Friday, August 5, 2011

Spice of Life

Variety, that is. And we have it at the Market this weekend (well, and every weekend!):

We're so lucky to have all these farmers and creators and entrepreneurs coming to the Market and offering up this gorgeous food and these lovely works of art.

Quickly, because this post is late - we want to announce that the Market very recently won a LINK UP Illinois grant to start doubling the value of LINK token purchases at the Market - up to $20 per card per Market day. This means that, starting August 13, if you bring your LINK card to the Market and swipe it for $20 in LINK tokens, you'll receive $40 in LINK tokens to spend on fresh food in the Market. It's good for our patrons, it's good for our vendors, and it's good for the Market. Much more information about how the Double Value Program will work can be found right here. Big ups to Experimental Station, Wholesome Wave, and Illinois Farmers Market Network for putting this grant program together.

The weather's looking good and the food's looking even better - plenty of community organizations (they're on the west side of the Market, right between our two main entrances) and performers will be rounding things out, too. Oh - and  the City of Urbana's Downtown Plan will be up for review at the Market this Saturday -  look for them by the City of Urbana and Urbana Free Library tents, located near the NW entrance to the Market.

See you out there - thanks, as always for your support.

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