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!
This is from one of our newest, but already popular vendor, Michael Bennett, of Gourmet Fibers…he posted an invitation for this event, set for Saturday.
This Saturday Oct. 10th, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., an outdoor fall festival event will be held to help benefit local and foreign ministries at:
Mt. Carmel Friends Church `
3470 Kennard-Kingscreek Rd. Cable, OH.
Each ministry beneficiary has local folks involved in their organization.
All food and activities are by donation:
Joni & Friends (Disability Awareness)
Project Teddy Bear & Friends Ministry (Tami Wenger, West Liberty)
Tracy’s Heart Foundation Bukavu, Congo (Trade training for ladies needing to support their families; Prison ministry)
The local Trail Life Boys troop will be making Revolutionary War Bean Soup & Cornbread.
Women at Risk (Human Trafficking)
Blessing Bags (teachers put food in kids’ backpacks to help ensure they get some food over the weekend) quick food items can be dropped off
Cookie, Hot Chocolate, & Russian tea – ‘fill your own recipe jar’, S’mores, Homemade Ice Cream, Blanket Tying for Homeless, Corn Hole Toss, Baked goods.