Submitted by Sarah Simeziane on Mon, 01/22/2018 – 5:23pm It feels like only yesterday we were shivering our way through the final weeks of the market season. Braving the cold and rain together to provide October produce to a very encouraging number of late-season shoppers who came out to support their local farmers. Yet here […]
A Look Back at the 2016 Champaign Farmers Market
Submitted by sarah@thelandco… on Mon, 12/12/2016 – 5:52pm Another season has wrapped up, and it’s time for reflecting, and more importantly planning what’s to come in 2017. The sophomore season of a new farmers’ market is said to be one of the toughest. This year was definitely a learning experience, from weather to sampling to […]
Countdown to the Opening of the Champaign Farmers Market’s 2020 Season!
The Champaign Farmers Market is only a week away from kicking off its 2020 season! Have you heard about the changes the Market is implementing this year? Here are some things to keep in mind when you come to support our local food producers. The Market & COVID-19 The Market has adopted a strong safety […]
Farmers Markets and SNAP
Submitted by Sarah Simeziane on Mon, 05/07/2018 – 5:44pm Last week I got to make my National Public Radio debut, as a guest on WILL’s show The 21st with Niala Boodhoo, along with Catherine Dunlop (manager of the Downtown Bloomington Farmers Market) and Natalie Moore (WBEZ Chicago’s South Side bureau reporter). And of course, ever since […]
Farmers Markets, They Grow Up So Fast!
Submitted by Sarah Simeziane on Thu, 01/03/2019 – 11:36am In the grand scheme of things, we’re still a pretty young market here in Champaign. With the start of the new year, however, it has really struck me: this year the Champaign Farmers Market turns 5! It doesn’t feel like 4 years could have possibly gone […]
How the USDA has invested in TLC
Submitted by Sarah Simeziane on Mon, 11/26/2018 – 3:48pm Back in September at the National Direct Ag Marketing summit, I got the chance to present a poster on TLC’s work combining grants to bolster our farmers market and food access programming (more about that trip in a past blog entry). In a nutshell, our poster […]