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!
Exta, Extra, Read All About It!
Just a quick note to let you know that a most amazing article was written about our market from Brenda Burns of the Urbana Daily Citizen, AND, a weekly market customer!!
The article was such an amazing surprise, yesterday!! Most of the time, we will get interviewed by various publications, on the facts, figures, general workings of the market. Most of the time, the interviews are done by people who are not local, have no idea what we do, or the passion that goes into the everyday workings of this market.
Brenda did not interview. She wrote from her own experiences, as a customer.
It is an amazing promotion of the heart and soul that we all are/bring to this market!
If you do not get the paper, you can go to our Facebook page!! I put a picture of the article on for reading!!
Thank you, to all of you, who love our market, with locally loyalty and love…and, thank you to Brenda!!