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!
Golden Ray Of Sun!
A beautiful day that found me in the gardens!
How did you spend your sunshine day?
Well, tonight, you should try to spend a little after hours time, getting your orders in!
We close for the week, tomorrow, at 6am! Show us some of that sunshine love!
Red and Black!
No…it’s not a school chant, it’s to let you know that not only do we have red raspberries, on the market, but we now also have the black raspberries!! My personal favorite!!
So, let’s all chant…red and black, red and black!!! And, get those orders in for these delicious SEASONAL gems!!! Remember…they don’t last long, and you want to enjoy them while the season allows us!!
Thanks, Champaign Berry Farm!!
It’s Thursday evening, and that means it’s time to open another week of ordering fun!
Don’t miss out on the local love!
How The Garden Grows!
Today! Your market managers will have limited quantities of organic produce from the Hippie and the Farmer gardens!
Sugar Snap Peas!
Cash and Carry!
Sky rockets in flight
(Afternoon Delight-Starland Vocal Band)
The music of my preteen summers…transistor radio, sitting poolside, soaking up the rays….
And, here we are, a summer afternoon, and I am feeling so delightful because…
RED RASPBERRIES HAVE JUST BEEN ADDED!
The seasonal delightfulness continues thanks to Champaign Berry Farm!
It’s Tuesday, and that means you have until tomorrow, at 6am, to make your orders happen!
Let’s get groovy!
And, Happy Father’s Day, and happy summer break, and happy everything!
I know it’s a holiday like weekend, but don’t let that deter you from your market ordering!
You don’t want the market to close on Wednesday, without you on board with your orders!
Cold, Rain, and ??
What’s next on this mid day in June?
Let’s hope we begin to see a climb in temperatures, some sunshine, and some summertime fun!
The market is opening, again, for the week, and we say hello, to Kennedy Farms, with their seasonal produce! They will be adding things for the week!
We also have fresh cut flowers back on the market, and I saw them, this evening, and they are beautiful!
So much to order! So much to bring the sunshine back into your days!
Remember…as the season continues, more and more produce will be making it’s way to us!
If you are a market customer, today, I will have all orders arranged for each customer, but you will need to grab your own orders, and pay at the desk, unless you keep a card on file!
The Earth Laughs In Flowers!
And…fresh florals are back!
Flowers, and hey, flour!
We have gluten free flour! Or, if baking your own isn’t your gig, we have delicious gluten free products!