Tuesday, October 15, 2013
We have a great line-up of buyers for
Meet the Buyers events scheduled for Galesburg, Carbondale, and St.
Charles, Illinois. Farmers from throughout Illinois are
invited. These events are free to farmers. RSVP's are
Nov. 4, Knox County Farm Bureau, 180 S.
Soangetaha Rd, Galesburg, IL. RSVP to 309-342-2036 or visit
their website knoxcfb.org for online registration.
University of Illinois Extension will present two education
sessions: MarketReady at 9:15 a.m. and Good Agriculture
Practices (GAP) at 11:30 a.m. Buyers will begin arriving
mid-morning and those that have confirmed are from the following
organizations: Quad Cities Food Hub, Neimann Foods, the buyer
for all Hy-Vee stores in Illinois, Loffredo Foodservice,
Macomb Food Co-op, Knox College and Augustana College. A
special chef and farmer one-on-one session will take place between
2:15-4:00 p.m. There will be an update regarding the Local
Food Hub Feasibility Study results for Knox County.
MarketMaker will be in attendance to register farmers.
Nov. 8, Kane County Farm Bureau, 2N710 Randall
Rd, St. Charles, IL. RSVP to 630-584-8660.
The day will kick off with Chef Zak Dolezal from Duke's Alehouse
and Chef Serena Perdue with Niche restaurants. Other buyers
will begin arriving mid-morning and those that have confirmed are
from the following retail and other types of
organizations: Meijers, Northern Illinois Food Bank,
Soup to Nuts, Dominick's, Mariano's, Fox River Foods, Angelo's
Caputo Fresh Market, and Fresh Moves.
University of Illinois Extension will provide education
sessions: Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) and MarketReady, as well
as provide information regarding the USDA grant that University of
Illinois received for a Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development
Program titled "Preparing a New Generation of Illinois Fruit and
Vegetable Farmers." MarketMaker will be in attendance to
Nov. 14, Southern Illinois University,
Carbondale. RSVP directly to Jackson County Farm Bureau at
The day will kick off with education session on MarketReady,
provided by University of Illinois Extension. Buyers planning on
attending will begin arriving mid-morning and include
organizations, such as Neighborhood Co-op, Camp Ondessonk,
Rosemont Farms, C.H. Robinson Co., Schnucks, Ole Tyme Produce,
Inc., and others. Another education session, Good Agriculture
Practices (GAP) provided by University of Illinois Extension will
take place during lunch, and a special networking session will take
place between 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. to meet with regional
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