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!
The Rains Came
Half a mile from the county fair
And the rain came pourin’ down
Me and Billy standin’ there
With a silver half a crown…
(It Stoned Me- Van Morrison)
Well, the rain certainly has been pouring down, today!!
Thank you to everyone who braved the wetness just to get your orders! True little local market of love customers!
Also, thank you for being such a great group while I had to be away from the market, tonight, at pick up! Mark did a super job, and reported how helpful you all were!!
The market is opening for the week! Let’s hope for a bit of sunshine, and a bit of dry weather! I hope everyone has a very happy Easter, and we look forward to another week of market love!