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Urbana’s Market at the Square Opens New Season May 5

Yep, it’s almost May, which means spring is in full swing and summer is on the way. The City of Urbana’s Market at the Square opens their new season May 5, which is just a mere weeks away. Here some information from the press release: 

The City of Urbana’s Market at the Square is pleased to announce that its 2012 season will get underway Saturday, May 5, at 7 AM. The Market, which is located at the corner of Illinois and Vine Streets near downtown Urbana, will be open 7 AM – noon every Saturday through
November 3.

The Market has been a mainstay of Urbana’s Saturday morning activities since the late 1970s, and is home to about 160 vendors, all of whom grow or create their own fresh produce, plants, and flowers; farm products such as meat, cheeses, eggs, honey, and fresh baked goods and other prepared foods are also available. There is also a wide variety of art & crafts for sale. Performances also take place within the Market.

Patrons will notice a few changes at the Market this season, including monthly performances by area artists and musicians on Walnut Street just west of the main Market area in addition to the other performances within the Market. Additionally, the City’s information booth, previously located within the Market area, will now be located at the northwest entrance to the Market. As always, there will be several new food vendors, including those offering fresh, Illinois-grown produce, homemade breakfast foods, cow’s milk cheese, and the return of home-baked goods.

For more information, contact Lisa Bralts, Director of Urbana’s Market at the Square, at (217) 384-2319, or The Market’s website is

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