Produce Is Waterproof

Date: 
September 1, 2012 - 7:00am - 12:00pm

There are many wonderful things about locally-grown fruits and vegetables, but one of their finer traits, at least this weekend, is they don't mind getting a little wet.

The Market continues to benefit from lovely, sunny weather on the weekends 9though this weekend may be an exception) - and our growers will be offering a huge variety of fresh, locally-grown produce, flowers, and plants. Come check out the selection, and make sure to hit all five rows of the Market - prepared food vendors, artisans, musicians, and community organizations are also major components to our Market this and every season.

A few examples of the produce you can expect this weekend include limited sweet corn, end-of-season peaches, tomatoes of all shapes/sizes/colors, plums, green beans, lettuce and salad mixes, arugula, kohlrabi, chard, bok choy, green onions, peppers of all colors, cherry tomatoes, cut herbs, onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes, and a plethora of summer squashes/zucchini. Market growers also offer meats, cheeses, and honey, plus gorgeous cut flowers, including tuberose, gladiolas, sunflowers, and mixed bouquets. Our vendors have a lot to offer in terms of prepared foods and baked goods, too - look for our row of food trucks in Row 5! The Market is thrilled to welcome the Cracked Truck, Burrito King, and the Moo Mobile as our mobile food providers this weekend. If you came hungry to the Market, Row 5 is the place to go. There may be a few other surprises as well, so have a look through each row to make sure you're not missing anything.

Weather this weekend: The forecast high for Saturday is 79 degrees, with a good chance of rain and a bit of a breeze. It's what they make rain gear for - bring an umbrella or galoshes, along with anything else you might need to make your visit to the Market more enjoyable. You can check here for an updated weather forecast.

We're all over various social media sites! You can follow the Market's Facebook, Twitterblog, and we now post at Pinterest, too.

Basic information about the Market can be found by clicking here. For more information about the Urbana Public Arts Program's "Art at the Market/Walnut Street Performance Series" programming, click here. For more information about Sprouts at the Market, our nutrition, farm linkage, and mealtime habits programming for kids age 3-8, please click here.

Beans, Beans, Everywhere

 

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Urbana's Market at the Square
Corner of Illinois & Vine Streets
Urbana, IL 61801

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Market Menu video for September 1, 2012