Winnebago Buy Local is a coalition of local grassroots businesses, organizations and citizens in Winnebago County, Illinois acting together to encourage the community to buy local and keep our communities prosperous and sustainable.

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  • ABC Catering

    You want a catering team who makes planning simple, dependable, and enjoyable. ABC Catering has skilled professionals who know just how important your day is, and we are here to design your meal, “Just the way you want it!” Whether it’s a wedding, picnic, corporate dinner, or just impressing your read more

  • EZ Dinners

    EZ Dinners is a family-owned “Take & Bake” business that loves to make dinner time enjoyable for you again. Come in and pick dinner up for tonight.

  • Food 4 Fuel

    Fast Food does NOT need to be unhealthy. We are increasing the accessibility of HEALTHY Fast Food options for the busy people in our community. We serve nutritionally dense, portion controlled food at fast food pricing. Just remove the lid, set it back on top, reheat and eat. visit and order read more

  • Ole Salty’s Potato Chips of Rockford

    Mission To bring the best quality Kettle Chip and Gourmet Popcorn to the snack industry. Provide outstanding service, quality products and ingredients to create a desirable taste in a variety of flavors. Awards Best of Rockford, Rockford Magazine, Blair & Ketchum’s Country Journal Best Chip. Men’s Journal Best of Summer. read more


    We are a small beekeeping operation located in Winnebago county. We sell honey and beeswax products to local stores and restaurants in the Rockford and surrounding area. Our Honey for Sale at our website}…open sun-up to sun-down. Also for sale at local grocery, specialty food and health food stores & read more


    Sugar Britches was founded on the desire to provide our area with a charming, happy place to visit that will enhance the village we love so much. We create our candies with the same idea in mind. From salted caramels to chocolate truffles, we hope our spirit of fun translates read more


    We specialize in cupcakes, custom cakes, cookies and dessert bars. We’ve become known for our custom cupcake toppers and the ability to make nearly anything out of fondant. We will make any event, from weddings to corporate events, special and memorable. We have TWO locations in the Rockford area! 3600 East State read more


    The Sweet Pans Shoppe has everything you need for cake, cookie, candy, and cupcake making and decorating. We now offer cake decorating classes!! We carry the largest selection of Wilton supplies in the area. We also carry wedding supplies: imprinted invitations and napkins, guest books, glasses, cake knives and servers, read more


    Tasty Tidbits Culinary Services is owned by Owner/Executive Chef Diana Kramer and has been in business since 2009, providing many different services in our community, including Customized Meals by the day, week & month, Dinner Parties, Corporate & other special Breakfasts, Lunches & Dinners; Bridal Tea Parties & Baby Showers; read more

  • Terra’s Popcorn

    A Snack with a Mission. Our family handcrafts premium savory popcorn in an artisan batch process. Try White Cheddar, Honey Mustard, Jalapeno Cheddar & more

  • The Olympic Tavern

    The Olympic Tavern was founded in 1945 by Anthony Rotello. Originally serving local businessmen and factory workers a burger and a beer, The Olympic Tavern quickly grew into a full service restaurant and bar. Through several renovations, Anthony and his son Thomas grew the business from a 12-stool bar into read more


    Specializing in custom handmade cake pops to make any event special. Yolo’s also makes cupcakes, chocolate dipped Oreo’s, and jumbo marshmallows, and other unique treats too!