Turkeys Near and Far Champaign-Urbana Sponsored by County Market

Want a FREE turkey? Of course you do! You can earn a FREE turkey at County Market when you spend $300 with your Max Card from Oct. 28 through Thanksgiving Day. No need to keep track of your purchases, a reminder receipt will print every time you use your Max Card, telling you how close you are to earning your FREE turkey. Use your reward for a FREE Farm Fresh Hen Turkey … [Read more...]

Feast or Family: Turkeys Near and Far Champaign-Urbana

by Megan Gillette Editor's Note:  This post has been updated for the 2014 Thanksgiving Season. Having Thanksgiving at home? In investigating the options for a locally and humanely-raised turkey that promises to be juicy and delicious, I have been delightfully surprised at how many incredible options we have! How does one decide? Art Mart has Heritage Turkeys again … [Read more...]

U-Pick Fun In and Around Champaign-Urbana

by Rachael McMillan Somewhere in Champaign-Urbana, the following conversation is taking place right now: Person 1: This area is great. We have a lot of the cultural opportunities of a larger city... Person 2: ...but it’s still small enough to feel like we live in the country! Both are certainly true. And right now, the “country” part of central Illinois living is … [Read more...]

Local Flavors Events Bring Farm Fresh to Champaign-Urbana Restaurants

by Laura Huth There’s nothing quite like the scrumptious taste of foods fresh from the garden.  These days, Urbana’s Market at the Square teems with fresh foods, grown just miles from our homes here in Champaign-Urbana. The Market is packed each Saturday morning with consumers scooping up fruits, meats, veggies, cheeses, and breads. Starting Tuesday, … [Read more...]

Urbana’s Market at the Square Opens May 4

By Natalie Kenny Marquez A sure sign that spring is here and summer is around the corner: the Market at the Square returns to Urbana on May 4. Now in its 34th season, Market at the Square was ranked in 2012 as one of the biggest and best in Illinois.  Boasting an average of 70 vendors per Market and attracting an audience of nearly 5,000 each weekend, there’s no better … [Read more...]