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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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Tuesday Wake Up!

Just your friendly reminder that it’s Tuesday morning, and the market will be closing for the week, and, next week, for Thanksgiving, at 8am!!

Get your orders in!!

Cosmic Pam

New Morning

Can’t you hear that rooster crowing?
Rabbit running down across the road
Underneath the bridge where the water flowed through
So happy just to see you smile
Underneath the sky of blue
On this new morning, new morning…
(Bob Dylan)

Here we are, a brand new morning on a brand new Monday! And, a brand new week of market fun!!

As a reminder…the market will be closed, next week, as it will be Thanksgiving week, and we will not be running market pick up on Thanksgiving Day!

So, with that being said…get all the loveliness of the market that you will need for your holiday culinary needs!!

The market closes for ordering, tomorrow morning, at 8am, so you have plenty of time to think of all that you need!!

Let’s take advantage of this brand new morning, on this brand new Monday…

Cosmic Pam

Autumn Almanac

Breeze blows leaves of a musty-colored yellow…
So, I sweep them in my sack…
Yes, yes, yes, it’s my autumn almanac…
(The Kinks)

Perfect lyrics for a perfect week of autumn loveliness…

And, the perfect song to kick off another market week!!

AND…your market manager is back in action with breads AND a soup choice for the week!!!

Get in on the action, because it is now perfect soup and bread weather!!

The market has so much to offer, and so much to ease you into that comfort food zone, now that the days are ending early, and the evenings are crisp and cool!!

Go ahead!! Start your orders!!

Cosmic Pam

Thursday Pick Up!

Just a reminder that if you placed an order, this week, your pick up is this afternoon, and can begin at 3pm!!

Cosmic Pam


Are your market orders in?

The time is near!

Cosmic Pam

November Vibes

I am coming to you, from Florida, and will be back, next week, but for now, let’s get this cozy month kicked off with fall weather orders!

Cosmic Pam

Happy Halloween!!

It’s all fun and games unless you miss getting your market orders in!

The time is now, before I close things out at 8am!

Cosmic Pam

Happy Ordering!

Today, I’m opening the market, early, to begin your weekly fun!!

With all the fun of Halloween approaching, why not make your weekly shopping easy for your week?

No tricks! Just lovely local goodness!

Cosmic Pam

Market Pick Up!

Don’t forget that your orders can be picked up, today, beginning at 3pm!

Cosmic Pam

Tuesday Wake Up Call!

Just your Tuesday reminder to get your orders in!

Cosmic Pam