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JDLF is more than just an online farmers market.
Our mission is to expand access to sustainable local food for the benefit of our community, economy, and environment.
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Why shop on JDLF?
We are proud to offer you LOCAL food. All our producers live in or close to Jo Daviess County. This means you are getting FRESH food, rich in nutrients and tasting great, AND you are reducing your carbon footprint while supporting our local economy! We work hard to bring you high-quality products. Every time you buy from JDLF, you are voting for a local food system. This may seem like a small thing, but it can add up to have a big impact. The more we can commit to buying local food, the closer we come to creating a strong local food system that is better for the environment, the economy, and our health.
2021 was a year of ups and downs, but for JDLF, the good has definitely outweighed the bad. Our nonprofit group, JDLF Gives, was formed in the spring of 2021, and we had a great first year! Through our Farm to Food Pantry program, Veggie Vouchers, and Veggie Van deliveries, we provided 5849 pounds of fresh local produce to 175 families in Jo Daviess County! Thanks to the $12,700 in donations we received from local individuals and businesses, we were able to pay local farmers $9862 for the food they gave us! Huge thanks to our committee members, volunteers, and everyone who donated money to make this year possible! Special thanks to our fiscal agent, the Community Foundation of Jo Daviess County. We also received grant money from the Center for Nutrition Studies and the Freeport Community Foundation. We look forward to doing more good work in 2022!
The Jo Daviess Local Foods online farmers' market ended 2021 with a record sales week, as well as a new record for total annual sales! Your support of the JDLF market helped provide income for 36 different local producers and one full-time manager. You even stuck with us during a transition to a new website in May. We will continue to do our best to provide you with high-quality local food, now and into the future. Thank you for the crucial part you play in making a stronger local food system. From everyone at JDLF, we wish you a Happy New Year in 2022!