Illinois Garden Produce Act

In 2018, the State of Illinois passed the Illinois Garden Produce Act (Public Act 100-0505). This Act states:

“School-grown produce. A school district may serve students produce grown and harvested by students in school-owned facilities utilizing hydroponics or aeroponics or in school-owned or community gardens if the soil and compost in which the produce is grown meets the standards adopted in 35 Ill. Adm. Code 830.503, if applicable, and the produce is served in accordance with the standards adopted in 77 Ill. Adm. Code 750.”