Urbana Market Blog

Thank you for a Great Season!

The Urbana's Market at the Square would like to thank all their vendors and patrons for a wonderful 2019 market season!  Even though it ended on a rainy note, we had fun at the Market at the Scare.  Check out photos from the annual event here. The Market has now moved indoors at the Lincoln [...]

October 26th, 2019 | Market at the Scare!

Join the Urbana Arts and Culture Program and Urbana's Market at the Square for MARKET AT THE SCARE!, our annual fall celebration at the Urbana farmers market! From 8am-12pm, join in the fun with activities for the whole family including: a pop-up photo booth with props, character greeters, fall crafts, puppet show, and a spooky [...]

October 19, 2019 – SPROUTS at the Market | Sprouts Learn About Soil

Got a “Sprout” in your life? Then bring them to the farmers market! Sprouts at the Market is our FREE nutrition, farm linkage, and mealtime programming for kids ages 3-8. It takes place the third Saturday of each month from May through October from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This week's theme is "Sprouts Learn About [...]

October 5, 2019 – Chef Demo Featuring Janie Maxwell

Our final Chef Demo of the market season will feature Janie Maxwell, Executive Director of the Illinois Farmers Market Association. Janie is passionate about expanding local foods and farmers’ markets. As a Registered Dietitian she believes strongly in the health value of local food and advocates for local food by building systems that highlight the [...]

Art at the Market & Sprouts – September 21, 2019

In honor of Welcoming Week, join the City of Urbana's Arts and Culture Program and Market at the Square for another Art at the Market! From 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. make your own butterfly screenprints and crafts celebrating migration in honor of Immigrant Welcoming Week. From 9:30am-11:30am, enjoy a performance from the Afro-Carribbean Jazz [...]

SPROUTS at the Market – August 17, 2019

How often do kids get to be in charge of their own breakfast? We are giving sprouts the autonomy to create their own breakfast parfait at our breakfast bar with fruit from our local vendors! Got a “Sprout” in your life? Then bring them to the farmers market! Sprouts at the Market is our FREE [...]

Art at the Market – August 10th, 2019

In honor of National Farmer's Market Week, join the City of Urbana's Arts and Culture Program and Market at the Square for another Art at the Market! From 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. make your own veggie stencils with The Common Mind! The Common Mind is a group of artists (spanning a vast range of [...]

Chef Demo – Leah Bodine with Blue Dragonfly Catering – August 3rd, 2019

Chef Demo's occur the first Saturday of every month during the market season.  This week features Chef Leah Bodine, owner of Blue Dragonfly Catering.  Make sure to stop by the Chef Demo Tent near the entrance to the market to see what Chef Leah is cooking up. Chef Leah Bodine is a self-taught, accidental chef. [...]

Read at the Market – July 27th, 2019

The Urbana Free Library joins us on the 4th Saturday of each month for READ AT THE MARKET. They are located near the northwest corner of the Market and present a variety of gardening guides, food-related novels, recipes, and cook books. They also have a fun sitting area where librarians read to children, pass out [...]

Mid-American Gardener Road Show – July 20th, 2019

Join "Mid-American Gardener" host Tinisha Shade-Spain and MAG panelists this Saturday at the Market! They'll be available to have a look at anything you'd like to "show and tell", answer your gardening questions, or just chat about the season we're having (and what a season it's been so far!) Find the show at the NE [...]