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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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One Last Word

For now….

But, don’t forget your dogs in all of your ordering!!

They like treats, too!! And, why not surprise them, on these cold days, with treats from our market!!??

It’s the Dog Days Of Winter!

Treat them right!!

Cosmic Pam

Going Where The Climate Suits My Clothes

Title to this weblog is dedicated to a lyric from, from The Grateful Dead…and, it suits the day just fine…

How are you keeping warm? If you are able to get cozy, this weekend, out of the elements, think about ordering from our market, gathering up all that you need to make these winter days easier to face!

First, the ease of ordering let’s you order from your comfort zone! Second, we have so much at our market for your winter cooking, and cold weather consumption needs!!

And, don’t forget your skincare with rthe amazing soups that are offered! And, if you are in the need to liven up your decor after the Christmas decorations are down, we have things in our farm crafts section, and all kinds of candles to warm the corners of your house!

Also, the pick up is super easy! No fighting crowds!

We are affordable!

And, we are ALL local!!! For real!!!

Use the weekend to order!! Let’s all ring in the new year with orders! I placed mine, what about you??

And, there was a typo in my last Weblog…it should have read, Swisher Hill Herbs! They have left our market, but can still be reached!! If you need contact info., you can email me! Or, if you have their email, shoot them an email!

Much love going forward! I feel a vibrant year ahead!!

Cosmic Pam

A New Day Will Dawn

For those who stand long,
and the forest will echo with laughter…
(Led Zeppelin)

We are upon a new day to dawn, the brink of a new year, another year in this market!

Was your holiday a love filled one? Did you eat well, give unto others, and love those around you?

This time of year makes me so happy to see so much kindness. I also love to see the return of our market hours and weeks, and the excitement of the dawn of a new year in our market history!

We thank you for being along for the ride!

One announcement fior the dawn of a new year, is that we are moving along without Seusher Hill Herbs. Joe and Charlene have decided to leave our little local market of love, and we wish them well, an would like to thank Charlene for her participation in helping to manage our market in the early years!

So, with every dawn, there is a rebirth…and, I feel that for this market!

2018….the year that brings all exciting things!

Tonight, I open the market!! Let us be your new dawn…


Cosmic Pam

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Hello, little local market of love customers!

Your market manager is crazy busy with baking, catering, and delivering but I wanted to take this time to wish everyone a very happy, love filled holiday!!

I feel like we are all a little family with local vibes, and love filled jives!! I value the customers, vendors, and staff of the YMCA for becoming friends, local believers, and market makers!!

We are the doers and shakers of this local food scene, and I am proud to boast that this market remains strong, vibrant, and dear to my heart!!

Thank you for allowing me to manage your market, allow me access into your lives with this Weblog, and allowing our market to serve you, each and every week!

Also, a reminder that we are closed, this week, but will reopen on December 28th!!

While we approach the new year, we approach year 6 in our market history!! We could not do it without each of you!! The Local Gang!!

May you each know good health, love, and compassion in the new year!

This is my love letter to you…

Cosmic Pam

We Are Stardust

Hello, little local market of love!

A reminder that the market will close, at 8am, this morning!

We will then be closed the next week!!

We hope that you have an amazing holiday, and we will see you, in the new year!!

Cosmic Pam

One Week!

We are opening the market, again, for one more week, before we take a week off at Christmas!!

So, get your orders in!!

Happy, Merry, Love


The market will close at 8am!!

Get your motors running!!

Cosmic Pam

Christmas-Local Style!

The Makers,
The Movers,
The Shakers,
This Christmas…

How can you do that??

Well, you can order from our market!!


On Thursday, during the hours of 4pm-6pm, you can also have the chance to shop in our Christmas Vendor Pop Up Market, in the lobby of the YMCA, this Thursday, during market pick up!!

Even if you do not need to order, this week, you can still grab a friend, a family member, a neighbor, and plan to shop our Christmas Pop Up Market for gifts that are local, unique, and that reflect our dedication to our growers, producers, artisans…

Cosmic Pam

Welcome Back!

Once again, we are live! And, open for another week of market fun!

Cosmic Pam

Almost Time!

The market is about to close for the week…do we have your orders??

Go, race…you have about 10 minutes!!

Cosmic Pam