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!
Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. In times like these, we stop and realize that we are all in a position to help, in some way.
In conjunction with the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, and the United Way of Clark, Champaign & Madison Counties, we will be helping out!
This week, on our market, there is a featured product for Hurricane Harvey. When you are placing your weekly orders, or if you would just like to donate to the relief fund, you can click on the listing. When you check out, you can edit the “quantity” of the product, to increase your donation, if you wish.
Right now, it is a 1.00 donation. Just shop that, as you would any product that is listed, and after the September 9th date, I will ask the YMCA to submit a check from our market, to the combined efforts of the Chamber, and United Way, for the relief fund!
We thank you, from the bottoms of our hearts, and from those in need…