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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 Upcoming Events Calendar
Event dates: 2015-02-06 - 2016-02-05
This calendar of events includes a wide variety of programs related to sustainability and agricultural…

Local Food Grant Application Assistance Workshops
Event dates: 2015-02-06 - 2016-02-06
Learn how to develop and submit your federal grant application for the (USDA) Farmers Market…

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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

Arkansas, Vermont, and Virginia Honored with 2015 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Awards
Jun 17, 2015 - The Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Awards were announced at the…
Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge
Jun 3, 2015 - The American Farm Bureau Federation is now accepting applications for…
Value-Added Producer Grant Funding Announced
May 11, 2015 - The VAPG program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities…

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