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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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Ready, Set, Go!

The market is now open!

Let’s get ready to rock the week!

Cosmic Pam

Good Day, Sunshine

Good day sunshine,
Good day sunshine,
Good day sunshine.
I need to laugh, and when the sun is out
I’ve got something I can laugh about…
(Good Day, Sunshine-The Beatles)

We have nothing but sunshine, these past days, lovely market customers!! And, it looks like another one, heading our way.

Just a reminder that the market will close, this morning! I usually close it up at 8am, but because I was having problems with the market site, yesterday, I am going to give an extra hour, this morning!

At 9am, the market will close for the week! Make sure to groove on in, and place those orders! We have lovely produce, sunflowers, EGGS, and all of the other amazing products, that you love!!

When I reopen, on Thursday eve, we will say hello to our new coffee vendor!! We bring to you, The Spotted Cow Coffeehouse, in conjunction with Hemisphere’s Coffee Roasters, to bring you local coffee choices, on the market!! Make sure to read all about The Spotted Cow, in their bio, and give them some love as you drive through town, and need that coffee fix!!

Also, check out new produce vendor, Olga, and her amazing, produce from her gardens!!

A quick note that Madison Ling is returning to school, and will be offering her products in very limited forms and quantities, but is available for special orders on her gluten free baked goods!! We’ve loved having her, all summer long, with us!!

The eggs have been an issue! We cannot keep them in stock!! But, Tyler was able to get more on, Oakview is working hard with their egg vendors to bring more in, and hopefully, we will continue to keep the quantities up for you!! JC Growers have older girls, now, who just are not laying. Jim is on a vacation leave with Rocky Ridge, and we just really miss the over production of eggs, but we are working on it!!

Ok…go, order, have a great day…see you at 9am!

Cosmic Pam

Short and Sweet!

Your market manager is tired, she is so appreciative of all vendors, customers, and staff of the YMCA!! Together, we truly rock this market, in this local scene, in our little community!!

I am opening the market, tonight, with love!! Go ahead, begin the ordering…I can hardly wait to see each of you, next week, at order pick up!!

Cosmic Pam

Vendor Visit!

Hello, little market of love customers!

Just a heads up that tomorrow night, at market pick up, we will have Covington Cheese Company, in the house!

If you are picking up or passing through, bring a bit of extra money to purchase their amazing cheeses!!

See you, there!

Cosmic Pam

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