The Land Connection Champaign Farmers' Market will return on May 16 for another season of great local food! Come by the parking lot by Neil & Main in Downtown Champaign and get your groceries fresh and direct from the farmer!
This year we've got new hours, from 3:30-6:30. Even easier to pick up the kids from school and swing by the Market!
This season we're launching our new kids' program, Market Seedlings, the last Tuesday of every month. We're also partnering with local chefs to offer more cooking demonstrations and meal planning ideas, and once per month we'll be offering Triple Link Tuesday.
How can I help the market?
Help us purchase much-needed equipment to enhance the Market as we enter our critical third season by donating to our Grow the Champaign Farmers' Market fundraiser. Through these purchases, we will continue our work creating a gathering space in the heart of downtown Champaign on Tuesday afternoons that welcomes our community and promotes health, happiness, and well-being. We're aiming to raise $10,000 by April 21; help us reach our goal and check out the delicious lineup of local food perks we're offering as a thank you for your support.
Put your artistic skills to good use in our poster contest, open to all Champaign K-12 students. Submission deadline is April 20; learn more here.
Interested in volunteering? Email email@example.com or call Sarah at 217-840-2128!
Got food to sell? We're looking for produce, meat, cheese, eggs, or value added products made from local ingredients. Learn more about becoming a vendor here.
Vendors! Looking to improve your farmers' market game? Check out our upcoming Mastering the Farmers' Market series of workshops:
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The Champaign Farmers' Market gives you the chance during the work week to load up on fresh, local food, meet your farmers, taste local foods, learn more about community events, and enjoy great kids’ activities!
The market also offers recipe ideas and cooking demonstrations to build up your repertoire of easy meal plans with your favorite local produce!
Don't forget - we're still running our double SNAP benefits at this year's market - we'll match up to $20 in SNAP tokens - $40 to spend for only $20!
Starting May 16, we'll see you on Tuesdays from 3:30-6:30pm in Parking Lot M off Neil St. between Washington and Main (310-330 N. Neil) in Champaign!
Are you a musician, magician, facepainter, or other performer? Looking for a venue to show the public what you do? The Champaign Farmers' Market is looking for buskers to add to our lively atmosphere. Come on out, enjoy some fresh air and meet the farmers!
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sarah at 217-840-2128!