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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