The Weblog

The local foods movement is alive and well in Champaign County! Here are some updates on other projects while we finalize our virtual market:

Local Producers Map:
Our local producers map is ready for publication and you will soon be able to find it on gochampaign.com. Copies will be distributed around the community, in the local telephone book, and other “hangouts”. The guide lists the location and contact information for nearly 50 local producers within our county. The map was a project of the Local Food Council and printed with the help of some local sponsors including the Monument Square District, Champaign Bank, the Community Improvement Corporation, the Chamber of Commerce, the Farm Bureau and others. It is a great start to finding a local source for Champaign County’s finest!



 
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Red and Black!


No…it’s not a school chant, it’s to let you know that not only do we have red raspberries, on the market, but we now also have the black raspberries!! My personal favorite!!

So, let’s all chant…red and black, red and black!!! And, get those orders in for these delicious SEASONAL gems!!! Remember…they don’t last long, and you want to enjoy them while the season allows us!!

Thanks, Champaign Berry Farm!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Market Love!


It’s Thursday evening, and that means it’s time to open another week of ordering fun!

Don’t miss out on the local love!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

How The Garden Grows!


Today! Your market managers will have limited quantities of organic produce from the Hippie and the Farmer gardens!

Russian Kale!
Leaf Lettuce!
Mescaline Lettuce!
Sugar Snap Peas!
Mini Cucumbers!

Cash and Carry!

Afternoon Delight


Sky rockets in flight
Afternoon delight
Afternoon delight
Afternoon delight…
(Afternoon Delight-Starland Vocal Band)

The music of my preteen summers…transistor radio, sitting poolside, soaking up the rays….

And, here we are, a summer afternoon, and I am feeling so delightful because…

RED RASPBERRIES HAVE JUST BEEN ADDED!

The seasonal delightfulness continues thanks to Champaign Berry Farm!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Hey Now!


It’s Tuesday, and that means you have until tomorrow, at 6am, to make your orders happen!

Let’s get groovy!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Happy Sunday!


And, Happy Father’s Day, and happy summer break, and happy everything!

I know it’s a holiday like weekend, but don’t let that deter you from your market ordering!

You don’t want the market to close on Wednesday, without you on board with your orders!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Cold, Rain, and ??


What’s next on this mid day in June?

Let’s hope we begin to see a climb in temperatures, some sunshine, and some summertime fun!

The market is opening, again, for the week, and we say hello, to Kennedy Farms, with their seasonal produce! They will be adding things for the week!

We also have fresh cut flowers back on the market, and I saw them, this evening, and they are beautiful!

So much to order! So much to bring the sunshine back into your days!

Remember…as the season continues, more and more produce will be making it’s way to us!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Today’s Orders!


Hello!

If you are a market customer, today, I will have all orders arranged for each customer, but you will need to grab your own orders, and pay at the desk, unless you keep a card on file!

Thank you!
Cosmic Pam

The Earth Laughs In Flowers!


And…fresh florals are back!

Flowers, and hey, flour!

We have gluten free flour! Or, if baking your own isn’t your gig, we have delicious gluten free products!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

The Sun Is Up...


…the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so are you…
(Dear Prudence-The Beatles)

But, really…have you been outside, this morning? It’s so lovely…

And, the other lovely thing? Getting your orders in!!

I got a text from Beth, at Harrigan’s Harvest, and this could very well be the last week for asparagus!!! ORDER!!!

And, don’t forget, you also need fresh lettuce, from Old Souls for all of your salad needs!!

And, it’s grilling weather, and we’ve got that covered with all of the frozen meat selections!

Breads? Soups? Sweets? Eggs? Maple Syrup? Soaps? Oils? You need it ALL!!! Dog treats for the furry friends? Pies?

…won’t you come out to play?

Go ahead…crank up the song, you know you are singing it!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam