturesque Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm. You’ll enjoy 180 rolling acres of grass and timber pasture along Crookedleg Creek in heart of Starved Rock Country where Beth and Jody Osmund raise cattle, hogs, and poultry on pasture. When the pandemic […]

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Help farmers like Kaitie solve climate change

The Harvest Auction is now open and features amazing items like this Virtual “No Fear” Fermentation Class with Farmer Kaitie Adams of Red Crib Acres, who will teach you everything you need to know to create safe, delicious, and healthy ferments right at home.  As a farmer, Kaitie Adams knows her business is completely dependent […]

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Support farmers like Shaun: Bid on a $100 Gift Certificate to FiftyFour Farms

The Harvest Auction is now open and features amazing items like this $100 Gift Certificate for humanely raised beef from FiftyFour Farms. Shaun Tyson doesn’t just raise amazing local beef, he raises issues with policymaker. When the pandemic spread like wildfire through meat processors, the ripple effect impacted livestock producers like Shaun Tyson. Shaun raises […]

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