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!
Do you know where your market orders are?
It’s early, it’s another day of cold, and we know that we are all coming off of the food haze of Thanksgiving, the crazy Black Friday shopping, the Shop Small Saturday frenzy, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday…plus, we have been battling cold, wind, rain, ice, snow…we’ve been doing it all, out there!
How about if we make this last hour in the market…What About Wednesday?
No big box shopping holiday, so why not make it the crazy hour of Wednesday ordering?
I’m off to get my orders in…will you be joining me?