Urbana Market Blog

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 [...]

Sprouts at the Market! – Sprouts experiment with food!

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.  

Save the Date! Annual 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 Saturday, March 16th from 8am - 12pm p.m. in Lincoln Square Mall . At the CSA Fair, customers will have the opportunity to meet local farmers and businesses that offer CSA programs and buying clubs, [...]

2019 C.S.A. Fair

The 5th Annual CSA Fair returns March 16th! When: Saturday, March 16  |  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Where: Grand Hallway, Lincoln Square Mall, 300 S Broadway Ave., Urbana, IL 618012 (where the Market IN the Square takes place) Do you love local food? Do you like supporting local farmers? At the CSA Fair, customers will have the opportunity [...]

Market At the Square has Moved IN the Square

The indoor addition of the Market has started and runs every Saturday until April 27, 2019. Come out and see some of your favorite Market at the Square produce growers and vendors plus meet new vendors as well. Market starts at 8am and runs until 1pm. The Market IN the Square is managed by the Urbana Business [...]

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".