Pritzker signs into law beginning in 2022

Pritzker signs into law beginning in 2022

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Soon farmers markets won’t be the only place to find home-based food products in Illinois.

Gov. JB Pritzker signed the Home-to-Market Act (SB2007) into law late Friday, effectively opening the door for small farms and home bakers to sell their products directly to customers through fairs and festivals, home sales, pickup, delivery and shipping.

The new law goes into effect Jan. 1, 2022.

That means Angella Thompson of Thompson Family Farms in Athens can start telling her customers “yes” more often.

“I get so many customers from out-of-town buy my products at a farmers market and fall in love. They ask to buy it online and I have to tell them, ‘No,’” said Thompson, who can be found every Thursday throughout the summer months at the Illinois Products Farmers’ Market on the state fairgrounds.

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