I am a beekeeper, but the truth is that beekeeping did not come naturally. When someone gifted me with a hive about seven years ago, I spent the first year being terrified every time I opened it. Honey bees pick up very quickly on a beekeeper's fear, so I knew I had to get over it.
When I started talking to my bees, I started to relax. Then I started to listen. They were talking back through their buzzing. Over the course of many conversations, my bees wrapped their tiny legs around my heart. Today I talk to them every chance I get.
All month long our deli will be featuring their housemade scones.
What's better than a warm, made-from-scratch scone on a cold and snowy day?
With Board Chair, Todd Sweet
Thank You, Eunice
Q & A with James and Kaylee from J & K Meats
What does your farm name mean to you? How did you choose this name?
We choose J & K Meats when my wife and I got married. It stands for James and Kaylee!
Where is your farm located? How many miles do you travel to reach Common Ground?
Our farm is located in Greenup, Illinois, 50 miles from Common Ground.
What do you raise? What is your signature product?
“Some side with the leaves. Some side with the seeds” - Jeff Tweedy
I side with the seeds. How about you? Well, actually I side with leaves and the seeds but when it comes to “Moving Beyond the Fork” and public policy this spring I am siding with the seeds.
Co-ops at their core are a community of people. We come together to own and jointly support a vision for change through the vehicle of a business. Our CGFC community is made up of almost 6,000 people who own a share in CGFC and regularly support the business.
Most of us rely on our city water utility to provide us with clean water for drinking, washing, bathing… And there are some of us who rely on our wells. No matter how we get our water, we know that it has been tested and meets certain governmental standards for cleanliness. We receive an annual report from our provider that lists results from testing.
We celebrate a diverse beer selection here at Common Ground, and with so many varieties it can be difficult to choose. For those (like myself) who enjoy beer but may not have a grasp on what food goes with each style, we stumbled across this helpful chart about pairing beer with food. We have put together a list of beers and complementary recipes for each meal of the day! Yes, that includes breakfast.
The Vegetarian Muffuletta is our new featured sandwich that will have you licking your fingers with satisfaction!