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#IllinoisMade Gift Guide | VisitBN

All over Illinois, artists, makers and creators have been chosen by the Illinois Office of Tourism as Illinois Made destinations: places that help create and flourish off of the local culture. If you’re looking for a unique gift that is the epitome of Illinois and McLean County, consider grabbing a gift from one of these #ILMade businesses! Your family and friends would love to get a taste of what McLean County has to offer this holiday season.

Epiphany Farms

Every item on the menu at Epiphany Farms is naturally raised from Chef Ken Myszka’s 20-acre working farm or sourced from local farmers. Epiphany Farms observes the Farm to Fork concept, which practices sustainable, beyond organic, environmentally friendly techniques.

Share this local farm-to-fork experience with your loved ones! Check out Epiphany Farm’s Marketplace for fresh produce, baked goods, sauces, merchandise, or gift cards! 

Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup

Tapping maple sirup has become a family dynasty at Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup. Since 1824 the Funk family has been using their multigenerational practice to create their deliciously sweet sirup. During the golden era of Route 66, Funks Grove depended on the steady flow of travelers that visited their store. It still remains a popular attraction for Route 66 travelers today.

Their Shop will be open Saturday, Dec. 19th! Head out to Funks Grove to grab homemade maple candies, maple ice cream, bourbon-barrel aged sirup, bread mixes, and much more! The Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center will also be open on Dec. 19th selling their stock of Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup and Pancake mixes! 

Destihl Brewery

Destihl Brewery combines centuries-old global brewing traditions and new American craft brewing techniques to produce a wide array of beers for every palate.

Give the gift of locally made craft beer! Ship your family and friends a pack of Destihl’s most popular beers, merchandise, Destihl candles, stickers, or beer soap! Check out Destihl’s Shop here!

Beer Nuts

In 1937, Edward Shirk founded Beer Nuts, which produces different types of nuts covered with a sweet and salty glaze. Bloomington is still the only city in the world to make this product, and they now ship to all 50 states even some foreign countries.

Beer Nuts is always a popular stocking stuffer! From the original peanuts and bar mixes to apparel and collectibles, you can’t go wrong with a gift from this classic Illinois Made business! Visit to place your order! 

Ropp Jersey Cheese

What started out as a self-sustaining family farm has grown into a seventh generation dynasty. Ropp Jersey Cheese Farm produces cheese curds as well as artisan cheddars, colbys and many others.

Give the gift of homegrown cheese! Ropp has gift boxes available where customers can choose a variety of cheeses to gift. They even ship anywhere in the United States! In addition to their famous cheeses, the farm’s store also has ice cream, meats, jarred goods, local raw honey, and more.

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