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!
Back In Action!
Good Morning, little local market of love customers!
We are back, live, ready to take your orders!!
Your market manager is packed, and ready to hit the road on her vacation with the gang of 1982, who knew me when!!
We hope that you enjoyed the past week, and hope to see you, next Thursday, at market pick up!! You have until Wednesday morning to get your orders in!
A Brief Pause...
Hello, and happy Thursday to you all!!
Just a heads up that we will be taking a break, this coming week, with the market!
I will be on vacation, leaving the morning of next Thursday! Your assistant manager, Mark, will be taking over sole catering duties for our Hippie and the Farmer, for an event, all on his own, right during market time, next Thursday! And…Paul, our YMCA hero, is going to be gone, next week, putting us into a vendor check signing dilemma!
So, to make it an easy call, we will be closed for orders, until I reopen the market, next Thursday, July 19!!
Enjoy your week, and we will see you soon!!
Back to Reality!
After having the lull and excitement of the holiday week, behind us, it’s time to think about shopping for the upcoming weekend!!
The market is now getting the first of the summer produce!! Squash, zucchini, lettuce, fresh herbs, cherry tomatoes!
And…the raspberries!! We don’t have these for long…the season is made to be enjoyed while you can!!
But…the market also has all of your year round favorites!!
Go ahead…step away from the groceries and big box shops to say hello to the goodness that we have to offer in this little local market of love…
We close the market, for the week, in one hour!!
Red, White, and....
And, us, the market!!
We hope that you had the sparkliest of holidays, and that you are ready to jump back into your little local market of love!!
Stars, Stripes, and the Red, White, and Blue!
Happy Friday, market customers!!
Just letting you know that with the July 4th holiday upon us, and with it falling on a Wednesday, spilling into Thursday, the market is going to take this week off as a vacation!!
We will reopen, for ordering, on the evening of July 5th!
Thank you! And, have a safe, and happy spirit filled week!
There is still one hour left in this week’s market, to get your orders in!!
Singing from the garden
Where everything reaches for the sun…
(Washing Dishes-Jack Johnson)
I love listening to tunes from Jack Johnson in the early morning hours, as I am waiting on coffee, while sipping lemon water. I love putting Jack Johnson tunes on while I am making dinner, and I love putting his music on when I am entertaining, or having girls over for wine and snacks. His music is the perfect backdrop for any part of the day, any occasion.
This particular song has the verse that I used, today, because, well, it is the season where all growing, all gardens, are beginning to produce, all reaching for the sun.
On the market, this week, we have added organically grown lettuces. We have berries back from Champaign Berry Farms. The seasonal items that make the market shine even more, during the growing months. But, don’t forget…we don’t have the delicacy of the raspberries, for long. Just like the strawberries, and the asparagus, they will go fast, because they are seasonal gems of beauty…
Take a moment to indulge in the seasonal bounties, and to add from our vast selections of market items, that we boast, year round…
We are back for another week of ordering fun!
We thank you for shopping our market!
No Time for Tears...
…because, there is still time to get your orders in!!
This is your last call for the market, and we have so much to offer!!
Also…next week, get excited over the Hippie and the Farmer with their all organically grown lettuces!!
But…until then…order all of the other goodness!!
Local Love Connection
And, we are here to help you connect to the local love vibe!!
The market is now open for the week!!
Get that love like feeling!! Place your orders!!