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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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It's A Beautiful Morning

It’s a beautiful mornin’
Each bird keeps singin’ his own song…
(The Rascals)

Happy Sunshine Day, lovely customers!!

And, let me just sing to you that this will serve as your last call for this week’s market ordering!!

We will close out orders at 8am, and see you on Thursday, at this week’s market order pick up!

You continue to shine so much love on this market, and this makes my heart so very happy!!

Now, go, you still have time to get groovy…

Cosmic Pam

Monday, Monday

Happy Monday to you all!!

I hope that your weekends were wonderful, and that you are now getting into the swing of your back to reality day!

Also, this is your reminder email that the market will be closing for weekly ordering, tomorrow, at 8am!

You don’t want to miss out on all that is lovely through our market…

I will send another reminder, this evening, and I hope you have a lovely start to the week!

Cosmic Pam

Asparagus Update

If you plan to order asparagus, this season is going to be shorter than originally planned!!

Bet told me that it may only be around for another two weeks, due to these warm temps. coming on so quickly.

So, order up, enjoy, because this is a treat that only comes around, briefly, once a year!!

Cosmic Pam

A Sunday Kind Of Love

I do my Sunday dreaming, oh yeah
And all my Sunday scheming
Every minute, every hour, every day…
(Etta James)

I can’t think of anything more perfect than playing a bit of Etta James, on lazy mornings, or any mornings, while enjoying a cup of coffee, flipping through magazines, or books, or looking through this little local market of love, and slowly getting my orders all together, for the week.

Getting my market orders in mean that I don’t have to concentrate on trying to last minute shop, in big box stores…I get local, flavorful, and good for you items, all at my fingertips. All the while, sipping coffee, listening to tunes, looking out the windows, and loving that even as restrictions begin to fade, from this past year, I still don’t need to be out with the masses, and can enjoy peace, quiet, and ordering.

Enjoy another sunshine fueled day…

Cosmic Pam


Here are the vendors who will be on vacation this week:

ChrisMis Farms

Old Farmhouse Candles

My Daily Hemp


They will all be returning, but needed the time off!

Sing A Song

When you feel down and out
Sing a song, it’ll make your day yeah yeah…
(Earth, Wind, and Fire)

Welcome back to the market for another week of ordering fun!

I don’t know about all of you, but in my little world, it’s been a week! Nothing big, just little things all adding up….but, with some music, sweet random texts from friends, and brief little chats with some of my dearest pals, the week sailed on.

Never underestimate the power of song, friends, kind words, and laughs.

Just like this market, it will make your heart sing.

The market is ready for a new week, and we are ready to take your orders!

Cosmic Pam

Hippie and the Farmer

Don’t forget!!

We will have assorted tomato plant starts, Black Cherry tomato plant starts, and assorted colorful pepper starts, today, at market pickup!


They are all so beautiful, and were started by seed, in our greenhouse!

Thursday Notes!

Good morning, lovely market customers!

Just a quick reminder that today is your market order pick up, between 4pm-6pm!

If you need a Friday pick up, we are there between 10am-12pm, only!

And, if you need to pick up on Saturday, we are there from 10am-4pm!!

Please let me know if you are planning to pick up on the alternate days, and not this evening!

We welcome another round of new customers, this week!! Welcome to the market!! Pick up is easy!! You will just be pulling into the circular drive, and we bring your order to your car!

If paying by card, you can call me, ahead of time, with your card information!! I super helps the line if you are not giving me your card, in the pick up line!!

If paying by check, please make it out to Oakview Farm Meats, and if paying by cash, PLEASE have exact amounts, in a ziplock bag, with your name!!

Once again, we thank you for continuing this lovely outpour of support, each week, for our market!!

See you at pick up!!

Cosmic Pam

Last Call!

Let this be your last call to get your weekly market orders in by 8am, this morning!

Happy Tuesday, groovy customers!

Cosmic Pam

Rainy Days and Mondays

Good morning, lovely market customers!!

You know the song, and how fitting for the day…but, we could use a bit of rain, believe it or not.

I hope you had a sunshine filled weekend. I know that I took the weekend to get yard work accomplished, and then planted herbs, all day, yesterday.

I do have a few announcements for this week’s market!!

*Asparagus is listed, this week, on the market, so take advantage!! Beth reports that the warmer weather really helped her out, and this round is even better than the previous, which was already super delicious!! The season is short, so stock up!!

*CrisMis Farms is on vacation, this week!!

*Airport Cafe is on vacation, this week!!

*Hippie and the Farmer will be selling tomato, and pepper plant starts, outside, at this week’s market pick up!! Black cherry tomato plants, assorted regular tomato plants, and assorted pepper plants!!

Don’t forget that the market closes for weekly orders, tomorrow morning, at 8am…get those motors running…

Cosmic Pam