Thursday, May 22, 2008

Urbana's Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning from 7am-12noon there is a Farmer's Market at Lincoln Square in Urbana. It's a 5 minute bus ride away or a 15 minute walk away from my apartment.
The produce is a bit on the pricier side, but most of the produce is organic so the prices are comparable to organic produce found at the supermarket.
I usually catch the bus down there, walk around, stop by Art Mart, the post office, and sometimes Mirabelle for some bread, and then catch the bus or walk home.
The other week I stopped by the market to pick up goat cheese from Prarie Fruits Farms. (This cheese is amazing!) I also bought some beautiful swiss chard and asparagus.
I am not part of the local food movement but I guess this is my part in supporting the local community. As a daughter of a small business owner, I try to support local businesses rather than big chain companies.

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4 comments:

chou said...

I love the goat cheese from Prairie Fruits.

K & S said...

thanks for visiting my blog, do you go to University of Champaign Urbana? I went to an exchange to Japan through this school and my university (many moons ago) :)

just me said...

yes! i attend University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Did you attend college on the mainland?

K & S said...

no, I attended a Hawaii university that went through UI-UC to do an exchange with Japan :)