The Weblog

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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That’s right!! It’s that time!!! Raspberries are on the market!!! Get your orders in!!

Cosmic Pam

Hello, Again!!

It’s that time!! A new week, a new market!!

Let’s get down to it!!

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)

Go ahead, whatever you are doing, grab this song, turn it up, and let your soul just go…

Oh, and, while you are letting your soul go, picture me singing these words to you, because I am knockin’ on your doors, and windows, to remind you that you have until 8am, this morning, to place your orders!!

In a half hour, we close up shop for the week!! Don’t miss out…

Cosmic Pam

Don't Worry, Be Happy!!

Be happy that the market no longer closes on Tuesday evenings!!

This means that you have until tomorrow morning, at 8am, to get your orders in!!

The night is yours to do what you want…just don’t forget to throw us your love…

Cosmic Pam

Love Grows

Because Love grows where my Rosemary goes
And nobody knows like me…
(Love Grows-Edison Lighthouse)

Each week, I feel the love in this little local market. From customers, from vendors, from the YMCA…it’s all a huge circle of love radiating right from this market. It takes a lot to see continued growth, and at times, you wonder if the whole plant is just going to wither and give up, but then a new wave happens, a new growth spurt, and new blossom, and things continue on with the growing plan…

Our market has periods of huge growth, we have periods of stagnant growth, we have periods of steady as she goes growth…but one thing is constant…we never wither or give up!

This week, we welcome a new gluten free baker to the mix!! She is our youngest vendor, and I hope to publish her bio, soon!! Her name is Madison, and we are excited to welcome her to this growth spurt!!

We also are seeing more and more seasonal items pop in for a visit!! Please remember to take advantage, now, and order all that you can!! Since it’s all seasonal, it won’t be around forever!!

It’s a beautiful sunshine day, today!! Take advantage of it, but first, throw us an order of love!!

Cosmic Pam

Monday, Monday!

Has your Monday been manic or mellow?

However your day has been, it will make it all better by placing your market orders!!

Cosmic Pam

Once, Again, We Are Live!!

Another week open!!

Cosmic Pam

Good Morning!

The market will be closing at 8am!! Plenty of time to get orders in!

And, have a sunshine kind of day!!

Cosmic Pam

Baby, It Ain't Over Til It's Over!

A little Lenny Kravitz song implant to announce that the fun is not yet over!

Why? Well, your market managers, and vendors have decided that why cut the fun off at 10pm on Tuesdays? We are now extending the market until Wednesday mornings, at 8am!!

We hope this will help the people who get so sad when they forget to order onTuesday evenings!

So, our new market hours are opening on Thursday evenings, closing on Wednesday mornings!

So, now that we have given you even more ease of ordering local, show us some love all the way into the morning!

Go ahead, sing it to me….‘Cause, Baby, it ain’t over til it’s over….

Cosmic Pam

It's Tuesday!!

It only feels like a Monday!!

I hope that all of you had super holiday weekends!!

I am slowly returning to reality, after 5 days away!!

So, since I continue to think it’s a Monday, I wanted to remind all of you that it actually is Tuesday, and that means we need you to get your orders in!

We love you, and don’t want you to miss the fun!!

Cosmic Pam