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!
More Shop Small Saturday Fun!
A word from our friends at Valley View Woodlands!
To mark “Small Business Saturday” today, we want to let our fellow market members know about our sale on our Valley View Woodlands maple syrup. To mark the holiday season, we’re putting our gift-quality maple syrup on sale for the next 10 days. As our members know we bottle our syrup in fancy glass bottles to showcase the beauty of this delicious treat from our woods. Our prices are already well below what you would find online for maple syrup gifts, and now we are dropping the price even further through December 11. Don’t forget you can choose among the three styles: gold, amber, or dark, two sizes and two shapes. Mix and match!
Thanks to all our market members, and thanks to our market managers for shepherding such a wonderful community resource. Merry Christmas to all!
Marc and Shary Stadler
Valley View Woodlands