Urbana Market Blog

Sprouts get down and dirty!

Come out to the Market this Saturday and eat dirt! Or at least something that looks like it. Sprouts will be learning about the soil and making their own edible "dirt cups".

2018 CSA Fair

Please join Urbana’s Market at the Square, The Land Connection, and Urbana First Fridays for the Annual Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair on Friday, March 2nd from 5-7:30 p.m. in the mall hallway behind Common Ground . At the CSA Fair, customers will have the opportunity to meet local farmers and businesses that offer CSA [...]

Vendor Spotlight: To Dye For by Morgan

Welcome to our second installment of the 2017 season's Vendor Spotlights! Last week we did Nitrocup and it was a huge success. We're sticking with the theme of spotlighting new vendors and this week we interviewed Morgan Banta, owner of To Dye For by Morgan! She works with her stepmom, Amy Chelin, and her mother, Sheryl [...]

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 [...]

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 2018 season will get underway Saturday, May 5th. 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 [...]

Vendor Spotlight: Avery Farms

Charles Avery generally does the fieldwork with his wife adding addtionaly support and suggestions for various new, successful crops. This will be my seventh year here at the Market at the Square. I have always enjoyed working outside and have been a gardener since I was a kid. I bought our farm ground back in [...]

Vendor Spotlight: Campbell Apiaries

Kim Campbell, Owner I've been coming to the Market for over 20 years now. I had been interested in beekeeping and picked up a beekeeping book at a local bookstore to learn more about it. After that, I responded to a newspaper ad selling used beekeeping equipment and it even included colonies of bees. I [...]