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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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Monday, Monday...


Has it been a moody Monday for you? A go get ‘em kind of Monday? An easy Monday, or a bury your head kind of Monday?

No matter what kind of Monday you are experiencing, we can put some peaceful love into the beginning of your week, to take you into the rest of the week to make things all easy!

Get your market orders in, and your week will thank you!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Happy, Happy Thursday!!


I was shopping, the other day, and the place was playing tunes, and one of them was the song, Happy!

It was infectious to bop around to, and it’s how this market makes me feel…just always a big Happy dance!

Let’s all get happy, together, and groove our orders in!!!

Let’s do this…let’s all get…Happy!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Today’s Market!


Your market managers just picked yellow squash, zucchini, and cucumbers!

We are bringing them to market pick up!

Cash and carry! Everything is .50/each!

Today’s Market!


Your market managers just picked yellow squash, zucchini, and cucumbers!

We are bringing them to market pick up!

Cash and carry! Everything is .50/each!

The Barkery!


Just a note that going forward, if you need to order dog treats from Kim, at The Barkery, orders need to be in by Tuesday evenings, at 7pm!

She makes them all fresh, per order, and in her process, the treats need a drying processs which takes time!

So, remember, if orders contain her dog treats, make sure to get them in by Tuesdays!

Kim appreciates your business, and just wants to bring you the best product!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Keep It Coming, Love!


Keep it comin’ love
Keep it comin’ love
Don’t stop it now, don’t stop it no
Don’t stop it now, don’t stop it
Keep it comin’ love
Keep it comin’ love
Don’t stop it now, don’t stop it no
Don’t stop it now, don’t stop it…
(KC and the Sunshine Band)

And, how I feel about this week’s market! It’s a great market, and I want to remind you that we close out the orders, tomorrow, at 6am! So, if you still need to keep the love coming our way, you need to get your orders ready!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Hot, Hot, Hot!


And, I don’t mean just the weather!

This market is on fire, and we show no signs of cooling off!

We’ve got seasonal berries from Champaign Berry Farm! We have new produce vendors from Queen’s Garden! We have the return of Lippincott Honey!!

And, we’ve got all of your year round favorites!!

We are your market superstars! Thank you for letting us shine for you!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Red and White...


…Blue suede shoes
I’m Uncle Sam, how do you do?

Wave that flag, wave it wide and high
Summertime done, come and gone, my, oh, my
(US Blues-Grateful Dead)

One of my must listen to songs for this lovely Fourth Day Of July!

Hello, market customers, welcome back!! We’ve missed you, we hope that you have had a glorious day of celebrating, and now we are getting back to market business!

Since we’ve been gone, we’ve added more produce vendors, I’ve added a summer selection of soups, Hippie and the Farmer have added new varieties of frozen dinners, some of our vendors have been busy networking in the trenches, and others have added more product!

Here we are…winding down this July 4th, and ready to take you into this next season of summer…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Vacation!


Hello, market customers!!

Just a quick note to say that the market will be on vacation, this coming week, to celebrate the July 4 holiday!!

So, go, have fun, take a break, and then get ready to order when I reopen the market in the evening of July 4!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Today's Market!


Hello, lovely customers!!

If you ordered, this week, I will have your order forms lined up, with products. If you have products in the fridge, and freezer, I will group them, together, with your names!

Tonight will be a self serve market! Don’t forget to pay the at the desk, if you are not a pre-pay customer!!

If your bill needed adjusting with a credit, from last week’s basil, I already adjusted it, prior to sending my reports, so the total you are given at check out at the desk, is your revised total!

I need to be elsewhere, this evening, and also need to do prep work for Saturday, and an interview that is taking place for me, telling the story of this little market!

Thank you for being so kind in taking care of your orders, this evening!

Pam