Submitted by Cara Cummings on Mon, 12/15/2014 – 8:20am But of course you can eat locally in Illinois in January! One of my favorite fall and winter dishes is roasted roots. They make a healthy, hearty, and beautiful meal. You can use whatever is available from your local farmer. I use a big variety of […]
Sat, 09/04/2010 – 3:52pm There’s been an interesting debate lately on whether eating locally saves energy, or contributes to greater energy use. Tom Philpott of Grist offers a more in-depth analysis than any I’ve seen so far: People flocking to “food service establishments” in lieu of cooking and eating at home — and burning more […]
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.
Submitted by Irene Kaufman on Mon, 10/23/2017 – 9:10am Last Sunday evening the Champaign City Center was transformed into an event that could rival any Food Network competition I’ve ever seen. 175 guests gathered to eat, drink, and celebrate local food while supporting The Land Connection. Four teams, each comprised of a talented chef paired […]
Submitted by Joanna Strauss on Thu, 09/14/2017 – 4:22pm We are so lucky. This was my thought on a recent Saturday that perfectly illustrated just how fortunate we who live near such amazing local food really are. On Saturday, September 9 Champaign Urbana was officially honored by Midwest Living magazine with their “Greatest Midwest Food […]
Submitted by Bob Porter on Mon, 08/10/2015 – 3:35pm One thing you can’t really avoid noticing when you’re buying local food (or growing it yourself) is that stuff changes. Those gooseberries I enjoyed experimenting with a couple of months ago? Gone. That fresh asparagus I like so much? Sorry! Rhubarb? No. On the other hand, now there’s sweetcorn. […]