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!
Sweet Tuesday Morning
Sweet Tuesday morning
You came and you smiled…
Badfinger-Sweet Tuesday Morning
So, here we are, on a bright and shiny Tuesday morning. Sweet Tuesday morning…for some reason, it’s the nicest morning, for me. It’s not Monday, screaming at you. It’s not Wednesday, where everyone is ready to jump into the latter part of the week. It’s not Thursday where you are counting the minutes until Friday. It’s not Friday where the excitement is high for the weekend. And, it’s not Sunday, when you begin wishing you could rewind to Friday.
It’s Tuesday…and, it’s groovy…and it’s peaceful, all on it’s own. Just like this market…peaceful, easy to use, and bright and shiny, all on it’s own.
Also, Tuesday is the last full day to get your orders in before it closes, tomorrow, at 6am.
This week you will see a lot of vendors in vacation mode. We have vacationing vendors, and we have vendors, like myself/Hippie and the Farmer/Oakview Farm Meats…who are catering a wedding, on Thursday afternoon, and cannot be at the market.
Never fear…everyone will be back, next week! Except your market manager, who will be on one more week of vacation, because I am fleeing to the beach, to hang out with my parents for a few days.
Also…at this time, we are also changing our dairy supplier. Dugan Road is no longer with us, so we will be supplying your milk needs with Indian Creek Creamery.
We also welcome Truck Patch Naturals, coming in a few months, with all of their microgreens!!!
And, we have added Hemp body products! And, let me tell you…after looking at the sweet face of the vendor, and her sister, their skin glows…and, it’s all because of these lotions and creams…
As always…I love you all…and, I will see you, soon!