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Follow the Farmstead in Champaign IL!

by Rose Price

Join us this Saturday, June 11th, for the 2nd annual Champaign County Farm Tours. This great event connects the surrounding community with local farms to learn about Central Illinois farming. Our area has a rich farming tradition which is celebrated through this day long tour. The Champaign County Farm tours is a family friendly event that includes demonstrations and hands on activities. Participants will have the opportunity to see farm animals, innovations in farming technology, and learn about the local food economy.

This year’s event will include six local farms and facilities located around Champaign County. Agrible Inc. will show visitors the technology it offers to help farmers collect agricultural data and improve processes. Autumn Berry Inspired and Green Island Farm Collective will showcase the local produce and food stuffs that they create while promoting sustainability. Barnhart Prairie Preserve is a prairie reconstruction site dedicated to preserving the natural landscape of Champaign County. Visitors to this site will be able to tour the prairie and learn more about the natural history of our community. Birkey's Farm Store Inc will be hosting tours between 9:00 am and noon to discuss the machinery that they supply to local farms. Pheasant Ridge Farms is a standard at local farmers markets in Champaign and Urbana. The farm will be open to the public to see their organic produce and farm animals. At the University of Illinois Beef Farm, researchers will teach visitors about work being completed at the farm. 

This fun and educational event is the perfect way to spend this upcoming Saturday! Bring the whole family out to learn about the local farming community and gain new appreciation for where our food comes from.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Farm Tour Locations

Cost: FREE!

Do you Live in a Relaxed or Stressed Out Town?

by Rose Price

We all deal with stresses in our lives and try to find ways to eliminate them. Although not the ultimate determining factor, where you live has an impact on the stress level in your daily life. Why not live some place recognized as a RELAXED town?! When compared to 340 other cities analyzed throughout the state…MOUNT ZION (#3), MONTICELLO (#13), and MAHOMET (#16) made it into the TOP 20 LEAST STRESSED OUT cities in Illinois!

How was the stress level of Illinois’ cities determined? Career website Zippia analyzed six root causes of stress and applied them to 340 cities throughout Illinois with a population over 5,000 people. The stress determinants included…

(1) population density

(2) long commute time per percentage of population

(3) unemployment rate

(4) number of hours worked

(5) income to rent ratio

(6) percentage of people with no health insurance.

Cities were deemed to be more stressed out the higher any of these numbers were.

Zippia’s research found that MOUNT ZION (population of 5,830) had a low percentage, 28.1%, of the population paying high rent and only 11.8% of the population having to deal with commute times over 30 minutes. MONTICELLO (population of 5,400) also maintained low percentages with regards to people paying high rent and dealing with long commutes. Plus, the rich history and beautiful architecture throughout the city maintain a relaxed environment for its residents. Located only 10 miles from Champaign, the people of MAHOMET (population of 7,592) have shorter commute times. Additionally, the excellent school system and extensive outdoor recreational facilities allow for the community to stay less stressed out. 

Congrats to MOUNT ZION, MONTICELLO, and MAHOMET for helping their communities keep relaxed!!

If you're interested in BuyingSelling or Investing in the Champaign community, give Champaign Rose a call or visit our website at: www.champaignrose.com.

Habitat ReStore logo preferred

June begins the “Honey-Do Season”!

DID YOU KNOW that Habitat for Humanity ReStore will pick up an entire truckload of your items for just $10!

Here’s a list of some of the items that the ReStore will happily take off your hands:

  • Furniture, couches, desks, tables, shelves-please no rips tears, stains, broken parts or animal stains.
  • Large and small appliances; in working order, 7 years old or less; washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, blenders, coffee makes 
  • Building supplies; doors, kitchen and bath cabinets with working doors and drawers, counter tops, new flooring; wood, ceramic, vinyl, and carpet; working power, hand, and garden tools 
  • Household linens, dishes, utensils, arts and crafts/office supplies

However, the following items cannot be accepted:

  • Clothing/toys/pianos 
  • Toxic materials, lead based paint or used tires 
  • Single pane windows, parts or pieces; hollow doors 
  • Older style box televisions 
  • Mattresses or box springs

All proceeds from your donations go to support Habitat local building programs in Champaign County. Call today 217-359-0507 to schedule your pick up---and start making your Honey-Do list that much shorter!

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It’s officially June which means long days, warm temperatures, sunny skies and….PATIO SEASON! There is nothing better than summers in Champaign/Urbana, and HGTV has some awesome tips on how you can spruce up your patio this season!

 

Durable Patio Furniture is a must when you want the materials to stand up to summer and fall storms, especially when made from concrete materials. Accent pillows can add some color and fun to your furniture.

Fire Pits always make an outdoor gathering more fun. Not only not it keep you and your guests warm on cool evenings, but it also creates a perfect conversational area (and a place for the kids to roast s’mores!).

Pergolas are beautiful structures that add shade and comfort on sunny days. Pair with a grilling area and a cute bistro table and you will have an outdoor space you will never want to leave!

String Lights create a gorgeous ambience! You can put lights inside an umbrella, or along your pergola, really anywhere in your backyard!

Accessorize!!!! Patio furniture doesn’t have to be boring or uninspired. Spice up your outdoor living space with pieces from local artists, or a cool antique. Have fun with it!

 

If you are considering relocating your family or business to Central Illinois we would love to help you! Click here to see current homes for sale in Champaign and Urbana. You can also give us a call anytime, or visit our website: www.champaignrose.com

 

Memorial Day Weekend Events in Champaign/Urbana

by Rose Price

Memorial Day is is THIS WEEKEND! And while having a long weekend is pretty exciting, it is also important to take time this weekend to honor and celebrate our active military and veterans!

Here is a list of events Memorial Day events in Champaign/Urbana:

 

Take Me Fishing

When: Saturday May 28th from 9:00am-11:00am

Where: Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3433 County Road 2700 E., Penfield IL 61862

Cost: FREE!

* A fun event for all ages! Basic fishing lessons for beginners, and awards given to kids for the most fish, biggest fish, and good sport! Please remember that all fishing is catch and release.

Additional Details Here

 

Tour de Fruit

When: Saturday May 28th at 3:00pm

Where: Neutral Cycle: 624 S 5th Street in Champaign

Cost: FREE!

*Come explore Champaign/Urbana’s food landscape on this fun bike tour!

Additional Details Here

 

6th Annual Campground Memorial Day Parade

When: Sunday, May 29th at 5:00pm

Where: Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3433 County Road 2700 E., Penfield IL 61862

Cost: FREE!

Additional Details Here

 

Sounds of Sunset Concert (DR Dixie Band)

When: Sunday, May 29th from 6:00-8:00pm

Where: Turnberry Ridge Park, 910 Cobblefield Road in Champaign

Cost: FREE!

*Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair and refreshments!

Additional Details Here


 

A special thanks from Champaign Rose to all of those who serve our beautiful country!

 

As we now progress from spring into summer can you guess what that means? It’s BUYING season! If you are looking to SELL its time to get your Champaign/Urbana home ready with these great Staging Tips from the professionals at HGTV!

 

Open those curtains!! Instant brightness adds a lot to a showing. And if it is raining, make sure to turn on all of the lights.

Drop the dark bring out the bright colors!! Botanical colors and prints give rooms a cheerful feel. I know it was a LONG winter, so rejoice the spring weather and put away your furry winter blankets and replace with flower prints (Lavender, yellow, sage green and pale blue color are particularly nice!).

Candles are a must!! Enough said.

Clear your Counters!! Put away your toaster, coffee machine, and pretty much everything else except a nice bowl of fresh fruit. Buyers can be deterred by clutter.

Clean Clean Clean….and then clean a little more! Get your scrub brush out because it is time to get your home looking squeaky clean. A home that sparkles and is decluttered portrays a home as airy and spacious.

And don’t forget to Clean your Floors and Walls!! A bucket of warm water with a few drops of mild soap and a sponge goes a long way and will clean off most wall marks and if you have some extra bad marks, grab a magic eraser cleaning pad.

Landscape!! Make the most of curb appeal! It might be time to invest in a landscaper, as a pristine yard goes a long way with potential buyers.

 

For more STAGING resources give us a call!

 

If you're interested in Buying, Selling or Investing in the Champaign community, give Champaign Rose a call or visit our website at: www.champaignrose.com

Champaign Farmers Market Now Open for the Season!

by Rose Price

The Land Connection Champaign Farmers Market is BACK!


Every Tuesday afternoon from 4:00-7:00pm from now thru October you can shop a wide selection of delicious, fresh produce right here in Champaign ...and all while supporting LOCAL farmers!!

Farm Fresh recipe cards are back this year! For those unfamiliar with this, these recipe cards highlight the vegetable, the benefits of eating local, as well as nutritional facts. So don’t forget to pick up your card each week at the market!

DETAILS:

Date: Every Tuesday from May thru October

Time: 4:00-7:00pm

Location: Parking Lot M off Neil St. between Washington and Main (310-330 N. Neil) in Champaign

 

Where’s Eggwardo?

Mr. Aubergine is excited for a new market season and has been visiting some of his favorite downtown Champaign spots. You have until THIS TUESDAY the 17TH to visit the below downtown Champaign businesses and look for Eggwardo Aubergine! If you see him, grab a sticker and if you can collect 7 stickers you will be entered into a drawing for a fabulous gift basket at the market! And even better….collect all 13 stickers and you will get some great market swag!

Participating businesses:

Aroma Cafe

Pizzeria Antica

Big Grove Tavern

Cafe Kopi

Circles Boutique

Columbia Street Roastery

Fleurish

Jane Addams Book Shop

Orpheum Children’s Museum

Pekara Bakery & Bistro

Skins-n-Tins

Ten Thousand Villages

Watson’s Shack & Rail

 

We look forward to seeing you Tuesdays at the Market!!

 

If you're interested in Buying, Selling or Investing in the Champaign community, give Champaign Rose a call or visit our website at: www.champaignrose.com

 

It’s time to celebrate Mom!

THIS SUNDAY is Mother’s Day and if you have not already made plans to celebrate your mom, don’t fret, it’s not too late! A fun and delicious brunch to thank your mom over a mimosa or a cappuccino may just be your perfect solution!

Here are some ideas of fabulous restaurants in the community to take your mom on Sunday:

Minnecis Restaurant in Champaign

Radio Maria in Champaign

JT Walker’s in Mahomet

Milo’s in Urbana

Silvercreek in Urbana

Big Grove Tavern in Champaign

Dublin O’Neils in Champaign

 

A big thanks to all the Mother’s in the community for everything you do!

 

CONGRATS to Mahomet IL, for making the list of Safest Town to Live in Illinois!

 

Now that we know how SAFE Mahomet, IL is, what else makes this thriving village so great? Excellent schools, a wonderful array of outdoor activities in the Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, and a fabulous Parks & Recreation Department are just a few! Click here to see available homes in this highly desirable, and SAFE, town!!

Safety and comfort are most always top priorities when choosing the best community for families to move, and we would love to help you find the perfect home in one of our safe communities. To see see all current listings please click here.

Would you like to see how you other towns ranked? Click here to see the overall rankings
If you're interested in Buying, Selling or Investing in the Champaign community, give Champaign Rose a call or visit our website at: www.champaignrose.com

MOM & ME....Mother's Day in Champaign/Urbana IL!

by Rose Price

Mother's Day is one of the most important days of the year for all of us, and we want to give you an opportunity to show your Mom just how special she really is to you!

We have created a special "Mother's Day" board on our Pinterest & Facebook page just for this very special day, dedicated to MOMS! All you need to do is submit YOUR favorite photo of you and your Mom along with a short paragraph- no more than 250 words- about what makes your Mom so special. Then email it to me: roseprice@champaignrose.com

On Saturday, May 7th I will select 2 finalist, based on their submissions and award a Gift Card to each winner.  You can then use this with your Mothers toward brunch, golf, shopping or whatever the two of you would like to spend time doing together!

So get writing and find your best photo....email it into me....and make Mom the center of attention like she so greatly deserves!

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