BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Prairie Bounty of Illinois, a directory of direct-from-the-farm sellers, farmers’ markets and agritourism businesses, is available online at specialtygrowers.org/prairie-bounty.html.
Provided by the 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 farms’ contact information, products available, method of sale, and a complete list of all community farmers markets and agritourism businesses in Illinois, searchable by city, county, or zip code.
This directory helps consumers support local farmers and buy farm-fresh produce and products at farms and farmers markets across the state. Prairie Bounty also is an excellent source for retailers looking to find growers to provide product for restaurants, grocery stores, and schools, among others.
The directory is regularly updated as growers add their names and markets to the system. Growers interested in adding their names and businesses to Prairie Bounty of Illinois may contact Raghela Scavuzzo at 309-557-2107 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or may visit the Illinois Specialty Growers website at specialtygrowers.org for additional instructions on how to register.