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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That Monday Morning Mania!

Good morning, and here we are, right at the start of a Monday morning…the new week, the frantic pace, the overload of thoughts for the week…

Now, imagine you, calmly ordering all the goodness from the market, at your leisure. Having all of the items you may need, all ordered, and ready for a Thursday pick up…sounds dreamy, right?

Also, Super Bowl Sunday is upon us, and you may need extra items for that evening, so Thursday would be the perfect time to pick those up, as well…

This calmness is not a Monday dream…it’s a market reality…the products, the vendors, the amazing feeling of keeping it all local, and you, not fighting the big box shopping madness…

I sit by and watch the river flow
I sit by and watch the traffic go
Imagine something of your very own
Something you can have and hold
I’d build a road in gold
Just to have some dreaming…

I even threw in a song implant to take you on your way to a dreamy Monday…

Cosmic Pam

Welcome Back!!

It’s a new week for ordering all of the local loveliness from the market!!

Thank you for always supporting this local endeavor!

Cosmic Pam

Wake Up Call!!

Hello, good morning, how are you?

It’s Tuesday, it’s a super crazy market, and we close at 8am for weekly orders!! Are you in on the fun?

You still have time to make your week an easy one with all that we have to offer!!

Cosmic Pam

Friday Ordering

Now that she’s back from that soul vacation
Tracing her way through the constellation…
(Drops Of Jupiter-Train)

I am back from my soul vacation, chilly beach walks, communing with the ocean, taking it all in…now, I am back, and I am looking at a bare pantry, bare fridge, and sad looking cabinets…

But, no problem, because on this early Friday morning, I am placing my market order for all the good things that the market has to offer!! Are you doing the same? The Friday Ordering?

I love that I can enter the weekend knowing that my market order is placed, and will be waiting for me on Thursday…

“Now that she’s back in the atmosphere
With drops of Jupiter in her hair
She acts like summer and walks like rain”
(Go ahead…you know you want to flip this song on, and turn it up…) Perfect for listening while placing those orders…

Cosmic Pam

Early Market Opening!


I am headed home from Myrtle Beach, and opening the market a bit early, this week, to start your ordering fun!

Excited to bake for everyone, next week!

Cosmic Pam

Tuesday Reminder

Good morning!

Just a quick reminder that your weekly orders are due by 8am, this morning!

Don’t miss out on all of the fun!

Cosmic Pam

Monday Happiness!!

Happiness because you still have until tomorrow morning, at 8am, to get your weekly orders in!

Cosmic Pam

Welcome Back

The market is now open, and ready for another week of ordering fun!

Cosmic Pam

Thursday Pick Up!

If you placed an order for this week, today is market pick up day!

Order pick up is from 3pm-5:30
Friday 10am=12pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

I just need to know if you need a Friday or Saturday pick up, if you are not already a regular Friday/Saturday pick up!

ALSO…it’s been a cold few days!!! Today will be a bit warmer, but not enough for me to be standing in the cold greenhouse…lol.

So, the market is set up, inside the shop, and I will watch for your cars to pull up, and I will be out with your orders! It may take a few minutes, but I will gather it all up, and be out to you!!

Thank you for always supporting this amazing, long standing, local vendor driven market…

Cosmic Pam

California Dreamin'

I’ve been for a walk…
On a winter’s day…
California dreamin’…
On such a winter’s day…
(Mama’s and the Papa’s)

Another cold, and snowy day…like, really cold!! The perfect morning to stay inside, spin some tunes, sip on a hot beverage, and to get those market orders in before 8am, for the weekly market pick up!!

Sending all the love, sun, and warming vibes to us all…

Cosmic Pam