Did you know Illinois Harvest of the Month shares information on wholesale-ready Illinois farms and processors on the Distributor page? Are you an Illinois producer, food hub or processor? Contact us to join the Network and share your information!
Are you a farmer or producer who would like to be a part of the Illinois Harvest of the Month? It is easy to be a part of farm to school with this great program.
There are many ways that you can go about bringing your products into schools in a given month. You can market your produce to wholesalers or you can sell directly to schools. There is a lot of information on the web about how to make this work.
Guides for Producers
IL Farm to School Producer Toolkit: IFSN Producer Guide
WI Farm to School Producers Tool Kit: http://www.cias.wisc.edu/toolkits/
Food Hub tools for producers: National Sustainable Ag Producer Guide to Food Hubs
USDA Census of Ag- Local, organic and direct census: https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/index.php
USDA Farm to School Fact Sheets for Producers:
Illinois Market Maker
Join the online MarketMaker platform that connects local farmers to school districts through food distributors and one-to-one. Check out all of the benefits for your business here.
By 2021 Harvest of the Month was shared with more than 530,000 children at over 1300 feeding and garden sites in Illinois. To request a list of institutions utilizing Harvest of the Month in your sales area contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org