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Flynns_Irish_Grove.jpg Irish Grove Farms, Inc

Irish Grove Farms is a 4th generation family farm located in the gentle rolling hills of Northern Illinois. We raise pasured eggs and grassfed beef directly to consumers through on farm sales and farmers markets.

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Illinois SARE Calendar
Event dates: 2013-10-21 - 2014-10-31
Agricultural and Sustainable events and webinars throughout Illinois.

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Taste of Illinois

Prairie Pure Cheese

Prairie Pure Cheese

Looking for great cheese? You've found it at Prairie Pure Cheese, great artisanal varieties made from the milk from a dairy farm near Belvidere.

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Favorite Fruit Spreads

"Mrs. Curtis' Favorite Fruit Spreads" Gift Package

Hand-picked by Mrs. Curtis herself, these four jars are some of our most delicious and sought-after flavors.

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Darn Hot Peppers - Chipotle Salsa

Darn Hot Peppers - Chipotle Salsa

100% Natural - Special Reserve Chipotle Salsa

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Market Research

The MarketMaker research tool is an interactive mapping resource for identifying target markets, developing customized census profiles and mapping food related businesses over demographic maps. This resource is designed to help researchers, policy makers, marketing instructors, as well as lenders and ag entrepreneurs develop business plans.

The following are some of the things you can do with the MarketMaker research tool:

  • Identify and map regions with the highest per capita consumption of fruits and vegetables.
  • Build a customized census profile for a target market area or region of interest.
  • Find and map food deserts.
  • Find and map farmers markets serving ethnic neighborhoods.
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News

Annual hop acreage survey underway
Jun 4, 2014 - The USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service recently mailed survey forms…
Farmers market managers: Find vendors with online MarketMaker
Jun 4, 2014 - Farmers market managers can identify local farmers and food producers…
Selling your food product nationally
Jun 4, 2014 - If you are in the food product business and would…

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