Where Fresh Is http://tspr.org en Illinois Promoting Local Foods http://tspr.org/post/illinois-promoting-local-foods <p>"Buy Illinois!" That's the message the state's Department of Agriculture has for consumers.</p><p>The state is promoting the idea by encouraging grocery stores and farmers' markets to take part in its new "<a href="http://www.agr.state.il.us/wherefreshis/" target="_blank">Where Fresh Is</a>" campaign.</p><p></p><p>Jennifer Tirey of the Agriculture Department said Illinois shoppers are more inclined to buy food if they know it's grown on Illinois farms.&nbsp;</p><p>"It's always great to be a fan, a consumer, a purchaser of those locally-grown, fresh fruits and vegetables," said Tirey.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:47:33 +0000 Rich Egger 27434 at http://tspr.org Illinois Promoting Local Foods