Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hot Tips

Continually pressed for time, we offer instead these photos from last weekend (click to make big):

As you can see, things are getting colorful at the Market. The plums were a revelation for us - they're deep red inside, hence their name - "Red Heart". Oh - and corn is in, and there's plenty of it. 

The weather will take center stage once again this weekend, with a forecast high of 95 degrees and mostly sunny skies. It won't be that hot during the Market, but it'll still be very warm. We encourage patrons to come early, and to bring sunscreen and water bottles and hats for an optimum marketing experience.

Art at the Market is happening this weekend! There'll be a letter press workshop with the Soybean Press, and local musical wizard Ryan Groff (he's also in the band Elsinore) will be provided from 9:30-11:30. Einstein's Bagels in Urbana is donating coffee, too! Look for all the action at the NW entrance to the Market - the whole thing is completely free.

Also of note: The Illinois Farmers Market Task Force is meeting for the first time this week in Springfield; we'll be in attendance. It should be interesting - for more info about what the Task Force is all about, you can read the text of the Public Act right here

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