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Common Ground Food Co-Op hosting sausage cook-out this Saturday

If you’re unfamiliar with Piemonte Sausages, it’s one of the coolest unsung businesses in Champaign-Urbana. Hailing from Urbana, they make authentic Italian sausage for our eating enjoyment. If that has you excited, hold on to your hats for this one:

This Saturday, they’ll be grilling out at Common Ground Food Co-Op between 10 am and 1 pm.

Included sausages will be: “Bernie’s Classic Fennel and Hot and Cantalupo as well as our new Birra Italiano.”

For more info, RSVP to the Facebook Event here, and read the description of Piemonte Sausages below:

Susan (Carano) and Claude Cole started making sausage for the family and friends over 25 years ago. Family and friends encourage them to offer their uniquely, delicious sausages for sale. In 2013, Susan and Claude began exploring the viability of commercial sausage production and sale. They purchased and tasted sausage products currently available and had an informal sausage tasting with objective tasters. None of the products stood up to Piemonte Sausage. In 2014, after obtaining a State of Illinois Meat Processing License, Susan and Claude began selling Piemonte Sausage to local markets and chefs. As fourth generation sausage makers, they are continuing the fine family tradition.

Our sausages are made from locally sourced all natural pork, chicken and other ingredients. Many of the sausages we produce are based on family recipes and others are regional or seasonal favorites. Throughout the year, we produce Bernie’s Classic Sweet (Mild), Bernie’s Classic Hot, and Bernie’s Classic Fennel. Our distinctive varieties of artisanal sausage, including regional Italian sausages and other local favorites such as Holiday Apple, Cranberry Pecan and Chicken, Jalapeno, Basil, have their own unique flavors and stories. We also work with customers to develop and produce private label sausage.

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