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!
Also…when the market opens, tonight, we see the return of Laura Miller of ELM Tree Essentials…her soaps and oils are market favorites!!
Here is a word from Laura:
Hello! We got really low on stock due to some big orders hitting at once! We went on vacation mode for a few weeks and hit the soap making hard! We are pleased to tell you that the first few batches of soap will be ready for this week’s market! Sweet Orange Clove, Tea Tree Lavender, and Pink Grapefruit are available now, and more of our scents will be added each week—including our Holiday ones—so be on the lookout!!! FYI, this will likely be our last batch of Pink Grapefruit, so if it’s your favorite get it while you can!!!