Join us for the 2021 season of the Champaign-Urbana Winter Farmers Market at Lincoln Square Mall from 8 – 11 a.m. every Saturday, January 9 to April 24!
Shop from all of your favorite, local, food and farm vendors indoors at Lincoln Square Mall. Masks and social distancing will be required in the space and limits on the number of shoppers that can be in the market area at the same time will be in effect. Pre-ordering from vendors is encouraged whenever possible to increase the number of people that get to shop the market in the 3-hour time-frame.
Now that The Land Connection is managing both the Champaign Farmers Markets and the Champaign-Urbana Winter Farmers Market, we’ve decided to launch a new weekly newsletter to connect the C-U community to farmers market news. The CUrrant will launch on Friday, April 2, and provide weekly updates on market news, in-season offerings, vendor updates, local food resources, Universal LINK Match program materials, recipes, and more. The newsletter content will be completely separate from the content of The Weekly Harvest, so consider signing up for both if you are interested in both kinds of content. Sign up for the newsletter here and update your interests!!
The market will offer DOUBLE SNAP benefits every week and TRIPLE SNAP benefits on the third Saturday of each month when you swipe your LINK card at the Market entrance. We will match up to $20. So, if you swipe for $20 on a DOUBLE SNAP day, you’ll receive $20 in tokens to use on any SNAP-eligible item at the Market and $20 in vouchers that you can use to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the Market. If you swiped for $20 on a TRIPLE SNAP day, you’d receive $40 in vouchers.
FRIENDS OF THE MARKET CAMPAIGN
Friends of the Market is your chance to support the Champaign-Urbana Winter Farmers Market and the Champaign Farmers Market directly. If you believe in this work and the importance of providing locally grown and produced foods to everyone in our community, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! Your donation will go directly to help fund the operation of the markets themselves, the incentive programs and the Market, their promotion, and administration.
For those Friends of the Market that make a one-time donation of $35 or more or a recurring monthly donation of $5 or more, you’ll receive a Champaign Farmers Market t-shirt!
We’ve got some vendor spots available and now we are allowing craft vendors to be a part of the Market! Check out the C-U Winter Farmers Market Vendor Handbook to learn more about the Market and its rules and regulations.
2: Illinois Willows
3: Havilah Gardens
4: Central Illinois Bakehouse
5: Koss Family Farms
6: Flyway Family Farm
8: Diamond’s Homestead
10: Alliance for Inclusion & Respect
12: Harden Bison Ranch
13: Triple S Farms