The City of Champaign was a proud sponsor of the Land Connection Farmer’s Market debut season last summer in Downtown Champaign. The Farmer’s market ran Tuesday evenings from May to October. The market provided residents and employees in and around Downtown Champaign easy access to fresh local produce, crafts, prepared foods and many other items.
The Land Connection operates a matching fund sponsored by local businesses to benefit Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Participants swipe their cards in exchange for tokens to spend at the market. With the matching fund, the market doubles their tokens. The numbers are in from last season and we are highly anticipating this season’s market.