A group of local merchants have teamed up to form WNIJ's "Local Foods Programming Fund" as a way to promote local agriculture and commerce.

There are many great reasons to join the "eat local" / "buy local" movement taking root in communities like ours, all across the country.

Shopping local helps you…

  • support the local economy
  • develop a personal relationship with your food and the people who produce it
  • preserve the ecosystem
  • reduce global warming
  • discover better tasting, healthier foods


Whatever your motivation, learn more by visiting these local food producers in Northern Illinois, proud to partner with 89.5 WNIJ in fostering a vibrant local marketplace. For more information contact Janet Fischer at (815) 753-0063 or email janetfischer@niu.edu