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!
All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray.
I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day.
I’d be safe and warm if I was in L.A.;
California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.
(The Mamas and the Papas)
This song was swirling around in my head, all weekend. Because of the cold, the crazy amount of leaves that have fallen all over my front lawn and steps, the fleeting lovely sunny day on Sunday, and then the snowfall of yesterday.
Also, as I spent the weekend totally recharging my batteries, I watched a documentary on Netflix, Echo In The Canyon, and it was heavy on the 1960s musicians who were all living in that magic filled canyon in California, making their music, and showing the love…
Which now brings me to my song pick of the weblog, today, and to remind you that even though it’s cold, with our first taste of what’s to come in the winter, you can still be warm, cozy, happy, and love filled if you order all of the amazing products from our market, and throw on some Mamas and the Papas for listening…it will get your through.
Our products are year round, and don’t forget…if you are looking for the milk, it is under the Indian Creek Creamery heading!
Now…grab your coffee, tea, or whatever grooves your morning, and while you are dreaming of some warmer days, go ahead and warm your life with orders!