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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 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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Red, White, and....


And, us, the market!!

We hope that you had the sparkliest of holidays, and that you are ready to jump back into your little local market of love!!

Cosmic Pam

Stars, Stripes, and the Red, White, and Blue!

Happy Friday, market customers!!

Just letting you know that with the July 4th holiday upon us, and with it falling on a Wednesday, spilling into Thursday, the market is going to take this week off as a vacation!!

We will reopen, for ordering, on the evening of July 5th!

Thank you! And, have a safe, and happy spirit filled week!

Cosmic Pam

One Hour!

There is still one hour left in this week’s market, to get your orders in!!

Cosmic Pam

Washing Dishes

Singing from the garden
Where everything reaches for the sun…
(Washing Dishes-Jack Johnson)

I love listening to tunes from Jack Johnson in the early morning hours, as I am waiting on coffee, while sipping lemon water. I love putting Jack Johnson tunes on while I am making dinner, and I love putting his music on when I am entertaining, or having girls over for wine and snacks. His music is the perfect backdrop for any part of the day, any occasion.

This particular song has the verse that I used, today, because, well, it is the season where all growing, all gardens, are beginning to produce, all reaching for the sun.

On the market, this week, we have added organically grown lettuces. We have berries back from Champaign Berry Farms. The seasonal items that make the market shine even more, during the growing months. But, don’t forget…we don’t have the delicacy of the raspberries, for long. Just like the strawberries, and the asparagus, they will go fast, because they are seasonal gems of beauty…

Take a moment to indulge in the seasonal bounties, and to add from our vast selections of market items, that we boast, year round…

Cosmic Pam

Welcome Back!

We are back for another week of ordering fun!

We thank you for shopping our market!

Cosmic Pam

No Time for Tears...

…because, there is still time to get your orders in!!

This is your last call for the market, and we have so much to offer!!

Also…next week, get excited over the Hippie and the Farmer with their all organically grown lettuces!!

But…until then…order all of the other goodness!!

Cosmic Pam

Local Love Connection

And, we are here to help you connect to the local love vibe!!

The market is now open for the week!!

Get that love like feeling!! Place your orders!!

Cosmic Pam

Market Fun!!

It’s Thursday, and we would like to thank everyone who ordered for the week, from the bottom of our hearts!!

If you will be picking up your orders, today, there will be Hippie and the Farmer All Organic Strawberries, on the side, if you forgot to put them on your weekly order! Even if you didn’t order, you can stop by the market area, and grab a pint or two!! 3.00 a pint!!

Also…as a treat for your dogs, Kimmy Shark is leaving small bags of samples, to take home to your furry friends!! Watch how much your dogs love them, look at the goodness in the ingredients, and then feel good about ordering treats for your pal, too!!

OK!! See you at the market!!

Cosmic Pam

Time Keeps On Ticking...

And…it’s Wednesday!!

The time is ticking into the 8:00 hour, and that means it’s time to get your orders completed!!

And…in case you didn’t see, not only do we have strawberries, but Champaign Berry also added limited amounts of their first of the season, red raspberries!!

But…don’t stop there…we also have new flowers that have been added, and we have all of the other amazing products that are on the market, year round!!

See you at 8:00am…you have one hour!

Cosmic Pam

Tuesday Mania!

Your market managers have been crazy busy, this past weekend, with all things Hippie and the Farmer, getting ready to open for the season, busy with the strawberry UPick, busy with our individual businesses, and busy getting the gardens, greenhouse, and construction all accomplished, for our opening day, June 23, the first Saturday On The Farm, of the season!!

Soooo…here it is, Tuesday, and this is my reminder that the market will close, for the week, tomorrow morning…get your orders in!

Yes…we know that there is no lettuce…but our lettuce is coming on, strong, and will be added to the market, in the coming weeks! Along with our organic spinach, and chard!!

Yes…the asparagus is gone…Beth’s season has ended…

Yes…if you want strawberries, don’t wait…the season is short, but sweet!

Yes…not a lot of produce, yet…but, since we run the market, locally, according to the seasons, you get the best, of what comes into play, with each growth season. And now we are in the upswing of the growing season, and our producers will be adding produce, as it comes on…

Thank you for being amazing market customers!!

Cosmic Pam