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!
Tuesday Dose Of Love!
Show yourself some love by making your week a bit easier!! Place your order, for the week, and then sit back, enjoy, and breeze through on Thursday, to pick it all up with ease!
You have until tomorrow morning!
Just Like That!
Another market week opens!
There are a couple of vendors in vacation mode for next week!!
They will return soon, but sometimes, our vendors need a recharge!!
Thank you for always supporting this market!! You make it a lovely time, each week!!
You have until 8am to get your orders in before we close for this week!!
Go…don’t be late!!
It’s Tuesday, and an excellent day to begin thinking about any orders that you need for the upcoming weekend, and next week!!
The market closes, tomorrow, at 8am, so you have plenty of time to get your lists together!!
Opening the market, again, for everyone who may have missed out, this past week, for anyone who has ever thought about ordering, and for those ever loyal customers, who order, each and every week…
Our love for you is real…
I am opening things up, feel free to order like crazy, and I will be back to check on things, inspire you with witty blogs, and try to show you just how easy it is to order local, eat local, be local…
Go ahead…it’s cool…
It’s your Wednesday calling…
So, once again we watch a blissful holiday weekend just float on by. I hope you were able to spend it exactly the way you wanted or needed.
And, if you are like me, you are now one day behind, thinking it’s a Tuesday on a Wednesday.
I know you were busy, and not thinking about ordering, or this market, but the good news is that you still have until 8am, this morning, to groove it all together.
We understand that holidays and holiday weekends take a toll on our thought process. That is why we want you to know that we are here, and we can help ease you into the weekend. Which is coming up, already, again…
Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. In times like these, we stop and realize that we are all in a position to help, in some way.
In conjunction with the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, and the United Way of Clark, Champaign & Madison Counties, we will be helping out!
This week, on our market, there is a featured product for Hurricane Harvey. When you are placing your weekly orders, or if you would just like to donate to the relief fund, you can click on the listing. When you check out, you can edit the “quantity” of the product, to increase your donation, if you wish.
Right now, it is a 1.00 donation. Just shop that, as you would any product that is listed, and after the September 9th date, I will ask the YMCA to submit a check from our market, to the combined efforts of the Chamber, and United Way, for the relief fund!
We thank you, from the bottoms of our hearts, and from those in need…
Going Up The Country
I’m goin’ up the country, babe, don’t you wanna go?
I’m goin’ up the country, babe, don’t you wanna go?
Take you to some place I’ve never been before…
(Up The Country-Canned Heat)
That’s what this market feels like, to me…a little bit of the country, right at your finger tips, easy to order from, easy to love, food that comes straight from our growers’ well tended gardens, fields, land…
Yesterday, before racing to get the market ready for order pick up, I made another salad. I know, I know…I talk a lot about salads, but I do make other amazing lunches/dinners, but my salads are someone else’s fast food through a drive through window. I make sure all of the components of my salads are washed, ready to go, and that I cover greens, colors, proteins, vibrancy.
ANYWAY…the salad, once again, featured products from this market, and vegetables straight out of our Hippie and the Farmer garden. The colors, the taste, the everything were just bursting with amazing taste, amazing texture, amazing everything!
Then, I grabbed a store bought apple that I bought, in a rush, just in case I had no time for lunch. I know better than this…but, impulse, and all. After the amazing taste explosion of the salad, and then the blandness of that apple from who knows where, was so night and day. And, once again, proved my point about eating local, eating from the land, knowing your farmers.
So, with that…think about us when you are making your grocery list. We have it all! And, we are a passionate group doing it all for you, for us, for our families, for the environment…
It’s Thursday evening, it’s time to open the market, and let’s get to ordering…
We are here, everyday, all year…we love your support, we love your trust, and we love your dedication to eating healthy, affordable, locally grown food!!
The holiday weekend is upon us, but don’t let that mess up your ordering vibe…
Wrap It Up!
It’s Wednesday morning!! The market will be closing at 8am!!
Don’t forget that this is the holiday weekend heading straight for us!! Do you have everything you may need for your celebrations?
Grilling, relaxing, traveling, entertaining…you need us!! Go, get your orders in!!
ALSO…THE YMCA IS ON SHUTDOWN, THIS WEEK!! It happens, every year!! But, it never messes up our market. Vendors can still bring product, the market will still be there for pick up, and customers can still come in to grab their orders.
We thank the YMCA, and their staff, for allowing us to continue during their weeks of shutdown!!