New Program Challenges Illinois to Buy Local Products

Published 07/02 2014 06:40PM

Updated 07/02 2014 07:01PM

ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Agriculture wants you to help stimulate the state's economy. 

The department began its “Buy Illinois” Challenge.

It challenges your household to simply spend $10 per week on locally-grown products.

With that money spent, nearly $2.5 billion would be reinvested into Illinois' economy per year.

Despite a few showers Wednesday morning, the Metro Centre of Peoria Farmers Market still drew in a crowd this morning.

Shoppers say they definitely support this program, and accept the challenge.

Click here to take the pledge.

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