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!
Can't You See
I’m gonna take a freight train
Down at the station, Lord
I don’t care where it goes…
(The Marshall Tucker Band)
Hello, just your market manager enjoying this lovely sunshine day, blasting her music, and soaking up all that life has to offer.
But, for one moment…this song, for me, is spring. Just full of good times, rock and roll, and ready for action.
This market is all of those things, as well. You can tell that spring is in the air, customers are venturing out after the winter. I feel a sense of freedom. I feel good times on the horizon. I feel the music moving me.
I just wanted to remind you that the market will close, tomorrow morning, at 8am. This is your market to get all of your Easter prep ready!!
And, in the coming weeks, we will see your favorite Kingdom Fish start to also offer their microgreens!! And, they are working on other plantings, just for you!!
Our favorite alpaca farmer is also planting/growing, and will have his own fresh produce to offer, and I have also asked him to think about offering plant starts for all of you so you can begin your own gardens!!
The market, itself, is ready to take off in an extended direction, to kick off our anniversary month of 10 years, in May, and your Hippie manager is also going to launch a little fun side project for you all to enjoy!!
The greenhouse expansion is coming along so nicely, and painting is next on the agenda!! It’s already being rented out for events, this season, and that makes me so happy!
This market has it all…and, more!!
We’ve got that real local love, that real local trust, and that real local vibe!! Keeping it real, just for you!!
Now…go, order, and don’t miss out on this week’s fun!!
Can’t you see, what you all mean to me?