Submitted by Sarah Simeziane on Mon, 06/19/2017 – 6:13pm This week I’m starting my blog out with a brag, because I am still blown away by our second Triple Link Tuesday promotion last week at the Champaign Farmers’ Market (read more about how SNAP benefits work at the market here). We gave out more matching […]
The Importance of SNAP in Illinois
Submitted by sarah@thelandco… on Mon, 02/15/2016 – 6:13pm When it comes to getting produce variety, we’re pretty lucky in Champaign-Urbana. Asparagus hits early, and then come the strawberries. Sweetcorn season is pretty incredible. We have a nice long summer season full of tomatoes and peppers and eggplants (I seem to have ratatouille on the brain). Although […]
Universal LINK Match Program Launches at Champaign-Urbana Farmers Markets
Program Supports Year-Round Food Access Initiatives in the C-U Community [Español] (Champaign, Illinois) Beginning January 30, 2021, Champaign-Urbana farmers markets will launch a Universal LINK Match Program as part of the LINK Up Illinois network, a SNAP incentive program administered by Experimental Station in Chicago and funded in part by the USDA. The Land Connection, […]
What is the Black Oaks Center?
by Akin Carter, Co-Founder, Black Oaks Center Hello, my name is Akin Carter. I’m a 24-year-old regenerative farmer and co-founder of Black Oaks Center (BOC). BOC is a 501(c)3 founded in 2006 that focuses on facilitating communities in navigating a climate uncertain, resource-constrained future. Our four skill-building tracks at the heart of BOC are: Sustainable […]