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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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Thursday Love!

It’s that time, that time to open the market, again, for the week!

You showed so much love for the first week of 2024, and we are excited to keep the momentum going!

Cosmic Pam

Market Pick Up!

Welcome to the first market pick up of 2024!

As a reminder, pick up times are 3pm-5:30pm!

You can also request a Friday or Saturday pick up!

Friday 10-12
Saturday 10-4pm

See you at pick up!

Cosmic Pam

Wake Up, Sleepy Heads!

Just your Tuesday wake up call that you have until 8:00am to get your market orders in for the week!!

Don’t miss out on all of the local goodness and fun!!

Cosmic Pam


And I hope it’s gonna be a long, hot summer
And a lotta love will be burnin’ bright…
(Winter-The Rolling Stones)

Well, welcome back, lovely market customers!! We are officially back, and the market is opening for ordering, early today!!

Have you missed us? Did you have a lovely holiday? Are we ready for the winter portion of this market?

The market missed you, the vendors have rested, and we are all back to greet you!!

I’ve added new soups to brighten this month, keep you warm, and to keep you nourished…

I have been on the look for another lettuce vendor….we sadly do miss Kevin, and his amazing lettuce, but he is off in a new direction, and we wish him well!!

Have a lovely day, and a lovely ordering week in this first market of 2024…we are glad to have you back…

Cosmic Pam

A Christmas Wake Up Call!

That’s right…it’s Tuesday, and it’s the week before the Christmas weekend, and that means you need to get your orders in before 8am, this morning!

The market will then tuck in for it’s holiday nap, for a few weeks, and you want to make sure you are stocked up with goodness!!

Also, FYI, while the market is in sleep mode, you can still visit the shop, at the market site, Oakview Farm Meats, to stock up on most of your favorite market vendors’ products!! The shop will be open for the holiday weeks, so you can stop and still feel good about getting market goodness!

Ok…I’m off to finish my own orders…are you with me?

Cosmic Pam

A Market Reminder From Tonight

Just a reminder that there are a few of you who still need to pick up orders, from tonight!

You can pick up, tomorrow, 10am-12pm or Saturday, 10am-4pm. Tomorrow, the shop will close, promptly, at noon, because Hippie and the Farmer are catering in the evening!!

Thank you!

Cosmic Pam

Happy Holiday!

Happy Holiday (Happy Holiday)
Happy Holiday (Happy Holiday)
While the merry bells keep ringing
Happy Holidays to you…

Well, lovely market customers…here we are right in the middle of the holidays, and we have one more market to offer you before we say goodbye to this 2023 year, and the market takes it’s annual two week break!

You’ve been amazing customers, all year, and especially during the holiday months!

Think about what you will need to stock your pantry, freezer, shelves, before we go on break.

I will not be baking because I have a very special young visitor, and his parents, lol, coming to visit for 10 days! So excited, and I do not want to miss a moment!

I will, however, be back with the full Cosmic and Hippie and the Farmer line up, right after the new year!

The market is open, for that one last sparkling week of the holiday market season…

Cosmic Pam

Happy Festive Tuesday!!

Here’s hoping that you are in the swing of all things bright, happy, jolly, and merry…

But, I also know it’s crunch time for everything, so ease your load, and get your market orders in! Fast, easy, local, and friendly…what more could you ask for at the busy holiday time?

You have one hour….

Cosmic Pam

Monday Reminder!

There is still time to get all of your market orders in before 8am, tomorrow!!

Don’t miss out!!

Cosmic Pam

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

And, the weeks are flying by, before the market closes up for it’s holiday break!!

We will be operating the market until the Thursday pick up on December 21st, and then we shut down for two weeks!

That means, you need to get busy with your market orders so you can be stocked up on the local goods, gifts, and local love!

The market is now open, once again, for your ordering pleasure…

FYI, I am off the market, until after the new year. I’m catering, and hosting my own annual Christmas party, and then my Florida family will be in town with my little grandson, for 10 days!! So, I will off enjoying everything!!

Cosmic Pam