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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Groovy Tuesday!!

Tuesdays are groovy and perfect for you to get your last minute ordering groove on before the market closes, tonight, at 8pm!

It is one stop shopping where you can buy your weekly goodness! Meats, eggs, dairy, breads, baked goods, spices, jams, jellies, honey, a bit of produce, popcorn, molasses!

We do it all, we do it local, and we make it all super groovy for you to just pickup!

Take some time, today, to get your ordering groove on!

Just Another Manic Monday!

Mondays are crazy!! Remember to take some time out of your Monday to place your Locally Grown orders!! We can help you take the manic out of your Monday and your week!!

The market is open until tomorrow evening at 8pm! We don’t want you to miss out or forget!!

We are here to make you happy, make your life easy, and send you home with local goodness!

Get your Manic Monday groove on and see what all we have to offer!

Sunday Morning...

But things just get so crazy…

Happy Sunday morning! I am writing this to you while listening to Maroon 5 and this song just seemed perfect to kick off the Sunday weblog to you!

Like the title, it is Sunday morning. Take some time, today, to do yourself some kindness and make your life easy by placing your orders with us, for the week!! We offer just about anything you may need to get you through the busy week, and we make it as simple as possible for you!! The hardest thing for you will be the vast selections to choose from. Then, it’s just a few easy clicks, and we take care of the rest!

Let us do the work for you, this week…ease in, make your orders, breeze in, on Thursday, and breeze out, with a load of local goodness!!

Gold Record Week!

Once again, thank you for making last week’s market a gold record success!!

Let’s try to go platinum, for this week!!

The market is now open for your ordering pleasure!!

Last Call!!

Good evening!! I am currently in an Art Affair meeting and so need to send the Last Call a bit early!!

You have until 8pm to finish up!!

I will tell you that I am in tears because we have broken a tremendous market record!!

We thank you for the love!

I will close the market, in a bit, and send out vendor emails!!

Walking On Sinshine!

The day has been so filled with sun and warmth and you can’t help but be instantly cheered up!!

In your sunshine state of mind, don’t forget to get your orders in, this evening!! We are loving the love you are sending us and are seeing amazing market sales!

Make this one shine even brighter and get your orders in before 8pm!!

Summer Breeze!

Yes, it’s a song title but that is truly what it feels like, outside! And the temps are only going to get better with each day! That means that by Thursday, it will be LOVELY!! Lovely for pickup, lovely to see you at pickup, lovely to send you home with lovely local items!

Take advantage of the mild weather! Place your orders before 8pm, tonight, and venture out on Thursday to enjoy the weather on your way to pickup!

The market is rocking and we are poised to break even our best record week!! Let’s do this!

Oh, Honey, Honey!

Another popular product returns to the market!

Honey Boy Honey just activated their products!! We have all been craving honey and now it is back and available!

Get your orders in!!

Ice, Ice Baby!

The ice may be moving in but we have hot, hot news on newly added products and the return of popular demand products!

Oakview just added Andouille sausage to their ever expanding line of products!

JC Growers added a taste of summer with a new jelly variety!

Littler Farms is back with a variety of cookies!

We have it all from a ton of vendors! Check us all out and get the hot new products along with all of your favorites!

Make the market so hot that we quickly melt this ice!

Monday, Monday!

Happy Monday!!

Just a quick reminder that the market is open until tomorrow night, at 8pm, for your ordering pleasure!!

Also, a reminder that warmer weather is on the way!! That means it will not be freezing or icy or snowy AT ALL on Thursday, for pick up!! Take advantage and get your choices made and your orders in!

I know I will have a huge smile on my face with the return of some warmer weather!

Make me happy, show the market some love, and make yourself happy that you ordered healthy, local food!

See you on Thursday!!