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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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I Am Woman

You can bend but never break me
‘Cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal
And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer
’Cause you’ve deepened the conviction in my soul…
(Helen Reddy)

This song implant comes from weekly customer, Jo Marenberg, and I am so glad that she tossed me this.

When Helen Reddy passed away, I was dealing with all things my cat, and this sadness of losing Helen did not get my proper attention.

Jo sent this at the perfect time. For one, I had just had a conversation with the loveliest of young women, last night, but she was not feeling lovely, she was not feeling strong, she was just having an all out self reflection issue. But, haven’t we all been there? I love the people who paint out their flaws, and seek strength when needed. This song alone, can pick you up when you need to be picked up.

Also, as a child, I used to stand on my make shift stage, in my very 1970s bedroom, with my hairbrush microphone, and this album spinning on my little stereo, belting out this anthem. Girls back then learned a lot about life, through these strong women paving our way…I like to think that I somehow do the same for friends, family, strangers, and all of you, here at our little local market…

So, with that dose of a song implant, I want to thank all of you who ordered from this lovely market for the week!!

We will see you all, tomorrow, between 4pm-6pm!!

We are strong, we are invincible…

Cosmic Pam