Pandemic restrictions hit central Illinois food producers hard… But delivery services have helped keep them afloat.
Now, many are keeping those services around. Jeffrey and Lauren Brokish, the owners of Central Illinois Bakehouse, said Market Wagon helped keep the bread moving when business was slow. It’s an online farmer’s market that delivers products from local businesses to homes across 11 central Illinois counties.
“That definitely was an important resource for us as a platform to get to our customers during the pandemic but the response has been so good that it’s something we’re continuing on with – certainly as people still might be a little apprehensive about getting out,” Jeffrey Brokish said. [continue reading]