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!
Here we are, already a Tuesday that feels like a Monday that feels like I just stepped out of Friday!!
I hope that you all had an enjoyable long weekend, remembered the importance of the weekend, and also took advantage of the beautiful weather, and the star filled night skies.
I hosted my first micro private music campout in my backyard, and it was so fun, freeing to back among people having a good time, and dancing, laughing, chatting…it was music to my spirit.
And now…crazy that it’s already Tuesday but make sure to get your orders in by 8am!! I have to follow my own advice, and go straight to ordering, from here!
I will see all who ordered, at Thursday’s pick up!!
I know we’ve all been busy over the holiday weekend, so don’t forget that the market closes for weekly orders, tomorrow, at 8am!
Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
It’s not warm when she’s away
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And she’s always gone too long
Anytime she’s goes away…
I’ve been looking out the windows, sipping coffee, and humming this song, all morning.
We lost the sunshine, we lost the warmth, and we gained a whole lot of rain, wind, and cold. What a short lived summer we had…lol.
Anyway, welcome to another week of ordering. I know it’s a busy weekend with the holiday, but we are here for you, bringing you the best of the best.
A reminder that Harrigan’s Harvest said that this will be the last week for ordering asparagus!!
And, Kingdom Fish has carrots, kale, and swiss chard available on the market!! They will have microgreens, again, in a couple of weeks!!
So much to enjoy from our vendors…
I guess that this weekend, we are all making our own kind of sunshine…much love to you all…
Carrots, Kale, and Swiss Chard!
Thank You, Kindly!
A huge dose of love going out to all customers and vendors of this week’s market!!
A market well done, by one and all!!
I would like to open the market, again, for ordering, and I would also like to wish all of you a very safe, and happy holiday coming up!!
The horizon looks very different than it did a year ago, and I, for one, am never taking things for granted, again…
So, life live, and enjoy each day!!
Just a reminder that Laurie will be set up, out in the new drive through part of the market, with all kinds of fun plants, on hand, for your purchasing fun!
Hippie and the Farmer will also have a few plants, for sale, as well…
It’s the perfect time to get your garden needs, all in one spot!!
Thursday Kind Of Love!
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!!
See you at pick up!!
A Note From Anchor Acres
Happy Wednesday, lovely market customers!
First of all…thank you, so very much, for all the love you showed us, this week, and each and every week! I am never not blown away, each week, as I watch the orders flooding in!!
And, at tomorrow’s pick up, we welcome back, Anchor Acres….she is a past vendor, and we love her produce!
Here is a note from Laurie, of Anchor Acres…I will have more variety including some fun things like tomatillos, kabocha squash, and chamoe (Korean melon), as well as some peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and green beans.
We will have her all set up in the new area that you all have been watching come to life with the new driveway expansion.
If you are a market customer, this week, you can stop at the greenhouse while I bring you your order, and then you can keep pulling into the new section to drive up to where Laurie will be!!
Each week, we will have various vendors all set up to bring you their products, or to meet and greet you, and talk about their business.
Since this is an online market, the customers don’t always get to meet the vendors, and we think this will be an excellent new edition to our little market. A drive through option!
If you did not order this week, you are still welcome to drive out, and partake in meeting Laurie, and grabbing up what she will be offering!!
She is cash and carry, only!!!!
See you, tomorrow…
It's A Beautiful Morning
It’s a beautiful mornin’
Each bird keeps singin’ his own song…
Happy Sunshine Day, lovely customers!!
And, let me just sing to you that this will serve as your last call for this week’s market ordering!!
We will close out orders at 8am, and see you on Thursday, at this week’s market order pick up!
You continue to shine so much love on this market, and this makes my heart so very happy!!
Now, go, you still have time to get groovy…
Happy Monday to you all!!
I hope that your weekends were wonderful, and that you are now getting into the swing of your back to reality day!
Also, this is your reminder email that the market will be closing for weekly ordering, tomorrow, at 8am!
You don’t want to miss out on all that is lovely through our market…
I will send another reminder, this evening, and I hope you have a lovely start to the week!
If you plan to order asparagus, this season is going to be shorter than originally planned!!
Bet told me that it may only be around for another two weeks, due to these warm temps. coming on so quickly.
So, order up, enjoy, because this is a treat that only comes around, briefly, once a year!!