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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 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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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!

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!

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!

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…

Cosmic Pam


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!

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!


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!

Cosmic Pam

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!!

Cosmic Pam

Market Love!

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!

Cosmic Pam

How The Garden Grows!

Today! Your market managers will have limited quantities of organic produce from the Hippie and the Farmer gardens!

Russian Kale!
Leaf Lettuce!
Mescaline Lettuce!
Sugar Snap Peas!
Mini Cucumbers!

Cash and Carry!