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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 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!



 
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Thank You!


Thank you for being such extra amazing and patient customers while I was away, this evening!!

I have great news!! I only have to take one more week off from baking, and then I am allowed to return the next market!!

The surgeon and staff were beyond amazed at my progress!!

So, at the next market, after this one, get ready for the Cosmic Hippie’s return!!

The market is now open for ordering!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Thursday Pick Up!


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

If you need a Friday/Saturday pick up, and have not already alerted me to that, please let me know! Remember that Friday pick ups are from 10am-12pm, and not all day long!

If you need to be after 6pm, this evening, your orders will be boxed and waiting for you inside the greenhouse!! I know we used to do porch pick ups, but we don’t trust the porch with weather, and all of the kittens that run around!

ALSO…be patient, this evening, at pick up. Your other market manager, Mark, will be working the market, solo, while I am in Dayton for another appointment for my baking accident.

Fingers crossed for good news so that I can get back to baking!!!

Thank you, for always supporting our little local market!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Tuesday Reminder!


Good morning, and hello…

This is your last reminder for your weekly ordering at the market!

Also…in case you missed it, Beth added more asparagus, last night, and there are a few left in this last hour of this week’s market!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Asparagus Update!


Go, order, more have been added!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Mother's Day!!


Here’s your reminder that this Sunday is Mother’s Day!!

Wouldn’t it be so awesome to gift your mother, a mother, a fur baby mother, or just a mother to all, a gift from this little local market? We have SO much in the way of gifts!!

AND…what about all of the local food that we have to offer? Are you grilling? Baking? Cooking? We have all the things you could possibly need to make the day even more special!!

Also…the asparagus is going fast, and make sure to watch the market, tonight, for any additional quantities!!

The market closes, tomorrow, at 8am…

And, if you need Cosmic bread for your celebrations…even though I am injured, I do have a good frozen selection…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Asparagus!!!


Here it is!

Beth, of Harrigan’s Harvest, just sent this update!

I will have it for Thursday’s market but won’t know quantity until approximately 8pm tomorrow when I harvest for the first time after school. I made it available on the market but only put 10 # for quantity – pretty sure they’ll be a lot more available and will change the # tomorrow night.

You can begin ordering!!

Remember that the season is short, the quantities go quickly, and it is such a seasonal treat!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Asparagus!!!


Here it is!

Beth, of Harrigan’s Harvest, just sent this update!

I will have it for Thursday’s market but won’t know quantity until approximately 8pm tomorrow when I harvest for the first time after school. I made it available on the market but only put 10 # for quantity – pretty sure they’ll be a lot more available and will change the # tomorrow night.

You can begin ordering!!

Remember that the season is short, the quantities go quickly, and it is such a seasonal treat!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Give Me The Beat, Boys...


Thanks for the joy that you’ve given me
I want you to know I believe in your song
And rhythm and rhyme and harmony
You’ve helped me along
Makin’ me strong…
(Drift Away-Dobie Gray)

Could there be a better song? And, this lyric…I was singing this, to myself, the other day, thinking of all the outpouring of concern you all have sent my way. It’s kept me on the sunshine side of things.

Also, an update…I’ve moved on to Level 2 of my treatment plan, and the burn team were so very excited about the progress of my healing in Level 1. I return, next Thursday, for a third visit. I remain on baking/soup hiatus, but remember that there is Cosmic frozen soups and breads, and you can order them if you like to be surprised!

On more market beats…

I am awaiting word from Beth of Harrigan’s Harvest because with fingers crossed…she may have asparagus available for this week’s market! As soon as I hear from her, I will send out that HUGE alert…because you know, we LOVE her and her asparagus!!!

Other market beats…

All of our lovely, seasonal, market produce vendors have reported that they are ramping up all growing to be able to have even more at the market, this season!!! SO EXCITED!!!

And, as always, we have the year round loveliness of Old Souls Farm!!

New, this week…

JC Growers have unleashed two new seasoning mixes!!!!

We have so much to offer, so much love that goes into all that our vendors produce for you, and they are here for you!!

Floral updates…

Our girls from Flourish are working out a floral schedule for the market that will help in their time!! Rebekkah remains in Hawaii, and Audrey is rockin’ the good job at Second Harvest Food Bank, and they hope to make a once a month floral offering!! I will announce once they work it out!

And, we will be welcoming a new little local florist, on a weekly basis, bringing blooms from local farms. Not to take away from Flourish, but she will be weekly. Once her prom and Mother’s Day season is over, she will be bringing her floral magic to the market. She’s an up and comer, and she recently opened, Bell’s Flowers, in downtown Urbana!

I think, on the one week a month that Flourish comes on, I will have Bell’s go into vacation mode, that week. That way, we can show each the LOVE!

Give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Market Love!


Here we go, market lovelies!

Another week of market ordering!

I loved seeing all of you, this evening! I am still on baking hiatus, but did get good healing reports, today!

I revisit the hospital, next week, to see the progress!

But, there is still the frozen Cosmic breads and soups, until I return!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Market Pick Up Reminder!


Happy Thursday!

Just a reminder that if you placed an order, this week, pick up is this evening, 4pm-6pm, unless you need to make alternate pick up arrangements!

If you are new, you may pay cash, checks made out to Oakview Farm Meats, or by card!

If paying with cash, please place in a ziplock bag with your name on the bag!

Thank you,
Cosmic Pam