When did food get so complicated? Buzzwords like local, sustainable and responsibly raised are part of everyday conversations and greet us at the meat counter, the milk cooler, the cereal aisles and farmers markets. But what do they really mean?

Farmers of Illinois

Kristin Srail

We grow fruits and vegetables. We love using our hands to grow the finest quality foods.

Paul Taylor

I grow organic, conventional, GMO and non-GMO crops. When you open a can of DelMonte corn, you might be eating food grown on my farm!

Alison McGrew

I raise cattle with my husband and two children in western Illinois.

Andy and Katie Pratt

We grow corn and soybeans with our family in northern Illinois.

Mary Faber

We raise dairy cattle with my family while raising two kids of our own.

Thomas Titus

We raise pigs as well as corn, soybeans and hay on our farm in Elkhart.

Favorite Blog Posts

Looking for locally grown food in Chicago? Look no further.

Looking for locally grown food in Chicago? Look no further.

Stop by the market, swing into the grocery store or click to...

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REGARDLESS OF THE LABEL, DAIRY IS LOCAL

REGARDLESS OF THE LABEL, DAIRY IS LOCAL

Our milk is transported to the Prairie Farms bottling plant in Peoria,...

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Am I Eating Clean and Local, But Just Not Making A Big Deal About It?

Am I Eating Clean and Local, But Just Not Making A Big Deal About It?

Were I a person who took pictures of her food, I would...

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We’re Illinois farmers, and we – along with other experts – want to share our perspectives and provide you with accurate information to make informed choices.

You’ll find we don’t all farm alike or have the same answers to every question. What we do have is a commitment to providing safe, healthy food for every table. Yours and ours included.