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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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Another Cosmic Trivia Game!

Soooo…you all are loving the weekly Cosmic challenge that I have been tossing out to celebrate this 10th year of market love, getting to know your market manager, winning Cosmic goodness, and having fun, each and every week!

How could I let today go by, Valentine’s Day, without giving you a young Cosmic love story trivia question??

Ok…get ready for a walk down Cosmic memory lane, back to 1975-76…

You all have read about, and know my love of growing up in the West End of my hometown. I have equal love for my elementary/middle school, and the fun and education that we all got from it. It was a small school, so we were all very tight, bonded really well, and just really had the best of times.

Our school was big on field trips, cool young college graduates as our teachers, learning by experiencing, with the old school, weathered teachers, also standing guard if the fun went a little too fun.

We were also big on school events, parties, school fairs, dances, and talent shows. The talent shows were EVERYTHING!!! The auditions were so cut throat, and if you won a spot in the talent show (it was the 70s, you tried out, and were either elated or heartbroken…that’s how we rolled), you began rehearsals, costume planning, lighting, staging…it was a BIG deal, with a school dinner before the show, and all of our parents gathered in our gymnasium to cheer us on.

My 6th grade year, my friend and I won a spot in the show with our performance of the Elton John/Kiki Dee song, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart…it was FAB!! Her mother made us these satin bellbottoms, and floppy hats, and we were ON IT.

We finished our act, on stage, and went behind the curtains, and then one of the 7th grade guys, who was also very crush worthy of my 6th grade self, went out, and sang a solo. (Even though we had rehearsals, we were always divided into our grades/music class hour, so I had not heard the other classes, yet.

He belted out this song, and my young heart swooned….

The trivia question is perfect for Valentine’s Day…

What did my young crush sing on stage?

I am excited to hear all answers. I will help you out, a bit…it was a big AM Rock song…very, corny, very cheesy, but in my 6th grade heart, it was everything!

Good luck!! There will be only one winner, this week!!

Cosmic Pam