Submitted by Sarah Simeziane on Mon, 01/16/2017 – 10:49am Last week I spoke on a panel at the Illinois Specialty Crop, Agritourism, and Organic Conference in Springfield. It was the final session of the Farmers’ Market Vendor Boot Camp block, and the panel focused on the different types of advisory boards farmers’ markets around Central […]
What’s new at the Champaign Farmers Market?
Submitted by sarah@thelandco… on Tue, 05/17/2016 – 7:55am We’re a few weeks into our second season out at the Champaign Farmers’ Market, and it’s wonderful to be back out there, surrounded by new faces, and returning favorites. While we may have lost a few vendors to retirement and job changes, we’re happy to report that […]
What’s new at the Champaign Farmers’ Market this season?
Submitted by Sarah Simeziane on Mon, 02/26/2018 – 5:31pm It’s a gorgeous sunny day outside, and this afternoon I took a walk over by the Market site to enjoy a little fresh air. It’s doesn’t quite look like Market season yet (we need a little more green on the trees for that), but it felt […]
When you wish upon a market
Submitted by sarah@thelandco… on Mon, 01/11/2016 – 5:02pm With the first market season already more than two months behind us, the question I’m often asked is what I do with my free time in the off season. The answer is planning for next year. Once we examined what worked in the first season and what […]
Why do I Love My Market?
Submitted by sarah@thelandco… on Mon, 08/08/2016 – 2:41pm We’re at the halfway point of our second season at the Champaign Farmers’ Market, and it feels like a fitting time to reflect on the question at the heart of National Farmers’ Market Week celebrations: why do I love my market? The job of a market manager […]
Why do we love the farmers market?
Submitted by Sarah Simeziane on Thu, 07/26/2018 – 5:38pm August is upon us. We’re on the cusp of peak farmers market season. The trifecta is here (peaches, sweet corn, and tomatoes). We see whole rainbows of peppers and cherry tomatoes around the market. I’ve spotted at least 4 different types of eggplants, and this coming […]