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Local Products

Sourcing products from local growers and producers is very important at Common Ground.  Many are surprised at the wide selection of local products we carry.  Fresh local produce is available much of the year since local farms have started using hoop houses.  Locally produced eggs, milks, cheeses, meats, honey, and breads are a big draw for our customers.

Some of our local products:

Cheeses

Eggs

Goat’s Milk

Grains (Soy beans & flour, wheat berries & flour, cornmeal, red popcorn)

 Honey

Pekara Bread

Kilgus Milk

Meat (Dearing, PrairiErth, Witzig)

Produce

Soaps

Here’s a general list:

  • Ackerman Farms (Whole Wheat Flour, Wheat Berries, Soy Beans, Soy Flour, Corn Meal)
  • Kaeb Farm Red Popcorn
  • Kilgus Milk
  • Green Meadow Farm Goat Milk & Yogurt
  • Ropp Cheese
  • Ludwig Farmstead Cheese
  • Prairie Fruits Farm Goat Cheese
  • Eggs (Dearing, Grani’s Acres, Cascade)
  • Upton’s Seitan
  • Dandies Marshmallows
  • Date Lady Date Syrups/Sauces
  • Meat (Beef, Pork, Chicken)
  • Pekara Bread
  • Garlic Press Bread
  • Autumn Berry Inspired Jams
  • Kuntry Kettle Fruit Butters (Apple, Peach, Pumpkin)
  • Rawmio Nut Butters and Chocolates
  • Sasse’s Honey and beeswax
  • Kimberly’s Kupboard Salves and Balms
  • Ziba Soaps
  • Natural Mystic Soaps

Central Illinois Buy Fresh Buy Local Guide

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What are all those beans about?

Some customers look puzzled when, after asking if they’d like a bag for their items, we hand them a bean.  So here’s the deal:

Anytime you  bring your own bag or go without one, we give you a bean that is worth 5 cents to a local charity. You simply turn around and place your bean in the jar with the name of the charity you like.  Then we count up the beans and send a check  to the charity.  Some customers choose to throw in some extra change, which is also perfectly fine!

We have 4 jars up at a time that we collect for and we change the charities every 3 months.

Charities we collect for include:

Boys and Girls Club

Cattails Feline Rescue

Clare House

Community Health Care Clinic

Marcfirst

Mid Central Community Action

PATH Crisis

Recycling Furniture for Families

Sterile Feral

West Bloomington Revitalization Project

Wishbone Rescue

Common Ground is a Drop Off Location for TerraCycle

 

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Downtown Bloomington Association 

Monthly Specials

Check out the monthly specials listed here! Generally, specials change on the FIRST FRIDAY of each month.

Starting May 5th

 May Specials Special Regular
French Roast Coffee $8.99/lb $11.39/lb
Equal Exchange Chocolate Bars 2/$5 $3.79 ea
Bulk Organic Black Beans $1.29/lb $1.59/lb
Suncup/Free 2 B Chocolate Cups $2.49 ea $2.89 ea
Honest Tea Bottles $1.89 ea $2.19 ea
Honest Tea Cases $19.99 $26.29
Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant $8.89 ea $9.99 ea
Schmidt’s Tea Tree & Charcoal Deodorants $10.69 ea $11.99 ea
Jeff’s Stuffed Olives $5.69 ea $6.59 ea
Black Peppercorns (Bulk) $1.75/oz $2.00/oz
Gourmet Peppercorn Blend (Bulk) $1.75/oz $2.00/oz
Yakima Applewood Smoked Salt (Bulk) $1.00/oz $1.25/oz
Aura Cacia Room & Body Spray $6.79 ea $7.99 ea