Illinois Contacts

Illinois Farmers Market Association
Janie Maxwell, MS, RDN, LDN
Executive Director
Illinois Farmers Market Association
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SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name: LINK Card

Current Contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc. (Conduent)


Illinois Ag Department

Illinois Department of Agriculture 

Illinois Resources

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ILFMA: 10 Tips for Marketing Your Farmers Market During COVID-19

Diana Broadaway May 12, 2020

WEBINAR: Market managers are presented with the difficult task of marketing their market’s upcoming opening while also making sure they’re communicating to vendors, staff volunteers, and shoppers a myriad of new rules for operating a market during COVID-19. So, how do market managers make it all happen…and still sound hopeful and excited for the upcoming… Read More

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ILFMA COVID-19 Toolkit

Diana Broadaway May 6, 2020

ILFMA COVID-19 Toolkit was created to provide farmers markets with resource guidelines for operating an IN and OUT, transaction-based farmers market.  The guideline provides best practice recommendations for social distancing and enhanced sanitation. Read More

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“Farmers Market” Defined

Alex Canepa November 2, 2017

The federal government, along with many states and commonwealths define “farmers market” in statute or code. These definitions determine eligibility for participation in programs including the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs as well as state-administered farmers market certification programs. In the interest of consumer protection, lawmakers in multiple states have also explicitly prohibited… Read More

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An Evaluation of Consumer Segments for Farmers’ Market Consumers in Indiana and Illinois

FMC November 17, 2013

Report detailing research done in Spring 2005 and Fall 2009 to explore differences based on psychographic and behavioral characteristics of farmers’ market consumers. Data analysis showed that four clusters were formed: Recreational (42%), Minimalists (27%), Enthusiasts (23%) and Time-challenged (8%). Each cluster had a unique set of preferences based on farmers’ market attributes ranging from… Read More