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!
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!
The market is now open for ordering!
Your market manager is exhausted, and will post a longer Weblog, in the next few days, but feel free to order!!
My products are in vacation mode, because I am heading off to Florida!
I will be back the following week, and your assistant manager, Mark, will be in charge!
Wednesday Wake Up!
Hello, little local market of love customers!
It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time to wrap this week up! You have until 8 am, this morning, to make this all happen for your week!
Let’s end the month with a market high in orders!
It’s Monday, and we’re here to make it better!
Get your orders in! I bet you will feel so relieved that you just made you life a whole lot easier!
And…Happy Thursday means that we just wrapped up another incredible market pick up, AND, we are ready to open another amazing market for the week!!
Don’t miss out on all that we have that’s groovy!! We love you, your smiling faces, your orders, and your total support!
This market is only as strong as you, our lovely customers, and for that we are so very grateful!
Make this a super happy Thursday, and get those orders started, early!!
The Last Minutes
Good morning, little local market of love customers!
That weather!! What a strange mixed bag of tricks!!
I know that it’s on everyone’s minds, trying to get to work, trying to hustle the kids around, but we have 15 minutes left of the market for the week…
Just in case we can help you out of this weather jam, this morning…
Sweet Tuesday Morning
Sweet Tuesday morning
You came and you smiled…
(Sweet Tuesday Morning-Badfinger)
Here we are…a sunshine filled morning, and another day to get your orders in!
Our market offers so much, now, that you truly can do all of your healthy, nutritional shopping with us, before you need to hit the big box stores!!
And, why not spend your hard earned money on our good food, hand made items, locally grown, locally produced, products of love?? Small communities thrive on all of us shopping as local as possible. And, we work hard, here at this little local market, to bring you an array of products, year round, to not only help our market thrive, but to help the community thrive.
We take pride in all that we offer our customers…and we take pride in being the umbrella to the in season markets, in this little local community.
Basically, we are the Lovelight of the markets…shining bright, each week, all year, ready to take you into your week…
Sweet Tuesday Morning to you all…
Monday Morning Blues
Did Monday hit you like a ton of bricks? I know that I get so involved in the cocoon of my weekends, that by the time I am blissfully enjoy Sunday evening, the Monday alarm blasts me right back on the fast track…
Why not make your Monday, colorful, instead of blue? Get your orders in, and feel good about all of the colorful products, all of the rich and vibrant offerings, all of this local goodness you will be receiving, on Thursday!
You can order at your ease, from anywhere, and you can take the blah out of the day, to punch it up with market love…
Rooms On Fire
Well there is magic all around you, if I do say so myself…
(Rooms On Fird-Stevie Nicks)
This market is always on fire, and the magic that it is, comes solely from our beautiful, lovely market customers.
Thursday, I was having one of those days. The kind where the universe is off. Every turn came something odd, or an obstacle, and with each turn, my mood was taking a dive. By the time I got to the market, I wanted to just dissolve into a dark cloud of nothingness. I was over it all.
But, with each customer, each laugh, I felt a bit more cheered. A bit more like myself.
And, then, as I was sitting there, talking market strategy with your other market manager, we got a surprise delivery from our insurance agent, herself. Erin Patton State Farm Agent delivered us the most beautiful Valentine basket!! It was such an amazing gesture, and it was the magic needed, to put me back on my dancing way.
I was so blown away by her kindness, and I started to think that it’s exactly the type of kindness, neighborly love that I hope you get from this little local market of love.
It takes all of us, and all of our love and kindness, to make this market go round, which makes the community go round, which makes the world go round…
Go sprinkle your own brand of magic around. Set your own rooms on fire with kindness…and, while you are doing that, let’s all set the market on fire with the love of the weekly orders…
Silly Love Songs
You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs
I look around me and I see it isn’t so
Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs
And what’s wrong with that
I’d like to know…
(Silly Love Songs-Wings)
I hope that everyone is having a love filled day, in one way or another!
While you are celebrating the love, I am opening the market for the week!
We welcome you back, silly love songs, and all!