The local foods movement is alive and well in Champaign County! Here are some updates on other projects while we finalize our virtual market:
Local Producers Map:
Our local producers map is ready for publication and you will soon be able to find it on gochampaign.com. Copies will be distributed around the community, in the local telephone book, and other “hangouts”. The guide lists the location and contact information for nearly 50 local producers within our county. The map was a project of the Local Food Council and printed with the help of some local sponsors including the Monument Square District, Champaign Bank, the Community Improvement Corporation, the Chamber of Commerce, the Farm Bureau and others. It is a great start to finding a local source for Champaign County’s finest!
One more...for our neighbors to the south...
I also should pass along the Master Gardeners of Clark County are planning their 5th Annual Garden Fling on April 6, at Kenton Ridge High School, 4444 Middle Urbana Rd. Doors and vendors open at 8:30 am with programs beginning at 9. It is a full day of gardening programming with topics like invasive plants, tree planting, backyard greenhouses, seed to plant, container planting and back-by-demand, ask the experts! For more info, visit Clark.osu.edu or call 937-521-3860. Sounds like a great time!