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If you could package up a taste of home, what would you share? Local 50 highlights regional food specialties, state by state. We've selected products that celebrate the uniqueness of a place. Many, though not all, make nice gifts; some are seasonal, while others are available year-round. 

Mostly, we hope this list inspires you to seek out food products that taste good, don't tax the planet too much, and are grown or created by small-scale producers. We intentionally wanted at least one specialty per state; undoubtedly we could have found many more from, say, California, but we want to show that every state has something tasty to offer.

Want a bigger bite? Visit Culinate's [/mix/ "community search"], for farmers' markets; Eat Wild, for grass-fed meats; Food Routes, for specialty foods; the Eat Well Guide for sustainable foods; and Heritage Foods, for foods that meet strict production protocols. 

And lastly, we'd like this section to be a collection of favorites; add top picks from your (home or adopted) state to grow our list by adding a comment on the page for the state.

Have fun shopping!

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Illinois
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