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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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What's The Story, Morning Glory?

Today’s the day that all the world will see
Another sunny afternoon
Walkin’ to the sound of my favorite tune…

Good morning, Happy Monday, time to wake up!!

It’s Monday, and, as you know, you have until tomorrow at 8am, to get your market orders in!!

So many things to choose from, and so much local loveliness!! It’s so easy, it’s so fun, and when you leave with your weekly orders, you can feel good about all of the products you are taking home!!

I am sitting with coffee, working on my own ordering for the week, and listening to this song, on one of my favorite albums.

Fun fact…when I first moved to this area, so many years ago (I originally was here for two years, beginning in 1999…lol…and, I never left) I briefly started a little word of mouth baking business called, Morning Glory. It was a muffin baking business, that was short lived, but also, it planted the seed that one day, I would have more time and vision…and, look what happened…

Anyway, have a lovely day, get your orders in, and I will see you on Thursday, if you are picking up your order!

Cosmic Pam

Come On Get Happy!

Hello world, hear the song that we’re singin’
Come on, get happy…
(Partridge Family)

Happy Thursday, and it was another great market pick up, even in the pouring rain, and faulty phone service for customers!!

Of course, the minute I arrived home, the sky cleared up, and sun was peeking through. Thank you for coming out in the weather, and for always supporting this little local market!!

I am opening the market, again, for the week, so jump on and grab all of what the market has to offer!!

We get a happy feelin’ when we’re singin’ a song…

Cosmic Pam

Tuesday Wake Up!

It’s that time, lovely local market customers!!

You still have time to place your weekly orders, by 8am, this morning!!

Don’t miss out on all of the weekly fun, and goodness!!

Cosmic Pam

Good Times!

Everybody shake
Everybody groove
Everybody shake…
(The Goodbeats)
(INXS/Jimmy Barnes)

Starting this Monday morning off with a fast pace, and a song to fuel it!

Yes, it is Monday, the market is here for your orders, and it’s all good times from here…

A few things of vendor notes…

I added a couple of new Cosmic breads to my lineup, and, I moved my soups to a new category…Cosmic Soups, plus, I have added the new soups for the next few weeks!!

Also, Oakview Farm Meats has added…drumroll….bacon!! Yes, they are back with everyone’s favorite!!

Let’s rock and roll this market, this week!!

Come on baby it won’t take long
Only take a minute just to sing my song…

Cosmic Pam

Market Love!

All market orders were picked up, early, and timely, this evening, so I am able to go ahead and reopen for the next round of ordering!!

It’s all here for you, and your local needs…come and get your local love!!

Cosmic Pam

Wake Up Call!!

Hello, good morning, bon jour!

It’s that time to wake up, and make sure you have your weekly orders in by 8am, this morning!!

Cosmic Pam

The Spice Girls

They’ve done it, again!!

Carla and Jenny of JC Growers just introduced two new dry blends of their seasonings line!

You can now order either their new Jalapeno or Habanero!!

Get it, here, at your locally grown online market!!

Cosmic Pam

Starfish and Coffee

“Starfish and coffee
Maple syrup and jam
Butterscotch clouds, a tangerine
And a side order of ham”

Happy Sunday, lovely local market customers!!

Just a reminder to get those weekly orders in!! Sundays can get a bit crazy as they fade into a Monday, so why not make your market list, now?

I’m sitting with coffee, doing my own ordering, and listening to a few playlists I’ve put together. For some reason, I’ve really been into melding old Prince with Donovan tracks…anyway, this song popped on, and the lyrics caught my attention for the market…

For one…we offer maple syrup, jam, I’m sure there are some butterscotch something or others, and ham…

My main thought, though, is the jam…and, to let you know that Champaign Berry Farms just added SEEDLESS Blackberry Jam to the market!!!

Get excited, mix your own playlists, and dance it all out while getting those orders in…

Cosmic Pam

Hello, Again!!!!

Welcome back to another week of local ordering!!!

As always, we appreciate the support of all that the market has to offer!!

Cosmic Pam

Tuesday Wake Up!

Good morning, lovely little market customers!!

Here is your weekly Tuesday reminder that the market will close of the week’s orders in one hour, at 8am!!

Have you put your orders in, or are you like me, and are running to do it, right now?

Either way, you still have time…

Cosmic Pam