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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Must Be The Season...


You got to pick up every stitch
Two rabbits runnin’ in the ditch
Beatnicks out to make it rich
Oh no, must be the season of the witch…
(Must Be The Season Of The Witch-Donovan)

A little Halloween magic music to go with this magical market, this week!!

We are continuously killing it in numbers, customers and love, people…and, it can only continue to climb.

This week’s ordering ends, this morning, at 8am…

We have lettuces, greens, fall vegetables, pesto, soup, freezer dinners, dairy, eggs, maple syrup, honey, bread, meats, jams, jellies, end of the season berries, spices, garlic, dog treats, soaps, lip balms, oils, mustards, jalapeno sweetness, fresh herbs, gluten free flour, sweets, gluten free baked goods, candles, coffee, farm crafted goods, soft red winter wheat…we’ve got so much!!

Go, order, I will see you at 8am!!

XOXO,

Cosmic Pam

Intro to new vendors, Kennedy Farms?


Kennedy Farms is a small-scale farm run by two people, who are dedicated to growing, and raising food in a sustainable humane way. The farm is solar powered, and off grid. Over the past 3 years we have lovingly built a flourishing farm eco-system that includes our animals, bees, flowers, vegetables and wild inhabitants. We go beyond using organic methods in our quest to build an example of a sustainable agriculture system that is kind to the environment, and works with the existing eco-system, rather than trying to change it to suit our purpose and needs. If you see it in our market booth, we raised it with our own two hands without the use of heavy machinery.

Your support is what we depend on for the future of our farm, and the planet we all share. Recently, we have received lots of questions about our farm, and thought that you the consumer would like to know more about what we do, how we do it, and how that compares to other producers. If you buy from us at market you are getting the very best that we have to offer, and we are always working to do better!

Kennedy Farms
7041 Cable Road
Cable, OH 43009
kennedyfarmsohio@icloud.com
(937) 802-3986
FB: kennedyfarmsohio
IG: kennedy_farmz_ohio

At Kennedy Farms all of our hens live a life in the sunshine on green pastures. We rotationally graze our ladies using two large mobile chicken coops. They are an important part of our farm eco-system. Pecking and scratching through our pasture helps maintain the area for our other animals, and their rich manure is about all the fertilizer our plants need. They get up to 25% of their diet from our pasture, and we feed them a NON GMO supplemental feed to keep them healthy and happy.

At Kennedy Farms all of our hens live a life in the sunshine on green pastures. We rotationally graze our ladies using two large mobile chicken coops. They are an important part of our farm eco-system. Pecking and scratching through our pasture helps maintain the area for our other animals, and their rich manure is about all the fertilizer our plants need. They get up to 25% of their diet from our pasture, and we feed them a NON GMO supplemental feed to keep them healthy and happy.

**This is from a brochure that is available from them, that they take to markets!! If you have further questions, I am sure there will be brochures at our market site!!

We welcome our newest vendors!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Fall Produce


In addition to the amazing offerings of Old Souls Farm, we now also have produce offerings from Kennedy Farms!

Get your orders in!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Introducing...


New vendor, Kennedy Farms, coming to us from Cable, Ohio! You can read their bio under the Grower’s Tab, or visit their Facebook page…

https://www.facebook.com/kennedyfarmsohio/

We are excited to welcome them to the market family!! They have added two products, so far…eggs, and pesto…

And, speaking of Facebook…you can find most of our vendors on Facebook, as well as our market…

Ok…get to ordering…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Black Magic Woman


You got your spell on me baby
You got your spell on me baby
Yes, you got your spell on me baby…
(Black Magic Woman-Fleetwood Mac)

We just want to put our spell, onto you, with all of our dazzling products, new products, new vendors…it’s totally bewitching in this month of October…

So, let’s get down to this…your market managers were busy from Thursday until yesterday, catering a super long wedding event. Thursday dinner, Friday dinner, Saturday dinner. The crowd, each night, raved about the food. The freshness of it. The taste. The appearance. Some have never tasted a real roasted carrot drizzled in local honey. They have never tasted meat that comes straight from a farm. They have never tasted bread quite like they were offered.

And, it was with such pride that we were able to talk about not only what we do as Hippie and the Farmer, but also what we do, individually, with Oakview Farm Meats, and Cosmic Charlie Baking and Bread. But, it didn’t stop there. As I was serving them their salads, heavy in organic kale, I was also able to talk to them about this market. It’s many vendors. The concept of this market. The ease. The amazing products. And, it brought me such pride to not only talk about the market, but to add names, such as all of the vendor business names. And, as I listened to myself talk, I felt myself beaming with pride. I told them about the amazing customer base, and how easy it was to become a customer. How easy it was to order, pick up, and go on your way, each Thursday.

And, soon, there will be an even easier way for you to use this market…and, as soon as all the details are worked out, we will unveil the next level…

Until then…keep letting us put a spell on you, with our dazzling magic…

It is Monday, and the market will be open until Wednesday morning, at 8am!!

XOXO,

Cosmic Pam

And, Just Like That...


Summer days drifted into fall like weather as we now have a definite chill to the air!

The night is crisp, the breeze is cool, the moon is a beautiful October crescent moon, and we look forward to ushering in this week’s market with you!

It’s a wonderful night for a moon dance…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Correction!


Just a correction to the previous email that I sent about State Of The Plate!

It is October 21!! Not August 21!!

Carry on!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Coming Clean


Also…when the market opens, tonight, we see the return of Laura Miller of ELM Tree Essentials…her soaps and oils are market favorites!!

Here is a word from Laura:

Hello! We got really low on stock due to some big orders hitting at once! We went on vacation mode for a few weeks and hit the soap making hard! We are pleased to tell you that the first few batches of soap will be ready for this week’s market! Sweet Orange Clove, Tea Tree Lavender, and Pink Grapefruit are available now, and more of our scents will be added each week—including our Holiday ones—so be on the lookout!!! FYI, this will likely be our last batch of Pink Grapefruit, so if it’s your favorite get it while you can!!!

Werewolves Of London


I saw a werewolf drinking a piña colada at Trader Vic’s…
(One of my favorite lines from a song…and, perfect to add to our October Market Playlist…who will be the lucky winner of the cd?-Warren Zevon)

A HUGE thank you to all of you who placed orders, this week!! You are bringing such love, fun, and excitement back to the market, on your end, and I hope that we are bringing it back to you!!

Tonight, we have many customers, and much product. Your market managers will be onsite, handing out your orders, but we need to groove out of there, by 5:15ish, as we are kicking off a three day catering event, and tonight is night numero uno!! So, if you are at the Y, after we leave, your orders will be grouped together…look on the shelves, the fridge, and the freezer…but, we hope we get to see all of you before we leave!!

As always…thank you for being so amazing!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

It's Magic


It’s magic you know
Never believe it’s not so
It’s magic you know
Never believe it’s not so…
(It’s Magic-Pilot)

Keeping with the magical theme to our October/Halloween play list…we have this gem from 1975. If you were a pre-teen in the 70s, and you lived by AM radio, this song was it!

And, maybe it’s magic, maybe this market was just due for a huge comeback, maybe it’s these sparkling weblogs that I am back to writing, maybe it’s the amazing vendors of the market, but whatever this magical spark is, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!

This market has bounced back by crazy numbers, and we are forever in awe of our loyal, magical, and, returning customers from so long ago!!

Here’s to putting the magic in you day!

And…the market closes for the week, in a half hour, at 8am…

Go work your magic!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam