You’re invited to a Summer Shindig on a farm near you!

Let’s get back together for a Shindig!

We’ve got big wins to celebrate with you!

Alliance members, with your support, have been building power and changing laws to grow local food and sustainable agriculture, and we want to show our appreciation.

This August, please join us at one of six farms across the state for a Summer Shindig — a membership appreciation event to celebrate you.

For safety, tickets are limited to 50 or fewer so reserve your spot today:

  • Sola Gratia Farm, Urbana, August 9th, 4:30pm
  • Wild Trillium Farm, Richmond, August 15th at 4:00pm
  • Urban Acres, Peoria, August 26th, 5:00pm
  • Urban Growers Collective, Chicago, August 28th, 11:00am
  • All Seasons Farm, Cobden, September 19th, 3:30pm
  • Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, Champaign, Date TBD

The Summer Shindigs are annual events to unite members, celebrate our victories together, recognize leadership, and build community around the things we all love — wholesome food, vibrant farms, and good cheer!

During the Summer Shindigs you can expect: 

  • Fellowship with farmers, food lovers, and Alliance members from across the region
  • A top notch locally sourced and pre-packaged meal
  • A short program to celebrate our victories together with opening remarks from lawmakers
  • Yard games and entertainment

For the safety of everyone in attendance, registration at these events will be capped at 50 or fewer.

Don’t delay — tickets will go fast! Registration is $20 for current members, $45 for new members, and free for children 12 and under, and includes a local food meal.

The Shindigs will follow the latest CDC guidance on masks and social distancing to keep these family-friendly gatherings safe for all attendees. 

Looking for directions to one of the five Shindig farms? click the link below for the location of each farm:

Want to lend a hand? Join the Welcome Wagon!

Welcome Wagon volunteers will help make sure our celebrations go off without a hitch. You can join the Welcome Wagon for any of our upcoming Shindigs.

Welcome Wagon volunteers will:

  • Welcome guests
  • Coordinate catering for a locally-sourced boxed lunch
  • Help arrange family friendly on-farm entertainment– potato sack races, pie contest, cornholl, music, etc.
  • Invite friends, family, and colleagues to become members and join us on the farm.

When the final Shindig date is set, you will find out here, so watch this space!