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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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Pretty In Pink

Pretty in pink, isn’t she?
Pretty in pink, isn’t she?
(Psychedelic Furs)

Happy Sunday!! And, welcome to my trip down the 80s college/club days, to me, with my song lyric pick for the day.

My weekend has been full of both nostalgia, and of planning for the new. So, both of these thought processes are colliding into this old favorite song.

Nostalgia because on Friday evening, I attended a grad party, in the town I grew up in, for the daughter of one of my best friends from high school, in a location that used to be the site of many a high school party for all of us. Both on the up and up, and the down low…lol. She graduated from our high school, so it was just all very surreal to be back in that setting. I was an ’82 graduate, and this song was part of my summer soundtrack in those 80s summers.

And, well, the title, Pretty in Pink is lending itself to my now planning for the new, as I am heavy into planning for my daughter’s bridal shower. A champagne filled affair with nothing by blush and pink florals, settings, dishware. Petite food, flowers, and bubbly…and, me, on a mission to locate/buy/borrow vintage pink glassware for the bridal brunch. So, if any of you have any leads, give me a shout!! I’ve started collecting but need more…in pink. Or blush. Because it will all be pretty in pink. I also love that the event will be bursting in pink because we were both members of a sorority that was heavily steeped in pink as one of it’s colors.

AND..the color pink is my weblog theme, today, because I see that the Flourish girls have added their lovely peonies to the market, AND, ChrisMis Farms have added their chocolate mint to the market, looking like it has a pink hue to it!

So, that’s it…my world is awash in pinks, thoughts of pinks, looking at the world through rose colored glasses, and loving this market, and this little market community…

It’s a lovely day, the sun is streaming in, and it’s a great day for planning your market orders!

Stay in the pink, lovelies, and enjoy your day…

Cosmic Pam