Prairie Bounty of Illinois, a directory of direct-from-the-farm sellers, farmers’ markets, and agritourism businesses, is now available online at www.specialtygrowers.org/prairie-bounty.html
Provided by Illinois Farm Bureau and the Illinois Specialty Growers Association, the directory contains contact information and locations for more than 900 individual growers of fruits, vegetables, and herbs throughout Illinois.
The directory also provides consumers with the farms’ contact information, products available, methods of sale, and a complete list of farmers’ markets and agritourism businesses in Illinois, searchable by city, county, or ZIP code.
“As consumers become more involved in how their food is produced, they often become more interested in supporting local farms by purchasing locally grown food,” said Diane Handley, IFB affiliate association manager.
“This directory helps consumers do just that -- support local farmers and buy farm-fresh produce and products at farms and farmers’ markets across the state.”
Growers interested in adding their names and businesses to Prairie Bounty of Illinois may contact Handley at 309-557-3662 or via e-mail at email@example.com
. They also may visit the Illinois Specialty Growers website at www.specialtygrowers.org
for instructions on how to register.