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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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Sending warm thoughts!

Good golly Miss Molly! It is cold out there…and in here! As we deal with Old Man Winter who is up to his history-making antics, we continue to vend our wonderful items on the virtual market. And, while we have been preoccupied with our pipes, we have come to the last day of sales this week. I know it is a shock to hear, but tonight at 8 pm I will close the market. Please take a few minutes to view the offerings and place your orders!

By Thursday we are supposed to have a heat wave and leave this ridiculousness behind us so shop up friends! Stay warm, or get warm in our case, and see you Thursday which will be two days closer to Spring!

Be safe and shop local!

The market is open!

Good evening customers! Brrrrr! Thank you to each of you who braved the cold to volunteer and to pick up your orders! It is yucky outside and I hope you all made it home safely! The market is open and ready for business! Happy New Year and best wishes that your 2014 is off to a great start!

Thank you!

That’s a wrap! Happy New Year and see you Thursday at market pickup! Thanks for a fabulous 2013 and best wishes for an amazing 2014! Be safe tonight if you are traveling!


One hour remains to order for the market this week. Please hurry! Happy New Year!

Happy, happy, happy New Year!

Just a reminder that the market is open and ready to wish you a wonderfully, happy New Year! We close tonight at 8 PM though so before you raise your glass to toast goodbye to 2013, please complete your order with us! Before you write down your resolutions and leave for the party, be sure to check out our items. Our vendors add new items all the time so be sure to give those a peek too!

Happy New Year! Be safe tonight and every night, and thank you for being a part of our market!

Welcome back!

While I have lots to tell, from 11.5 hours of a book on tape which I will detail later, let’s just say “Welcome Back and Happy New Year!” Hug your friends, neighbors and family for me and we’ll talk soon! The market is open!

Happy Holidays!

On this Christmas Eve, we are sending our best wishes for a safe, healthy and happy holiday! May your plates fulfill, your family comfort, and your friends inspire. Thank you for being a part of our virtual family in 2013! We’ll see you in 2014!

A great big thank you!

Thank you for making the market possibly the best ever! I need to go back and check but I bet it is! See you Thursday!

Last call! 5 minute warning!

Sorry I was out in the barn and lost track of time. Last call!

Last day to order before Christmas!

Good morning Locavores! Just a reminder that today is the last day to order prior to Christmas! The market will be closing tonight and reopening on Thursday, Dec. 26th for the next pickup on January 2. Please make sure you order by 8 pm tonight for all of your stocking stuffers, gifts for other locavores and holiday meal planning. I know there is something for everyone! Don’t miss out! Have a super Tuesday and enjoy the holidays!