Urbana Market Blog

Kale & Goat Cheese Fritatta Cups

  Kale & Goat Cheese Fritatta Cups Highlighted ingredients are locally grown or produced and may be purchased at Urbana's Market at the Square. 2 cups chopped kale1 garlic clove, thinly sliced3 Tbsp olive oil1/4 tsp red pepper flakes8 large eggs1/4 tsp saltdash ground black pepper1/2 tsp dried thyme1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled Preheat the [...]

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms with Lemon and Peas Highlighted ingredients are locally grown or produced and may be purchased at Urbana's Market at the Square. 12 large fresh mushrooms1 cup peas2 Tbsp olive oil1/2 tsp lemon juice1-2 tsp fresh mint1 Tbsp chopped fresh garlicSea salt and ground black pepper, to taste2 Tbsp grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese Preheat oven [...]

Sprouts Shop the Market!

  Urbana’s Market at the Square invites families with children ages 3-8 years old to Sprouts at the Market this Saturday, July 15th from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sprouts is a free monthly program intended to educate young children – and their caregivers – about eating seasonally and healthfully in Illinois throughout the Market season. This Saturday, [...]

Vendor Spotlight: Nitrocup

   Vendor Spotlights are back! Make sure to check back here weekly to see who we decide to spotlight next. This week's spotlight was done with the founders of  Nitrocup, Central Illinois Natives and University of Illinois Alumni Grant Garland and Will Newton! Nitrocup is a new vendor this season and has already been a major [...]

Blackberry Cornmeal Muffins

  Blackberry Cornmeal Muffins Highlighted ingredients can be bought at the Market! 2 flax eggs ((see back for details))1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk3/4 tsp apple cider vinegar1 1/2 tsp baking soda2 Tbsp honey1/2 cup cane sugar1/4 cup olive oil3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce1/4 tsp sea salt1/4 cup almond meal1 cup fine cornmeal1 cup all-purpose flour1 cup [...]

Asparagus & Avocado Egg Sandwiches

  Asparagus & Avocado Egg Sandwich Highlighted ingredients can be bought at the Market! 8 oz asparagus1 avocado (halved, seeded, peeled, and chopped)1 tsp lime juice4 eggs1/4 cup water1/4 tsp sea salt1/8 tsp black pepper2 Tbsp butter4 slices hearty bread8 slices bacon (crisp cooked) Place asparagus spears in a single layer in a shallow baking [...]

Check Out Our Interactive Market Map

Have you noticed our updated market layout this season? Are you searching for a particular vendor? Perhaps just browsing and want to know which of our vendors and community groups will be at the farmers market this weekend? We've got your covered! Our online, interactive market map is a great way to keep your finger on [...]

Market at the Square Program Makes Farm-Fresh Foods More Accessible

Market at the Square reinstates program to make farm-fresh foods more accessible by doubling LINK card purchases Urbana’s Market at the Square has received a combined $12,500 in funding from Farm Credit and LINK Up Illinois to directly support the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program. In Illinois, SNAP benefits are loaded onto a card [...]


Use #MyUrbanaMarket for a chance to win!

This Saturday we encourage our customers to use #myurbanamarket when they share their farmers market photos on social media (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter). Market Staff will choose their favorite opening day photo, which MUST be posted between 7 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, May 6th. The winner will be notified via direct message on the social [...]

Opening Day!

The City of Urbana’s Market at the Square is pleased to announce that its 2017 season will get underway Saturday, May 6th. Ranked as the top farmers market to visit in Illinois, the Market is located at the corner of Illinois and Vine Streets and runs rain or shine from 7 a.m. to noon every [...]