The Illinois Valley Food Coalition
(IV FoodCo) is a collaboration of farmers and community members working together to food self-sufficiency, safety and sharing. IV FoodCo's goal is to ensure that locally grown, safe and affordable foods are available to all Illinois Valley residents. Right now, most of our food comes from distant and unknown sources at increasing prices. We promote a sustainable model, encouraging people to "buy local".
The IV FoodCo organizes an annual Farm Festival, offers guidance to people who want to grow their own food, promotes the use of wild food, maintains an active gleaning network and offers educational classes and workshops.