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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 gochampaign.com. 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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Did You Miss Us?


The feeling is mutual, and, I was feeling quite sad, this afternoon, at 4pm, not greeting all of you!

I am opening the market, and putting my products back on, and will be adding a few, after tomorrow!

I love you all to the moon and back, and I’m happy to bring the market out of vacation mode!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Peaches, Sweet Corn, and Blackberries!


Today, 4pm-6pm, during market order pick up, Champaign Berry Farm will be set up in the drive thru part of the market with all of summer’s delights!!

Open to market customers, and non market customers! Just make sure to pull straight through if you are not picking up an order!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Love Is In The Air


Love Is In The Air
Everywhere I look around…
Love Is In The Air
Every sight and every sound…
(John Paul Young)

Hello, 1978 song flashback…hello coming off of a weekend of catering a beautiful wedding filled with love, and hello to this week, and the love fest that is about to become my own daughter’s bridal shower. Bridal Brunch. Brunch and Bubbly. The time has finally come, after she has patiently waited out the pandemic.

She is ready…Miss Ohio Is Getting Married…

So, while I am deep into a sea of pinks, getting it all organized, I urge you to place your weekly orders, keeping in mind that the market will be on vacation, next week!!

Go ahead…put all the love out there, fill the air, fill the market, and fill your hearts.

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Both Sides Now


Rows and floes of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I’ve looked at clouds that way…
(Judy Collins/Joni Mitchell)

Welcome back to another market week! We are back for another week, but then we will be taking the following week off for a market vacation!

The vendors work so very hard, and it’s time for a week of rest! And, while we are on break, go out to support another local tradition at The Champaign County Fair!

You may also notice that I am still on break! After catering, this weekend, for a wedding, I then get ready to host and cater my own daughter’s bridal brunch.

After always making weddings a culinary dream, it’s my turn to be on the mom side of things…

Both sides now…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Tuesday Reminder


It’s that time, again, lovelies!

Get those orders in my 8am!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Sunday, Groovy Sunday!


Here’s hoping that your weekend has been groovy, and full of fun…

The market has so much to order, right now!!

The produce from Kingdom Fish is just crazy beautiful!!! I love using their microgreens to top all of our catering salads…bright, crisp, and full of that extra flavor!

The garlic selections from JCGrowers is crazy good!!

The blackberries from Champaign Berry are so gigantic and flavorful!!

AND…the peaches that Champaign Berry has had available at our drive thru area of the market are OUTSTANDING!!

Hippie and the Farmer will be featuring them in our catering event, this coming weekend, along with the garlic from JCGrowers!

And…Ruthie’s Pies has added her peach pie (out of this world) to the market, using Champaign Berry peaches!!

Local love giving local love…it’s the way of this lovely little local market!

Don’t forget to order!! And, there are quite a few vendors on vacation, this week, but will be back, next week!! Including yours truly…although my vacation is a working vacation from the market…lol.

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

All You Need Is Love…


…and, this market!!

The market is once again, open for another week of orders!!!

Thank you, all, for the loveliest of pick ups, this evening!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Old Souls Farm Update!


If you ordered from Old Souls, this week, we just got word that product is not available, this week!

They are beyond sorry!!!

If you pay by card, I will adjust your orders!

If you pay by cash or check, please adjust, accordingly!

Thank you!!

Pam

Old Souls Farm Update!


If you ordered from Old Souls, this week, we just got word that product is not available, this week!

They are beyond sorry!!!

If you pay by card, I will adjust your orders!

If you pay by cash or check, please adjust, accordingly!

Thank you!!

Pam

Thursday Note!


Good morning!!

Don’t forget…if you ordered, this week, your pick up is this evening!! 4pm-6pm, unless you made a Friday pick up arrangement, and then, it’s 10am-12pm!

Also…there will be vendors, once again, set up in the drive thru area, just in case you want to get in on the fresh cling peaches, blackberries, and other products that may be set up!!

Thank you, so very much, for all the love, each and every week!!

See you, tonight…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam