The Land Connection had a full year in 2022. Follow along in our year in review to see just a snapshot of what this organization was up to over the past year.
For the last few months, we have been working with Liberty Prairie Foundation to transition their Northeast Illinois FarmLink program into the new Illinois FarmLink. As a part of that transition, we welcomed Nathan Aaberg and Jeanne Janson to our team at The Land Connection this month, along with new Illinois FarmLink Navigator’s Kyle Reed and Noah Scalero.
Calling all of you last minute shoppers! Local, handcrafted holiday gifts are available for one more Saturday at the C-U Winter Farmers Market (before taking a well deserved holiday break until January 7th). We are definitely carefully planning our own last minute shopping to take advantage of the 50+ vendors (woah!) one last time until 2023!
Connecting those amazing local small businesses with our friends and family is a fun way to act as a “local explorer” and build up the small business diversity that makes where we live so amazing.
Local businesses have you covered if the holiday rush leaves you with little time to craft, cook, or finish high quality, handmade gifts. At TLC, we are excited to share our Handmade Holiday Shopping List for this week, as well as share the many amazing local gift purchasing opportunities available at the CU Winter Farmers Market.
The Land Connection staff shares some of their favorite winter recipes to inspire you during the colder months and bring you some warmth and joy this holiday season.