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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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Market update!


Good evening customers! Just a quick but important announcement for everyone. Due to the Y being closed for the July 4th holiday, the market WILL NOT be open NEXT WEEK. While this has no bearing on our market this week, I am letting you know in order to shop for those much needed sauces, grilling meats, extra yogurt and so forth that you might need for those holiday meals. I will close the market tomorrow night at 8 pm and we will see everyone this Thursday as usual. However I will reopen it on Thursday July 4th to allow orders once again. If you find yourself needing an item from one of our vendors in the mean time, feel free to contact them directly or see if they vend at the Mechanicsburg market on Tuesdays, the North Lewisburg market on Thursdays, the St. Paris market on Fridays or the Urbana market on Saturdays. Many vend at the other markets and one of our goals is to help connect you to each of them! Thank you for your continued support of our market and our community!

A special special from Swisher Hill Herbs!


Charlene and Joe send this special news to you! "We have been experimenting with various bar-be-cue recipes to use during the week of the 4th when our son and his family come to visit. Well we have come up with what Charlene and I both think are real winners for pulled pork including homemade barbecue sauce, and a zesty red and green Cole Slaw. We have added the recipes to the locally grown data base, and in addition to our Sweet & Zesty Rub, to ensure everyone who wants to can try them we have added the following herbs and spices to product list.

Make your own Spiced Apple Mint Vinegar packet.
Ground Yellow Mustard
Whole Celery Seed"

Be sure to check out their blends!

Have a great Sunny Sunday! Happy Summer and know the market awaits you!

Http://champaignoh.locallygrown.net.

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Another start to a great market...


The market is open and awaits you! Thanks to the great helpers tonight and to our wonderful customers! We can’t do this without all of you! Check out some new items from Swisher Hill Herbs who I will feature later! Happy Thursday and have a great weekend!

Another start to a great market...


The market is open and awaits you! Thanks to the great helpers tonight and to our wonderful customers! We can’t do this without all of you! Check out some new items from Swisher Hill Herbs who I will feature later! Happy Thursday and have a great weekend!

Good morning!


Just a quick note that the market is open and ready for shopping! Walnut Ridge has added some beautiful live plants that are sure to pretty-up your patio or spruce up your spread! Check out the weekly specials and shop through tomorrow night at 8 pm.
Http://Champaignoh.locallygrown.net.

Please join us to put a face to your food! Have a super day!

Happy Sunshine To You!


Good day and hope you are doing well! The market is open and ready for you! Just a quick note that this is the sad time when I announce asparagus will be leaving us at the end of this week and strawberries are probably nearing their exit too! Act early and thank your vendors for such a tight,, busy season of fun as we have enjoyed both of them so very much!

Good news is though that Cosmic Pam will be back to help at market pick up this week and we so appreciate all of our great volunteers! Charlene and Michelle will handle things as well so please give them big, toothy grins when you see them!

Thank you customers and vendors! We so appreciate you!

PS…please give the Y staff a huge thank you too when you pay so they know how much we enjoy the ease and options of paying for our items! It sure makes our lives so much easier!!!

Have a super weekend!

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As I was late to remind you to order today I will leave the market open until 8:30. Hurry if you still would like something! Thank you!

Strawberries, strawberries!


Thank you everyone for such a great market tonight! Fun, fun and more fun! The market is open and ready for business. Hurry as strawberry and scape season will be over before we know it.

Find us at http://Champaignoh.locallygrown.net.

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Thank you everyone! See you Thursday!