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 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!



 
Subscribe to an RSS Feed

Tick Tock!


The minutes are counting down…do you have your weekly orders in?

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Happy Monday!!


Here we are, Monday evening, already, and here I am, hurrying to place my weekly order for the market!

Let this serve as your reminder that your market orders are due by 8am, tomorrow!!

These crazy weeks are flying by, and I don’t want you to miss out on all the market has to offer!! Especially during the holiday season!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Ordering!!


So sorry about this, but it looks like the system did something a little off, last night, as it sometimes does, and after I closed out the market, from this past week, it popped back open, later, still with the new orders and old order.

I’ve had to clear it all out, and that means, the four customers who ordered after I reopened, last night, will PLEASE need to order, again!!! So sorry, and it usually does this when the system undergoes an update…

So, can the customers who already placed an order, please reorder!

Thank you!!!
XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Thank You!


It was another amazing market week, and we thank you, kindly, for always supporting this little local market!

The ordering begins, again, for another super week!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Thank You!


It was another amazing market week, and we thank you, kindly, for always supporting this little local market!

The ordering begins, again, for another super week!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Market Pick Up


Just a reminder that if you placed a market order, today is your market pick up, and you may begin picking up between 3pm-5:30pm!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

That Tuesday Alarm Clock


Good morning, here I am, your friendly Tuesday wake up call, reminding you that you still have one hour to place your weekly orders!!

The market is all movin’ and groovin’, and you don’t want to miss out on all of the weekly fun!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Cyber Monday Mania!


Good morning, on this chilly, windy Monday morning!! I hope you are waking up with warm coffee or tea, or whatever you enjoy…

And, while you are waking up, I’m here to remind you that on Saturday, you all ordered from the market for Small Business Saturday, and now you can also participate in Cyber Monday, but also shopping from this little local market of loveliness!

And, while we should participate in shopping small, all the time, I realize that it’s not always completely possible. But, when you do shop from this little, long running market, you make the vendors, so very, very happy!!

So, with that…have you started thinking about Christmas gifts, and giving the gift of something locally grown or made? We’ve got so much to offer!!

And…S&S Naturals is back with us, and Sarah has also added lots of things for the holidays, along with her dried mixes!!

Champaign Berry has added two different sizes of their frozen raspberries!! These are PERFECT to keep in the freezer, all winter long, and scoop out whenever you need that lovely local berry goodness in your life. Are you entertaining for the holidays? One thing that I love doing is putting a bit of their frozen berries scoop into a champagne flute, and then pouring the bubbly over! So festive!

Ok…I’m with you, and have my coffee in hand, ready to order from the market!

Have the best start to the week!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Thanksgiving Treat


Arlo Guthrie
This song is called Alice’s Restaurant
It’s about Alice
And a restaurant
But Alice’s Restaurant is not the name of the restaurant
That’s just the name of the song
And that’s why I call the song Alice’s Restaurant
You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant
You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant
Walk right in it’s around the back
Just a half a mile from the railroad track
And you can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant
Now it all started two Thanksgivings ago
Was on two years ago on Thanksgiving
When my friend and I went up to visit Alice at the restaurant
But, Alice doesn’t live in the restaurant
She lives in the church nearby the restaurant in the bell tower
With her husband Ray, and Fasha the dog…
(Alice’s Restaurant-Arlo Guthrie)

One of my oldest Thanksgiving traditions is to watch this on Thanksgiving eve, while listening to it, tomorrow, at noon, before family and guests arrive.

As a treat to our market customers, I am opening the market a day early, for your ordering pleasure.

I know it’s going to be crazy days, from here on out, and this little local market is here for all that you may need!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday Reminder


Hello! Just a reminder that if you ordered, this week, you can begin picking up your weekly orders at 3pm, today!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam