Thursday, May 31, 2012

Summer? Spring? PEACHES.

Last weekend was one of the hottest Markets in recent memory. But people came out anyway and did the Market proud, and buying local food and art and listening to local music. They made art, too, at our Art at the Market workshop, which was a runaway success. Some folks just came to the Market, got what they wanted, and got the heck out of there. Who could blame them? It was well over 90 degrees when we ended at noon.

Couldn't make it? Here are some photos - click on them to make them larger:

This weekend's Market weather will be much cooler and possibly cloudier. The irony here? We'll also be seeing the first of the green beans (thanks, Kleiss Produce!), and, miraculously, the first in southern IL peaches and apricots from Mileur Orchard in Murphysboro, IL (they're in Row 4). Both of these additions to the Market will ease the pain of saying ciao to strawberries and asparagus. If you find either of them at the Market this weekend, it's because you got there super-early.

The Urbana Free Library and the Urbana Business Association will be joining us this weekend near Market HQ, at the NW entrance to the Market. The library will have balloons and books for the kids, the UBA will have info about the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival (coming up in August), and we can help you out with Market merchandise, swipe your credit/debit, or LINK card, and tell you which vendor is where.

We're looking forward to the first Market of June, our fifth of the season, and we're especially looking forward to seeing you, you, and ESPECIALLY you. 

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