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!
You have a whole evening, and into tomorrow morning at 8am, to get your orders in!!
Plenty of time to kick back, look through the market, and check things off your grocery list!! What an easy way to shop for all of your favorite local items from all of your favorite local vendors, from your favorite little local market of love!!
We have more and more seasonal produce, each week, with more to come!! We have your year round favorites, and we pack it all up, just for you, and greet you with a smile, as you arrive for your order.
Let’s rock it! You get bonus time, now, each Tuesday evening!!
Go show us some LOVE…it’s already a rockin’ week for the market!! Let’s give it another dose of love…
Suddenly, It's Monday
Your market manager is making her way back to realty!
I am so sorry that the market opened, late, this weekend! I was secluded in a lovely lake house in North Carolina, with the most epic of high school reunions!
I had zero internet service, and while at first, I freaked out, but then I gave in, and lived and laughed and loved my favorite people who were the first loves of my life!!
It has been so long since I have let myself go be free, away, on vacation!
So, while I hope you all understand, this volunteer market manager had the time of her life!
Go, order, the seasonal items are rockin!
I am on vacay! No internet service!
My friend drove me to the top of a hill to
open the market!!
That’s right!! It’s that time!!! Raspberries are on the market!!! Get your orders in!!
It’s that time!! A new week, a new market!!
Let’s get down to it!!
Can't You Hear Me Knockin'?
Can’t you hear me knockin’ on your window
Can’t you hear me knockin’ on your door…
(Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’-Rolling Stones)
Go ahead, whatever you are doing, grab this song, turn it up, and let your soul just go…
Oh, and, while you are letting your soul go, picture me singing these words to you, because I am knockin’ on your doors, and windows, to remind you that you have until 8am, this morning, to place your orders!!
In a half hour, we close up shop for the week!! Don’t miss out…
Don't Worry, Be Happy!!
Be happy that the market no longer closes on Tuesday evenings!!
This means that you have until tomorrow morning, at 8am, to get your orders in!!
The night is yours to do what you want…just don’t forget to throw us your love…
Because Love grows where my Rosemary goes
And nobody knows like me…
(Love Grows-Edison Lighthouse)
Each week, I feel the love in this little local market. From customers, from vendors, from the YMCA…it’s all a huge circle of love radiating right from this market. It takes a lot to see continued growth, and at times, you wonder if the whole plant is just going to wither and give up, but then a new wave happens, a new growth spurt, and new blossom, and things continue on with the growing plan…
Our market has periods of huge growth, we have periods of stagnant growth, we have periods of steady as she goes growth…but one thing is constant…we never wither or give up!
This week, we welcome a new gluten free baker to the mix!! She is our youngest vendor, and I hope to publish her bio, soon!! Her name is Madison, and we are excited to welcome her to this growth spurt!!
We also are seeing more and more seasonal items pop in for a visit!! Please remember to take advantage, now, and order all that you can!! Since it’s all seasonal, it won’t be around forever!!
It’s a beautiful sunshine day, today!! Take advantage of it, but first, throw us an order of love!!
Has your Monday been manic or mellow?
However your day has been, it will make it all better by placing your market orders!!
Once, Again, We Are Live!!
Another week open!!