We've got a delicious array of local produce, grains, treats, and flowers (plus wild Alaskan salmon!) lined up for you this afternoon.
This weeks marks Sitka Salmon Share's last market until mid-August, so be sure to stop by and stock up!
Be sure to stop by the Sampling Tent for a taste of the market as you shop! Today we're featuring gooey butter cake, honey-glazed veggies, and our special (non-alcoholic) Bloody Mary blend to try before you buy.
Here's the quick rundown:
- Green beans
- Wax beans
- Sweet corn
- Summer squash
- Head lettuce
- Romaine heads
- Swiss chard
- Collard greens
- Mustard greens
- Wild Alaskan salmon
- New potatoes
- Dried herbs
- Fresh herbs
- Mixed bouquets
- Pancake mix
We're very happy to welcome yet another new vendor into the Champaign Farmers' Market family: Okaw Valley Orchard. Travelling up from Sullivan, IL, they'll be bringing peaches, apple crisp cider donuts, apple cider pints, and apple cider sippers for the kids.
Stone Court Farm will have black currants, the very last red gooseberries, rose hips, fresh herbs (including mint, tarragon, sage, and lemon verbena), and "Principe Borghese" salad tomatoes. (And who can pass up an Italian prince?!)
Pheasant Ridge Farm of Urbana is bringing the variety, whether it be tomatoes (heirloom, slicers and sungolds), peppers (bells, sweet mini bells, anaheim, poblano, havasu, jalapenos, habaneros), onions (white and walla walla) or summer squash (yellow, zucchini, patty pan). They'll also have
leeks, cucumbers, lemon cucumbers, green cabbage, eggplant and more.
Meyer Produce will have loads of fruit: from peaches and plums, to blackberries and strawberries, and even cantaloupe. They'll also have tomatoes (regular and cherry), a slew of peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, kohlrabi, red and yellow candy onions, shallots, yellow wax beans, new potatoes, and sweet potatoes.
Maddox Sweet Corn farm will have their famed titular product, as well as tomatoes and green beans. And Joy of Illinois Farm will be bringing zucchini bread, garlic, beets, cookies, cinnamon pecan rolls, epazote, basil, and parsley.
We'll also be joined by Community Elements in our Community Tent; stop by and learn about all the great work they do in Champaign-Urbana. We'll also be featuring an enclosed hive demonstration by Arvin Pierce of AC Bees Apiaries. Don't worry, the bees are completely secure, so you can get up close and see where our honey comes from!
As always, the Champaign Farmers' Market accepts Link, and we'll double your benefits up to $20
All this and more from 4-7 this afternoon. Come enjoy yet another gorgeous afternoon with us at the Market and load up on fresh local food!