August 2022 Newsletter

2022 Elections & Round Up For Good, Sola Gratia Farm Cooking Class & Meal Kit, Back to School Sale & more!

A Word from the GM
08/01/2022 - Gary Taylor

Our 3rd End which states "The Co-op is an educational resource on food issues."  This End covers a multitude of topics ranging from farming practices to cooking classes to food security and affordability issues. At this point in time the greatest issue weighing on my mind is the latter.

NCG Guest Speaker
07/28/2022 - Robert Taylor

In last month's newsletter I mentioned the Board of Directors have a focal area around food inflation. We are kicking off our discussions on this with a special guest at the August board meeting. Tony Alongi from National Co+op Grocers (NCG) will present on Inflation in Grocery and Co-ops.

Getting to Know the Goats at Prairie Fruits Farm

The Summer 22' Common Ground Farm Tour Circuit continues! This time we went for a quick drive and stopped off at Prairie Fruits Farm right here in Champaign. We have been selling their cheese for...

Where are the Blueberries?

Usually this time of year, we're up to our ears in blueberries. We would have organic blueberries, regional blueberries, with local blueberries and regional 5 pound boxes on the horizon. This year? Yeah, that's not happening.