County Board Approves Formation of Local Foods Council

By a final vote of 16-9, the Champaign County board voted earlier this month to approve the formation of a Champaign County Local Foods Policy Council. The Council, whose purpose is to encourage the establishment and development of small businesses that feature local foods, especially fruits and vegetables, is also looking to “urge large institutional […]

Local agriculture experiences welcome growth at Hendrick House

Alisa DeMarco’s first year at Hendrick House has been marked with huge strides towards more sustainable food options and integration more local foods on campus. Hendrick House has been a privately owned residence hall on the University of Illinois’ Urbana-Champaign campus since 1948, with a strong family tradition behind the management team. The efforts to […]

What’s in a Word?

For the consumer who shops for food with an emphasis on questions like “who grew this?” and “how was this grown?” life can sometimes be difficult. Let’s face it, oftentimes it takes a degree in chemistry to recognize all the ingredients in the food we eat, and with our modern-age super-corporations owning any number of umbrella […]