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 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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To Every Season

To everything, turn, turn, turn,
There is a season, turn, turn, turn,
(The Byrds)

Here we are, heading into November, and delving deeper into the season…let’s kivk the month off with a whole lot of love and orders!

Cosmic Pam

It's Getting Spooky!

Good morning!! And, look at this…we are at the end of October with just two days before the town’s trick or treat, and Halloween!!

We realize that this week’s market pick up will be happening on trick or treat night, but you can always order, and groove in, right at opening, grab your orders from us, and be home, just in time to dress everyone in costume, and hit the streets…

Our market will close, tomorrow morning, at 6am, so don’t make it a ghoulish week, out there, by neglecting to order…

Cosmic Pam

The Thursday Groove

And, here we go, opening up the market for another week of grooviness…

We love having you back!

Cosmic Pam

The Honeyed Haze

It’s that time of the day when the sunshine dissolves into that golden haze that looks like honey as the light fades into the soon to be evening.

I’ve just poured a glass of wine, listening to Sweet Virginia by The Rolling Stones, and making dinner.

At the same time, I’m thinking about what orders I will be placing at the market before we close, for the week, in the morning.

Will you be folllowing me?

Cosmic Pam

Sunday Wake Up Call

Good morning, little local market of love customers…this is your market manager, giving you a Sunday, hello, and reminding you that it is a good day to get your orders in!!

Cosmic Pam

The Beat Goes On

….the beat goes on…

And, so does the market…another week is in the books, and here we are, opening for another week of fall fun…

La di da di doo….

Cosmic Pam

Come And Get Your Love...

…at our little local market of love!

You have until 6am, tomorrow morning, to throw us your orders…

Cosmic Pam

Pleasant Valley Sunday

The local rock group down the street
Is trying hard to learn their song…
(Pleasant Valley Sunday-The Monkees)

Well, if you are my age, maybe a bit older, maybe a bit younger, you very well spent time, watching, The Monkees. Their tv show, their concert clips. I LOVED them. And, I always felt that they were way cooler than what the public felt.

Later, in my always readings, about all things rock history, I discovered their coolness, their ties to The Grateful Dead, and their desire to break out of the cheesy tv show mode that they were doing.

This song is about breaking out of the ho hum of suburban comforts, breaking out of the norm, the need to break away…

This market, while on the scene, now, for many years, still seems to be apart from the norm. To some, still cutting edge. To others, still a mystery.

But, we continue with our following…our band of Pleasant Valley followers, who also like jumping away from the norm, jumping away from the big box places, and putting their shopping needs, and trust, with us.

We WILL HAVE DAIRY on, very soon!!!

And…we have so MUCH fall goodness in produce, still on the market!!!

AND…Hippie and the Farmer will be adding more varieties of frozen dinners!!!

AND…Cosmic soups will be back on, for the fall and winter months!!!

The summer months all have growers busy with this market, outdoor markets, businesses that boom in the peak seasons, and now, everyone is able to shift the focus back to the market we love….our own Pleasant Valley break out of the norm…

It’s Sunday, your market manager is not as crazy busy, and done with her wayward vacations, and am ready to begin my Weblog nagging, via music, to remind you to get back to ordering…

As always, my love for you runs deep…

Cosmic Pam


n the cool of the evenin’ when ev’rything is gettin’ kind of groovy…

It’s that spooky kind of month, setting the stage for all things Halloween. And, while you are busy getting all groovy, and spooky, think about throwing us a groovy kind of love…

Welcome back…we are here for all your groovy needs…

Cosmic Pam

Saying Happy Tuesday!

Your market manager is away on vacation but I return, tomorrow, and would love to see your orders flooding in on my last day away!

Sing your song, groove your groove, and send your orders on the love train…

Cosmic Pam