If you're still looking to fill a few stockings, you could try an Illinois-made food product.

“The Illinois Department of Agriculture works with a variety of food companies,” says spokesman Jeff Squibb. “The department has a couple of different branding programs available. One of them is for Illinois produce called Where Fresh Is, and then there's also a logo program for Illinois products.”


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The Buy Illinois Challenge is running a contest through Christmas as well. Participants pledge to spend at least $10 of their weekly grocery budget on Illinois-made foods.