Upcoming events

    • 04/03/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Allerton, Monticello, IL
    • 95

    Join ILFMA and the community to enjoy a pre-conference farm-to-table fundraiser dinner at the Allerton Mansion. This dinner, features dishes prepared by Chef Jordan Baldarotta of Baldarotta’s Porketta & Sicilian Sausage. 

    There will be a cocktail/networking hour with an appetizer station and cash bar. From there, everyone will move into the dining room for family style dining. Chef Jordan  is sourcing as much as he can from our local farm contacts. Here is the menu for the evening;

    • Spring Vegetable Bruschetta Station (appetizer station for cocktail hour)
    • First Course: Burrata & Mixed Greens w/ Lemon Pepper Vinaigrette 
    • Second Course: Mushroom & Pork Jowl Risotto
    • Third Course: Chicken & Leeks Fricassee w/crisp fried Artichokes
    • Fourth Course: Strawberry & Rhubarb CrispDon't miss this amazing opportunity

    Cost is $50 per person.  

    • 04/04/2019
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Allerton Mansion, Monticello, IL
    • 140

    2019 Annual Conference and Winter Farmers Market

    Do you manage or sell at a farmers market? Or maybe you're interested in the local food movement? Then save the date of Thursday, April 4, 2019 for the Illinois Farmers Market Association (ILFMA) annual conference  at Allerton Park & Retreat Center in Monticello, Illinois.

    This full-day conference will be packed with informative and inspiring speakers, 3 educational tracks (Market Managers, Market Vendors, and Market Presentations), targeted break-out sessions at all experience levels, networking opportunities, and a fabulous winter market and vendor fair.

    Take advantage of our member rate of $95. (Become an ILFMA member at www.ilfma.org.) Non-member rate $150. Each registration includes all educational sessions, keynotes, continental breakfast, lunch, entrance to the winter market and vendor fair, free Wi-Fi, parking, numerous networking opportunities, and more!

    Arrive a day early to enjoy a discounted room rate ($99/night plus taxes) to stay onsite at the Allerton Mansion, as well as the opportunity to take part in a farm-to-table fundraiser dinner benefiting ILFMA. Fundraiser dinner details are coming soon! (It's going to be delicious!)

    Conference registration opens February 4, 2019 at www.ilfma.org

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