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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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Wake Up!

Wake up, Maggie I think I got something to say to you
(Rod Stewart – Maggie May)

Just a little wake up call, wake up song, song implant, to get you up and ready to place your orders for the market!!

You have until 8am to get it all together…this little market of love is here, helping you to gently enter into the day. Make it a good one…order.

Cosmic Pam

Go ahead…dig out your old Rod Stewart vinyl…

We Are Here!

We know it is the week of the Champaign County fair, we know it usually slows down, for us, during this week, but just giving you a little shout, a little wave, a little love, just to remind you that we are live, until tomorrow morning at 8am…just in case you can’t go a week without us.

If not, we will see everyone, back to normal, next week!!

Also…Champaign Berry has added more peaches, and berries!! How peachy!

And, we have new produce items from new local grower, Vegetables From Olga Wright!!

Cosmic Pam

Hello, Again!

Welcome back to another week of market love!!

We know that tomorrow is the kick off to our Champaign County Fair, and we know that so many of you will be busy with that, but if you think about it, in your downtime, why not give us some love, and your orders?

We are here for you…keeping the Lovelight shining bright…

Thank you for another excellent market week, this past week!! We hope to see you, next week!!

Cosmic Pam


Hello, it’s Thursday, and we will be welcoming many of you to the market, tonight, to pick up your orders!!

We will also welcome, Hippie and the Farmer, tonight, with much of their organic produce, straight from their gardens!!

If you forgot to order from the market, feel free to purchase in our little micro market area of the virtual pickup!!

See you, this evening…

Cosmic Pam

Time Flies!

Look at the time!! It’s Wednesday morning, and the sun is shining, and the early morning is giving way to the bewitching hour…

At 8am, the market will close for the week!!

Make sure to stop whatever it is you are doing, and place those orders!! We will be sad if you miss out, this week…


Cosmic Pam

Tuesday, Groovy Tuesday!

Good morning, little local market of love customers!!

Just a quick reminder that it is Tuesday, and you have one more day to get your orders in!!

We close the market at 8am, tomorrow morning, and you will not want to miss out on the fun!!

We said hello to JCGrowers, we said hello to Freestone Peaches and blackberries from Champaign Berry, we said hello to additional cheese selections from Covington Cheese Company, and as always, we say hello to all of the vendors, and their amazing products!!

Let’s do this week!!! Let’s make it a celebration of local…

Cosmic Pam

Welcom Back!

Welcome back,
Your dreams were your ticket out.
Welcome back,
To that same old place that you laughed about.
(Welcome Back-theme song to Welcome Back, Kotter)

It’s Thursday night, again, and with this, we say, Welcome Back!!

Welcome back to the little local market of love, where it’s the love of local meets the love of seasonal, meets the love of nutrition…

The market is now opening, again, for the week!!

We thank you, each and every week, for showing us so much love…

Cosmic Pam

Welcome to our Thursday!!

It’s another Thursday, which means it’s another market night, which means we will also have vendors in the lobby, bringing you a live, micro kind of market, that we have been hosting, each week!!

Make sure to bring extra cash with you, at pick up, or feel free to stop in, even if you didn’t get to order, this week, and get to know the vendors!!

Tonight, we welcome back:

Dugan Road Creamery! (Milk, yogurt, cheese curds)

Herr Family Farms! (Peaches, produce)

Hippie and the Farmer (Freshly picked organic green beans, in 1 pound, and 4 pound bags)

We would LOVE to see you!!

Cosmic Pam

Can't You Hear Me Knockin?

Can’t you hear me knockin’ on your window
Can’t you hear me knockin’ on your door…
(Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’-Rolling Stones)

That’s me…knocking on your morning door to remind you that the market will be closing at 8am, this morning!!

Go ahead, pour some coffee, brew some tea, and knock out those orders…

Cosmic Pam

Tuesday Tango

You know, the Tuesday Tango, when you are trying to dance the day off into the twilight, while figuring out your order for this little local market of love!!

You have all evening, so no need to dance too fast…but, just know, that the market closes at 8am, tomorrow morning.

Tonight, the slow dance moves…once the morning sun rises, it’s time to boogie your hustle right into crunch time!!

Shake your groove thing…make this market swing…

Cosmic Pam