This page has been created to provide information and resources for the fast-growing local food movement.

The greater Chicago area is focusing on expanding the supply of locally grown food and meat through traditional farms, land being converted for farm purposes, and vacant lot gardens in more urban areas.  The Fox River watershed includes much of the land where these efforts are taking place.  We welcome your input on resources we can post on this page.
Garfield Farm
Local Farms = Local Foods
FREP held a Noon Network at Garfield Farm Museum on February 20, 2013, presented by Janice Hill, Executive Planner and Farmland Protection Manager, Kane County, and Jackie Forbes, Kane County Health Planner. They focused on Kane County’s efforts to expand farmland protection into a broader context of increasing local food production.They also provide updates to Kane County’s latest efforts in Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and  work with CMAP on urban agriculture.
PDF of their presentation
BountyofKane Website
A directory of more than 30 Kane County farms that sell direct to consumers and local Farmers Markets, The Bounty of Kane includes a map and contact information for each farm and Farmers Market.
Erehwon Farm - Elburn
Geneva Green Market - Geneva
Green Earth Institute - Naperville
Heritage Prairie Market & Education Center - Geneva
Sweet Home Organics at Primrose Farm Park - St. Charles
University of Illinois Extension - DuPage, Kane, Kendall
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