The Weblog

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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I need a love to keep me happy…
(The Rolling Stones)

This market, the customers, and the vendors are that love that keeps me happy!!

I’ve been on a heavy Stones replay, this week, revisiting all of my albums, and when I saw the market numbers, last night, at closing, this song happened to be spinning, and well, what better way to say…Happy?!

Thank you, kindly, for the love this week!! The market, once again, just blew me away!!

As I mentioned, we will be one man down, tomorrow, as my father will be elsewhere! So, we are breaking the market into two time slots!



If you requested a Friday, pick up, I have noted it.

If you need to check your cards for possible expiration dates, you can phone me today, and tomorrow, with any updated info.

If you are paying by check…make it out to Oakview Farm Meats.

Cash? Ziplock bag with your name!

If you have ordered from a previous week, and have not paid, or picked up…that kind of housekeeping needs to be taken care of! When you order from the market, and the vendors are paid for the products that you ordered, and then you do not pick up or pay…what happens? The market is without your payment, and down for the sales that are are not paid for. SO…moving forward…if this continues, we will probably need a credit/debit card from all new customers who are not yet established with the market.

Thank you for understanding…

So, again…you all make so happy!!

And…throw me your songs, tomorrow, at pick up! I love knowing your musical insights!

Cosmic Pam