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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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Cool Change


Lots of those friendly people
They’re showing me ways to go
And I never want to lose their inspiration…
(Little River Band)

Good evening, all of my very favorite people!! My market people!!

I hope you are well, and I hope that the market went well for you in my absence!!

I am now home from the most lovely, most relaxing, most beautiful weather of a vacation. I didn’t realize just how much I needed the time away. My schedule has been crazy for so very long, and, I’m not going to lie…my champagne days, poolside, and visit with the newlyweds, and soaking up the peace, the love, and all the seaside vibes gave me all the super powers that I needed to kick it all off, again!!

Hence, this evening’s song pick. Cool change. It was needed. And, I appreciate all of you for continuing the market love while I was away.

I open the market, this evening, and am including a special Cosmic note…I have added new items! I added an additional spring soup! AND…you will also see the return of ALL the Cosmic Classics that are emerging back into the spotlight!!

Cool change, babes…it brings on the best vibes…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Updates!


Hello, from vacation!!

A couple of notes from vendors!!

From the Vernons!!

I created new Lamb bundles and a very special Bundle Box with Beef and Lamb ready for the grill!

From McClain Munchies!!

They are gone, on a mission trip, for two weeks!!

The market is open, and ready for orders!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Your half Irish market manager, on vacay, is celebrating the luck of the Irish in Florida, as I open up the market!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

For A Limited Time!


Oakview Farm Meats just added the containers of their pulled pork that you love so much!

Limited quantities for a limited time!

They sell fast, so don’t miss out!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Love Is All Around


Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
(Sonny Curtis-Theme Song to The Mary Tyler Moore Show)

What a fun song to start off this snowy cold Saturday morning!

And, who can make that day worthwhile? We can, that’s who! Your market, and market vendors…here for you, just to put the love into your day!

You may have noticed that my products and Hippie and the Farmer products are in vacation mode, and that is because on Tuesday, I am catching a plane to Florida, to go get some warmth, sunshine, and visit with the newlyweds..

So, my vacation spans into the following Wednesday evening, so you will be without me for two markets!

But, your other market manager, along with my father will be running things while I am gone!

I will still be working behind, the scenes, while away, sending your reminders, and sending reports for market orders!

But, until then…love is all around…

And, if you want to listen to one of my favorite versions of this song, kick on some Joan Jett to hear her version! Rev it up while you get your orders in…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Hello!


Another week, another chance to join in the market fun!!

The market is open for more ordering goodness!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Hello!


Another week, another chance to join in the market fun!!

The market is open for more ordering goodness!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Tuesday Reminder!


Hello, good morning, bon jour…

It’s Tuesday, it’s 45 minutes until market closing time for the week, and do you have your orders in?

Have a lovely day, and thank you for always supporting this little local market…we love you for it!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

A Note From ELM Tree Essentials!


Laura sent me a quick note, last week, letting me know that their soap will be ready, and back in stock by April!

She wrote…

Not to fear, we have soap already made and curing! It will be ready the beginning of April!

And It Stoned Me


Oh, the water
Oh, the water
Oh, the water
Hope it don’t rain all day…
(Van Morrison)

Welcome to your rainy day Monday, lovely little market customers! After a super warm weekend, I guess the rains can dampen one day, so it may as well be on a Monday!

I hope you all have had a lovely weekend, enjoying the milder temperatures! I went to a concert, in Columbus, Friday night, and it was the perfect weather for walking the distance from the hotel to the venue! I love an early spring kick off!

And, speaking of a kick off…have you kicked off your orders, onto the market, yet? This is your Monday reminder that you have until tomorrow morning, at 8am, to get your weekly dose of fun all ordered!!

Have a lovely day…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam