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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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Welcome Back!

It’s Thursday, we just completed another week of pick ups, and now I am opening the market fun, again!

All the local goods you could ever need, right here!

Cosmic Pam

Market Pick Up!

Just a reminder that if you ordered, this week, tonight is pick up, between 4-6pm!

If you made Friday arrangements, we will see you in the morning, 10am-12pm!

Cosmic Pam

Tuesday Reminder!

Just a quick reminder to get your orders in by 8am, this morning!

I have not done much market blogging, over the weekend, because I was busy getting ready to film a local cooking segment with Hippie and the Farmer, and Cosmic Charlie! Your other market manager featured Oakview Farm Meats, and then this lovely little market was super heavily featured!

It was a crazy day, and now, it’s my reminder to order!

Cosmic Pam

Happy Sunshine Saturday!

The sun is streaming in, I’m having a bit of a lazy morning before I need to go bake a bit, for special orders, and I just wanted to send a big dose of weekend love your way!

Also, if you are thinking ahead to the holiday weekend, next weekend, you may want to think about all of the amazing local items that you can order, right here, to help you with your celebrations, or just your kick back/easy holiday plans.

It will be a busy weekend, with excitement on the horizon, so why fight the crowds at the big box stores, when you can just drive up on Thursday, while we load your car with the best, the freshest, the products are truly locally grown…

Cosmic Pam

Love Vibes

All the love, all the time!

The market opens, tonight, with nothing but love!

It was an amazing market, tonight, and it was lovely to be back with all of you!

Get ready to order all of the market goodness!

Cosmic Pam

Tuesday Love Note

Just your usual Tuesday Love Note to remind you that if you still have not ordered, now would be the time…

The market closes for weekly orders at 8am, this morning!

It’s a crazy, happenin’ market, and you don’t want to miss out on the fun…

Cosmic Pam

Looks Like Rain

Well, it looks like rain, and it feels like rain…
Oh it surely looks like rain…
(Grateful Dead)

Happy Monday…and, your manager is back from the Farm Elegance Dinner, Friday night, and ready for market action!

I just can’t tell what the weather is going to end up doing, today, but right now, it surely does look like rain, and this song has been rambling around in my head.

Have you placed your orders for the week? Did you have a lovely weekend? A lovely Father’s Day? I hope everyone got to enjoy moments of peace, love, and happiness.

This week, we see ChrisMis Farms on vacation, while we welcome a new vendor…Baked Batter!

Let’s get the market rolling into today, Monday, before we close orders, for the week, tomorrow morning at 8am!

Cosmic Pam

Champaign Berry!

Tis the season, and we welcome the raspberry season!

Champaign Berry Farm just added red raspberries to the market!

Take advantage of this short season!

Cosmic Pam

And, We’re Back!

Happy Thursday, a huge thank you to Carla for taking my place, tonight, and now that market reopens for another week of fun!!

I will write more after tomorrow night’s soirée!

Cosmic Pam

Thursday Note!

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!!

*Tonight, you will have a guest vendor, Carla, of JCGrowers, helping Mark with orders!! I will be tucked away, working on food prep for tomorrow!!

I will be back on the market, when I open it up, this evening, for ordering!

Cosmic Pam