Local Focus: Champaign County for Feb. 16

County offers online market

The Champaign County Virtual Farmer’s Market will open the week of May 6. The market will be available online at www.champaign oh.locallygrown.net. Started through the Champaign County Community Improvement Council, it will make locally grown food more accessible to residents who cannot attend a traditional market.

Vendors will post their available inventory on the website each Sunday. Customers who register will be notified by email, and can shop online until 8 p.m. that Tuesday to place their orders. Vendors will prepare the orders and bring them on Thursday to the Champaign Family YMCA, where customers can pick them up between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Payment is due at the time of pickup. Vendors with questions can contact Heather Tiefenthaler at mctief@frontier.com.

GOP candidates forum today at UU

A candidates forum for Republican candidates is scheduled at 6 p.m. today at Urbana University in the Student Center. All Republican candidates on the ballot this spring are expected to attend. STAFF REPORT

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