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!
Sing Me A Song
Give me a beat, rock my soul…you get the vibe!
Now, let’s get this grooviness started!
We are back, ready for your orders, and….
We are going back to our Wednesday morning closing time!
The Tuesday cut off was just not working, so Old Souls has given us the ok to go back to our closing time, BUT, instead of 8am, we will close the market at 6am, so all of you Tuesday night customers can still have the market open!
Now, all you need to do is get your orders in!
Go ahead…sing me a song…
The Last Call Dance
Hello…don’t forget about our new Tuesday evening closing for the week!!
Go ahead, you still have 15 minutes…but, don’t wait, because we want to see everyone at the market pick up, on Thursday!!
Don’t forget that you only have until 8pm the show us some love!!
It’s our new order closing time, and we don’t want you to miss the fun!
To be born again
In another world
In another time
In another place
So far away…
(Astral Weeks-Van Morrison)
Quite possibly one of my favorite Van Morrison’s songs/albums. And, one of my favorite Irish singer/songwriters. How very fitting, on this day of the Irish, as this girl, who has one side of her family, hailing from Galway, to be listening to, today…
And, on this very sunshine, luck of the Irish kind of day, why not take a bit of time to look through all of the products that we have to offer? Why not place your weekly order, or learn how easy it is to place an order for the very first time.
We are very close to celebrating our 7th year in existence, and, I couldn’t be more proud of this market, of our large variety of products, and the strength of our many vendors. But, through it all, we are only as strong as our ordering customer base, of which we are forever grateful!!
We’ve added so much, just for you, and we hope to see your smiling faces, this Thursday, at market pick up…
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling…
Hey, there…it’s that magical time of the week where we reopen this little local market of love to you, our lovely customers!!
We love seeing you, we love having you as our customer ordering base, and we love to meet up with you, on Thursdays, to deliver all of the goodness that this market has to offer.
Go ahead…jump right in, get your list together, and make your week an easy one by ordering from the friendliest market around!
I am opening the market tonight with nothing but love…and, a song…and a smile…
Let’s all sing a song, show some love, and make the smiles go around when you place your market orders!
Remember…we now close the market on Tuesdays at 8pm…
Did you forget? I know…so much to get used to. First, the time change! Look at that brightness, out there, still!!
And, the new market closing hour of tonight, in about 10 minutes!
If you hurry, you can still make it!!
Closing time will only be sad time, if you miss getting your weekly order in!
Did You Sail Across The Sun?
Now that she’s back in the atmosphere
With drops of Jupiter in her hair, hey, hey
She acts like summer and walks like rain
Reminds me that there’s time to change, hey, hey
Since the return of her stay on the moon
She listens like spring and she talks like June, hey, hey
(Drops Of Jupiter-Train)
Well, hello, hey there, yes, your market manager just landed back into reality, yesterday afternoon. Back in the atmosphere, back from the sun, beach, water…
And, getting my groove back, while monitoring your little local market of love…
Remember, to be able to get our lettuce orders in for market pickup, on Thursday, I MUST close the market, now, at 8pm, on Tuesday evenings…
Don’t be left sad, and uninformed…we can make this work because it’s how we used to run the market hours in the very early days…
I can hardly wait to see all of you at the Thursday pickup!!
All you need to do is…order!
I have been so off the grid, off social media, and not even taking pictures because my brain is on vacation!
But, I totally forgot to take myself off of vacation mode, since I will be returning on Monday!
So….Cosmic Charlie is back on the market!
Kimmy Shark dog cookies are now called, Barkery Creations!
We now have a new vendor, Allison, with Seed and Sparrow!
Ok…be back to you, soon!
Greetings From Florida!
Hello, little market of love customers!
I’m in FLA, enjoying the sunshine vibes, so it’s short and sweet, tonight, but I need you to listen up!!
We will now need to close out the market on Tuesday evenings, at 8pm!
Old Soals needs extra time to process orders, so we are going to accommodate that! Also, in the coming weeks, they are adding basil, and spinach!!
What I now need from you….order, order early, and let’s make this work as a group effort!!
Thanks, so much, and you know I love you!
See you, soon!
Right Time Of The Night...
Sun goes down on a silky day
Quarter moon walkin’ through the Milky Way…
Jennifer Warnes-Right Time Of The Night
Anyone now in a sappy 70s mood for music? Well, I was singing this, in my head, as I started writing my weblog, to tell you that it is the perfect time of the night, to get your orders in…
We are here for you, and ready to take your orders up until Wednesday at 8am!
Your market manager is leaving on vacay, tomorrow, and your co-manager will be so sad if he doesn’t see all of your happy faces, at market pick up!
Come on…show your local market, a big dose of love!