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 gochampaign.com. 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!
Heard It In A Love Song
Heard it in a love song
Heard it in a love song
Heard it in a love song
Can’t be wrong…
(Heard It In A Love Song-Marshall Tucker Band)
Because when I think about this little market, and how proud it makes me that you still allow me to manage it, tend to it, help to grow it along, that it fills my heart with love.
We are well into another year of our market, going into our 6th year! First of all…how amazing is that?? How amazing that in the very beginning we were shunned, doubted, and thought of very negatively. But, the light seekers, the positive forces, those of us who saw the far away vision, the secret, knew what an amazing gift this market would be to our community!!
Our county is lucky to have a physical, seasonal farmers’ market, at just about every edge of it. And, then, here we are, year round, just singing, and smiling, and filling orders, and moving right along.
We love the community support of this market! We love YOU for ordering from this market! We love our VENDORS for providing us with the best of the best, each week!
So, here we are on a beautiful Tuesday, rounding out the end of June, and we are singing our love song to you…
You have today, tonight, and early tomorrow to get your orders in!! It’s another crazy good market, so why not join in on the fun!
You can’t go wrong…
Welcome back to the market that never ends!!
Your year round, friendly, local market!
Let us make you happy!!
We are live, again, until Wednesday morning at 8am! Remember to order early for best selections!
Wake Up, Sleepy Heads!!
I will be closing the market at 8am!
You have a half hour for last minute orders!!
Pour a cup of coffee, tea, or whatever grooves you in the morning, and look through the market!
I will see you at the market closing!!
You have a whole evening, and into tomorrow morning at 8am, to get your orders in!!
Plenty of time to kick back, look through the market, and check things off your grocery list!! What an easy way to shop for all of your favorite local items from all of your favorite local vendors, from your favorite little local market of love!!
We have more and more seasonal produce, each week, with more to come!! We have your year round favorites, and we pack it all up, just for you, and greet you with a smile, as you arrive for your order.
Let’s rock it! You get bonus time, now, each Tuesday evening!!
Go show us some LOVE…it’s already a rockin’ week for the market!! Let’s give it another dose of love…
Suddenly, It's Monday
Your market manager is making her way back to realty!
I am so sorry that the market opened, late, this weekend! I was secluded in a lovely lake house in North Carolina, with the most epic of high school reunions!
I had zero internet service, and while at first, I freaked out, but then I gave in, and lived and laughed and loved my favorite people who were the first loves of my life!!
It has been so long since I have let myself go be free, away, on vacation!
So, while I hope you all understand, this volunteer market manager had the time of her life!
Go, order, the seasonal items are rockin!
I am on vacay! No internet service!
My friend drove me to the top of a hill to
open the market!!
That’s right!! It’s that time!!! Raspberries are on the market!!! Get your orders in!!
It’s that time!! A new week, a new market!!
Let’s get down to it!!
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…
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…