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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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

Don’t Let Go!


Just sitting outside, enjoying this perfect weather, sipping a glass of wine and listening to Jerry Garcia, hence the Weblog title!

“Oo-wee, This feelin’s killin’ me;
Ah shucks, I wouldn’t stop for a million bucks.”

I just can’t stop the love that I have for this market, the customers, the vendors, and the products!

Now, let’s get this lovefest rolling another week, as I open the market for all of your amazing orders!

Don’t let go…just keep showing us the love!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Let The Sunshine In


When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius…
(The 5th Dimension)

We are on a roll with the beautiful sunshine! Let your spirits soar, and make us your source for your inner sunshine, while you take in the physical sunshine!

We’ve got so much to choose from, with more and more to come, each week!

Go ahead…let the sunshine in, and then, get your orders in!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Let The Sunshine In


When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius…
(The 5th Dimension)

We are on a roll with the beautiful sunshine! Let your spirits soar, and make us your source for your inner sunshine, while you take in the physical sunshine!

We’ve got so much to choose from, with more and more to come, each week!

Go ahead…let the sunshine in, and then, get your orders in!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Another Happy Thursday!


Made even better by opening the market for another week of ordering fun!!

Thank you to Stoll Farm/Vernon Family Beef for coming out to give samples, and chat with the customers, and Y members, about their grass fed beef, their story, and their recipes for their product!

Ok…it may be raining/sunshine/crazy out there, but right here, we are always steady, and ready for your market love!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Strawberry Fields Forever!


FYI! Hippie and the Farmer will have 1/2 quart containers of their organically grown strawberries, today, at market pick up!

3.00/half quart! Cash and carry!

Sweet as honey!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam
The Hippie

Stoll Farm/Vernon Family Beef


Don’t forget to come out to the market, tomorrow, between 4:30-6:00pm, to sample the grass fed beef!!

Meet your farmers! Sample their products!

It’s always fun when the vendors set up!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Reminder!


The market closes, tomorrow, at 6am, for this week!!

Get your orders in!

I will see you on the flip side!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Thursday Fun!


Hello, lovely customers of the market!!

First, welcome to another week of ordering fun!! You guys are going crazy with the orders, and we LOVE you for it!! Keep it coming, love!!

Second…we never know how long the asparagus season is so you need to continue you the love, while it’s still around!!

Third…no matter if you will have orders to pick up on Thursday, or you just want to come out to visit the market, but we will have a special tasting set up with the Stoll Farm/Vernon Family Beef vendors!! Get excited, as they will be on site, all set up, with samples of their 100% grass fed beef!

Come out, grab some samples at the tasting, and get to know them!! Ask them questions, get their story, and continue to know your farmers…

Ok, let’s get this day going!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Happy Memorial Day!


Your wayward Hippie market manager is just in from the long weekend of musical fun!

And, it’s a sunshine holiday, but if you have a bit of downtime, remember to throw us some orders!

This week, we see the return of fresh flowers from Kim!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam