As a member of Common Ground’s Sustainability Committee, I recently attended a workshop and conversation at the University of Illinois hosted by The Institute for Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (iSEE). As a committee, we are very interested in exploring ways that Common Ground can extend efforts toward our 4th End: Our local food system is equitable, robust, and environmentally sound.
We love warming foods during the colder months when the weather gradually becomes cooler. Here is a great recipe for Common Ground Chili using Triple S Farms ground beef and avocado. Click here for a printable version.
We take pride in open lines of communication with our owners and customers. Here is what you had to say for the month of July!
We take pride in open lines of communication with our owners and customers. Here is what you had to say for the month of June!
What do you grow? What is your signature product?
I sell primarily apples, pears, concord grapes and plan to sell asparagus, blackberries, and raspberries as they come to maturity.
Where is your farm located? How many miles do you travel to reach Common Ground?
I live about 20 miles NW of Champaign.
For how long have you been farming?
Here at Common Ground Food Co-op, we want to make your transition back to school easy, fast, and fun. We've put together a helpful guide for healthy lunches that can be packed in 30 seconds or less with brain food found right here at the coop. Click the link below to print this handy guide as a shopping list or for the fridge.
Where are you from?
Southern CA originally but mostly the PNW & Boise, Idaho. ( this is a loaded question, haha!)
How do you find yourself in the C-U area?
My husband, Travis, Champaign born & raised, returned for a job at the University.
How long have you lived here?
Farming is a risky business. Unpredictable and uncooperative weather is a major risk farmers face every day and every year. No other business or profession is as dependent on factors completely outside their control as farming. And as the saying goes “mother nature bats last.” Many farmers throughout Illinois are experiencing this hard truth right now.