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!
Hazy Days Of Summer
With the onset of back to school, some schools already in full mode of starting for the season, recovering from the week of the fair, and last minute vacation plans taking place…don’t forget that we can help to make your lives so much easier!
Our market can be that bright spot of ease, locality, affordability, and all around good for you items, for both your food, and your home, and you…
I have put my own products in vacation mode, for this coming week. My daughter is relocating/moving to Florida, this week, and while she jets off, I am here, with all of her boxes and car, waiting on the moving company and car transport company to arrive and whisk her things to Florida. I was afraid that this would all take place, right on baking day for the market.
I will be back, next week…
Love to all…
Join the fun, and get your orders in, this week, to make your week happy, easy, and full of local goodness!
Wednesday Comes Calling
And, it’s calling for you…and your orders…by 8am, this morning!!
Your market manager was scarce, in blogging, this week. My daughter is home, preparing to make a big move into a big new job in a far away state…so, my time has been divided between her, the move, and with Hippie and the Farmer, as we burned the midnight oil, all last week, finishing the construction and painting of our new mobile festival kitchen, and as we spent the weekend in music festival mania…
So, it’s back to reality time…and ordering time…
Give it to me…
And, we are back!!
Live!! Ready for action! Throw us those orders!!
Sky Was Yellow, And The Sun Was Blue
Well there ain’t nothin’ wrong with the way she moves,
All scarlet begonias or a touch of the blues…
Scarlet Begonias-Grateful Dead…
Just showing the love, today, to all things Jerry Garcia, as we roll into the last days, of the Days Between. The sweet sad days between his birthday of August 1 until his death on August 9…each and every year, since he left us, I pay tribute, so today, this is my song for you…
And, it’s my reminder that the market will be closing for the week, at 8am…get your moves on, and your orders in…
Hey all of you groovy groovsters, customers of the market…
If you have not yet ordered for the week, you still have until tomorrow at 8am to do so!
The market is in full swing, even with the excitement of the fair!! We don’t want you to miss out on all of the fun, or be sad, on Thursday, when you realize that you forgot to place your orders!!
Groove it out with the market groove line…
Happy Fair Week!!
We know it’s a busy week, but we are here for your local needs!!
It's A New Way!
Just a reminder that it is market order pick up, today, from 4:30-6:00pm!!
And…that also is a reminder that the pick up will be just a tad different!! You will find your customer name, on the printed order form, with your order items!! Also, go to the fridge, and/or freezer, to collect any of those items.
Then, proceed to the desk, to pay Kim for your market orders!
Simple…and we love you for it!!!
AND…Kim will also have a limited supply of her dog treats for SALE!! Bring a little extra cash, and give your pup some LOVE…
It’s Wednesday morning, and we close the market in one hour!!
I know that so many of you are busy getting ready for the fair, but if you are not, and have a few minutes, why not throw us your weekly orders? We will love you for it!
Rainy Days and Mondays...
But…don’t let it get you down…
Instead, use the bit of gloomy, drizzling downtime to place your market orders!!
We love to put the sunshine into your week, and today, I think we could use those sunshine vibes…
Go ahead…you know the week ahead of you is going to be a crazy one. Maybe you are getting ready for the Champaign County Fair, maybe you are coming and going from vacation, or maybe you are just crazy busy with the summer days…let us make your life a bit easier!!