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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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All I ever wanted
Had to get away…
(The Go-Go’s)

Well, welcome back to all of you, after the market took it’s annual summer vacation, to give both you, and the vendors, a bit of time to relax…

And, as you are all returning to the market, I am leaving on a much needed vacation! I know, I’ve been scarce, this summer, but duty has called, just about every week, since June, with catering, and now…well, now, I am going to relax!!

I’m just coming off of my high school 40th reunion, from last week, so I thought I’d keep the 80s vibe going with this song implant, and well, it’s just such a feel good song to kick off a fresh new market week!

I am opening it up, early, today, because I will be in an airport, this evening, so take advantage, and begin that ordering!!

Pick up will be next Thursday evening! I will be running the market, as always, remotely, while Mark and my dad will be handing out your orders!!

I will see you all the following week!

Cosmic Pam

Thursday Note!

Good morning, lovelies!

Just a reminder that if you ordered, this week, your pick up is this evening, 4pm-6pm!

Or, Friday, 10am-12pm, OR, Saturday, 10am-4pm! Just let me know if you need to be a Friday or Saturday pick up!

Also, this evening, at market pick up, IF IT IS NOT RAINING, Champaign Berry will be there with sweet corn, again!! And, you didn’t have to be an ordering customer, this week to get your fix!! Just drive straight up to Cathy, and she will be ready to load your car with the goodness!

AND…remember that the market is taking it’s annual summer vacation, starting after tonight’s market pick up. The vendors are involved in the fair, and other festivals, and we all always need this time of rest from the market…

See you, tonight, at market pick up…

Cosmic Pam

Tuesday Reminder!

Good morning!!

Just your friendly reminder that it is time to get those weekly orders in!!

Remember…there will be no market, next week, during the Champaign County Fair!!

You don’t want to miss out on all the loveliness of your favorite little local market!!

Cosmic Pam

Welcome Back!!!

Here we are!! Back with you!!

Kicking off another week of ordering, AND, I am back with my breads, baked goods, and all the groovy Cosmic loveliness!!

And, one note…after next week’s market, we will do our annual close down for the week of the Champaign County Fair!!

So, get your orders started!!

Cosmic Pam

Just Peachy!

Along with tonight’s sweet corn, Champaign Berry will also have peaches for sale!

Pull right in the market driveway, and grab the season’s loveliness!

If you are not a market customer, this week, please pull directly up to where they will be set up, so that market customers can stay in their car line for me to load up their orders!

Cosmic Pam


Tomorrow night, at market pick up, Champaign Berry Farm will be there with the first sweet corn of the season!

Pull in, and drive right up to their set up, and get the loveliness of sweet corn season!!

Cosmic Pam

PS…you didn’t have to place an order, this week! It’s open to all!!

4pm until supplies are sold out!

Tuesday Reminder!

Good morning, sunshine souls!!

Just a quick reminder that you have until 8am, this morning, to get those market orders in!!

Cosmic Pam

It's A Blackberry Market!

I say hey Blackberry…
(The Black Crowes)

And…I’m singing to you because Champaign Berry Farm just added blackberries to this week’s market!!

Run, race, dance, groove to get those beauties ordered…another seasonal treat that won’t be around for long…

Cosmic Pam

Monday Morning

Monday morning you sure look fine…
(Fleetwood Mac)

Now that you have a song implant for the day, to get you all groovy, you can think about all that you need from this week’s market!!

So much to offer, and so much that is seasonal, so you need to indulge while you can!!

One more week of my busy schedule…this time, it’s the baby shower event for my daughter, and then, next week, I will be back for all of your Cosmic fixes!!


Cosmic Pam

And, Like Magic...

…we reappear, just like that, for another week of ordering fun!!

And, speaking of magic…the magic of the season is here! Produce, GARLIC, and all of those seasonal, magical lovely products that are gone all too soon!!

Take advantage…

Oh, ho, ho, it’s magic, you know
Never believe it’s not so
It’s magic, you know
Never believe it’s not so…
(It’s Magic-Pilot)

Cosmic Pam