I was at the Urbana market last weekend and attendance is really starting to pick up as the produce is rolling in. I tend to go pretty early on Saturdays, but even at 8 a.m., the market was full of produce and people. July is prime season for a lot of great items for your market pantry as local produce production reaches peak season. This month keep a look out for some excellent locally grown sweet corn, peaches, berries, and melons. Both markets also some really fun events planned, including a Bastille day celebration at the Tuesday market and full docket of fun events at the Saturday market. Additionally, for SNAP participants, both the Urbana and Champaign market are doubling link purchases up to $40 again this month so be sure to take advantage of this program if you are a SNAP participant.
Here is your monthly overview for both the Saturday Urbana market and the Tuesday Champaign market.
Catch up on all the fun market activities and the produce outlook with market watch.