What We Do
The United States is a net food importer, and over 95% of the food we eat in Illinois is not raised in Illinois.
We believe this is a dangerous place to be, and so The Land Connection is concentrating on the prime movers – farmland and farmers – in our programming. We invite you to explore the work we are doing in Farmland Preservation and Farmer Training in those sections of this website.
Doing Good by Eating Well. Consumers are also an important part of our work because buying and eating local food creates a “virtuous circle” of positive impacts, from strengthening your local economy, to protecting the environment, to preserving open space, to promoting health and wellness. On top of it all, you'll enjoy the amazing flavors and high nutrition of freshly picked local produce.