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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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Happy Monday!!

The market is ready for all of your weekly orders, and, it’s also Father’s Day weekend, next weekend, so make sure to order all of the loveliness for any of your celebration plans!

Cosmic Pam

Another Thursday Evening!

Another market in the weekly books, and here we are, again, ready to make it all happen, once again!

Market pick up was lovely, as always, and I loved chatting with each of you! You truly make my week!

I came home, opened a bottle of wine, watched the sunset, am enjoying a fire with this lovely chilled evening, and enjoying a bit of time with my visiting girl!

As I sit, and think about all that I am thankful for, I add to the list, you and this market.

Enjoy, and order!

Also, asparagus season has come to an end, but we now say hello to garlic scapes season!

Cosmic Pam

Tuesday Reminder!

Hello, lovelies!

The market closes, for the week, at 8am…will you be part of the Market Love Circle, this week?

Cosmic Pam

A Note From Shire Farm!

Hey Everyone!

We just got our chicken back from the processor yesterday and the packaging is beautiful! I am super happy with it, and I hope you guys will be too. Everything is back in stock, but please be aware that some of the quantities per package have changed due to the new processor. I have updated the website with the new inventory, ready for your kitchen!

As a reminder, our Thanksgiving turkey pre-orders are now live! Just visit to reserve yours.

As always, thank you for supporting local farms. It is because of you that we can continue to provide quality products.

Thank you,

Pretty In Pink

Pretty in pink, isn’t she?
Pretty in pink, isn’t she?
(Psychedelic Furs)

Good morning, lovelies!

Just a market note to say, Happy Friday, the market is open, there is so much loveliness to order, and also to remind you that asparagus season is fleeting, so make sure you take full advantage on the market orders!!

Pretty In Pink is the song rambling around in my head, this morning for a few reasons. First, last evening, as I do each evening, I was watering all of my plants, planters, ferns, and enjoying a glass of wine on my back deck. I sat down, for a moment, glanced up at the sky, and saw the most brilliant hot pink sunset smashed against the bright blue sky. So amazing.

I went, inside, where I had just arranged a cobalt blue vase full of the LOVELIEST pink peonies that Flourish has on the market, and once again, a pretty in pink moment! Another reminder that they have had the most beautiful peonies on the market, for ordering, but like asparagus, the season doesn’t last long, so order these beauties!

Finally, this song…a staple from my 80s club days, and, also, a group of my pals are all headed off to see the Psychedelic Furs and X, in July! Hello, club days!!

Have a lovely pink filled days, and take a bit of time to order your own loveliness from the market!

Cosmic Pam

A Surprise Early Opening!!

All of you lovely customers have picked up, early, this evening, so here I am, giving you the gift of early ordering for next week!

Also, your co-market manager would like me to inform everyone that he has been busy in the fields, and was finally able to update all meat quantities on the market!

Let’s go! Hello, June!

Cosmic Pam

The Heat Is On

Good morning lovely market customers!

The heat is definitely on, this morning! Both with the outside temperatures, AND, to get those orders in!!

With the long holiday weekend, I know it’s easy to think it’s a Monday, but in fact, it’s a Tuesday, and the market will close in 45 minutes for weekly orders!

Here is your Tuesday reminder…

Cosmic Pam

Happy Memorial Day!

And, a quick reminder to get your orders by tomorrow at 8am!

Cosmic Pam

All The Love!

It was so nice to see each of you, this evening!

As always, the market appreciates you, and your support!

The market reopens for ordering!!

Have a great holiday!!

Cosmic Pam

Thursday Note!

The sun is up, the sky is blue
It’s beautiful, and so are you…
(Dear Prudence-The Beatles)

Good morning, lovely market customers…

This is your reminder that if you ordered, this week, tonight is your market order pick up! 4pm-6pm, OR 10am-12pm, tomorrow, OR…Saturday, 10am-4pm! Just please let me know if you need the Friday or Saturday pick up time so that I can move your order into those time slots!

And…if you are new to the market, this evening, you may pay for your market order via exact cash, in a ziplock bag, with your name, or a check made out to Oakview Farm Meats, or by phoning me with a credit card number!

It looks like a hard rain’s gonna fall, this evening, so you all may want to also put your checks in a ziplock bag to prevent them from getting wet on my journey from your car to the greenhouse!

Thank you, all of you, for always showing the market so much love! See you at pick up!

Cosmic Pam