Category Archives: Food

Growing Community Through Local Capital

Jacqueline Hannah Jacqueline Hannah is a 15 year resident of C-U and the general manager of Common Ground Food Co-op in Urbana. She’s passionate about growing the cooperative movement and being a part of the health and vitality of her … Continue reading

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Common Ground Food Coop Raises Funds for Expansion!

On Monday, August 1st at exactly 1:51pm an e-mail went out to over 3,000 members of the Champaign-Urbana community that started off with the following in big, bold letters:  “You did it! As of this minute we have owner loan … Continue reading

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Champaign Farmers Market

Fresh produce, award winning barbecue, and a Prosperity Garden run by the Boys and Girls Club are amongst the attractions that residents can enjoy at the Champaign Farmers Market on Thursdays from 3PM to 7PM. Located on a city parking … Continue reading

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Jimmy Johns Under Fire for Health Risks

While some have expressed displeasure with the recent photos of Jimmy John Liautaud’s hunting of leopards and other exotic animals, another much more damaging story has fallen under the radar. In April, a Minneapolis-St. Paul Jimmy John’s franchise fired six … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

ITALIAN BEAN SOUP In about 3 quarts of water, cook about 1 cup of rice, or diallini or salad macs (I use whole wheat macaroni) and 1 medium diced potato (skin left on.) Add the sauce (the sauce refers to … Continue reading

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Flatlander Fund Created to Honor the Memory of Dan Schrieber

Dan Schreiber had big dreams, and the talent, enthusiasm, and vision to bring so many to fruition. He died in July at age 24. Known around town as “The Chocolate Man,” Dan was the genius behind Flatlander Chocolate, Illinois’ only … Continue reading

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