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Sustainable Local Food Resources

Edible Economy Project

In partnership with local farmers, schools, businesses, and community members in a 32 Central Illinois counties, the Edible Economy Project is facilitating development of local food production, distribution, and processing facilities with a goal to foster a healthier, more self-sufficient community where more local money goes back into the local community.

The Land Connection

An educational nonprofit working to preserve and protect local agricultural heritage by educating farmers and the public about the value of farmland and the need for more local food production and consumption.

Illinois Stewardship Alliance

promotes environmentally sustainable, economically viable, socially just local food systems through policy development, advocacy and education.

USDA Know Your Farmer Know Your Food

USDA-wide effort to carry out President Obama's commitment to strengthening local and regional food systems.

Sustainable Foodservice Network

Aims to reduce the harmful environmental impacts of the food service industry by educating and demonstrating ways to reduce their facility's environmental footprint while saving money in the process. Broad coverage includes everything from buildings to green products to pest management.

The Green Plan for the Foodservice Industry

Provides free technical assistance and training on methods to eliminate, reduce or recycle foodservice wastes before they become pollutants or require disposal. Main categories of the site are: oil and grease, food waste and solid waste. Each section includes fact sheets, slide presentations, and additional resources.