“Growing Together”, hand-in-hand, we can make change happen locally, regionally, and nationally. As this bountiful crop of local food advocates, producers, farmers, and farmers market leaders join in many fresh and fertile ways, we’ll be sowing seeds of innovation, planting new ideas, germinating possibilities, and nurturing fields of potential. The fruit of our success will be our collective voice, as we share, learn, and work together to bring about new, healthy, and sustainable food systems. Individually, your new found knowledge and skills will not only benefit your market or business but your hometown community, as it improves the quality of life for all connected
The ILFMA full-day conference will be packed with informative and inspiring speakers, 4 diverse educational tracks (Market Managers, Market Vendors, SNAP, and Presentations) targeted break-out sessions at all experience levels, networking opportunities, a fabulous winter market, locally sourced food prepared by the talented chefs at Kendall College, and a few surprises.
The 2017 Illinois Farmers Market Association Annual Statewide Conference will be hosted at Kendall College – 900 N. North Branch Street, Chicago, Illinois on March 29, 2017, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.