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The Champaign Farmers Market opens Tuesday

The Champaign Farmers Market returns to Downtown Champaign on May 18th from 3 to 6 p.m. It will take place every Tuesday until October 26th.

You’ll find it in the parking lot at Neil and Washington streets. If you’ve never been, this one is definitely smaller than Market at the Square. However, I attended pretty much every week last summer, and was always able to find the fruit and veggies and bread and flowers from the vendors that are reliably there every week.

The market makes buying fresh food accessible by offering SNAP, WIC, and Senior FMNP incentives, and has monthly Kid’s Kits that provide families with the ingredients to make an easy and healthy dish. 

If you want to keep up with what’s happening at the market, sign up for their weekly newsletter, and for highlights from both markets, take a look at our Market Watch column. 

Top photo by Steven Pratten.

Staff writer

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