Right now is the perfect time to enjoy a crisp, cool, refreshing salad. We love making salads with the fresh, organic produce from our local vendors. Whether it's a salad from our grab'n'go, salad bar, or a salad made at home, we've highlighted some of our favorites! 

Local Profile with 2nd Nature Honey

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.

Local Profile with J & K Meats

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?


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