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!
Market Update From The Weather Desk
So, I told you I would update all customers as to this week’s incoming weather, and market pick up.
With the amount of snow that is coming in, today through tomorrow, the second wave coming in on Thursday, and the cold temps, with high winds, your market managers have decided that we are not running a market pick up, this week!
We want to keep vendors, and customers safe, and not ask vendors to be on unsafe roads to deliver products, and we don’t want customers out, trying to get through roads for pick up, AND, I don’t want to try the roads to deliver all orders!
Here is what I would like to see…I am not closing out the market, so the orders that you did place, just keep them on! And, if you want to place orders, please do so! I am going to just keep the market open, all week, into next Tuesday morning, closing it, then, with a market pick up on Thursday, February 25th, as usual!!
I was going to wait, but then we decided that in case you do still need to get to the grocery to stock up, we are giving you that chance, this morning!!
Maybe this is a bit too proactive in some eyes, but in my heart, it is not.
Also…I had two answers, at the same time, for the trivia answer!!
The song was…Laughter In The Rain by Neil Sedaka!
The winners are:
Thank you!!! I will miss your smiling faces, this week, but keep up with your orders, and I will see you, next week!!