From the Editors
Farmers’ market season has arrived. It’s time to stock up on delicious fresh fruits and vegetables that have been grown locally — maybe even in your neighbor’s backyard!
We’ve listed farmers markets in the Champaign-Urbana area and beyond, noting opening dates whenever possible. We will keep adding them so let us know if you we missed your favorite local farmers market!
Champaign: The Land Connection Champaign Farmers Market, located in parking lot M at Neil and Main Street in downtown Champaign, is all geared up for another season. Come by every Tuesday afternoon from 3:30-6:30 p.m. from May 15 through October to get your fix of local fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, baked goods, flowers and more.
Homer: The Homer Farmers Market season will begin May 16 and runs every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. through mid-September at the Caboose on Main Street in Homer.
Monticello: The Monticello Farmers Market opens June 16 and runs every Thursday through Oct. 6 from 3-6 p.m. The market is located at the intersection of State and Livingston Streets in front of Allerton Library. Fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, “The Peach Lady,” baked goods and more!
Paxton: Market on the Market located in Majestic Park in downtown Paxton. Opens May 17 and runs through September from 4-7 p.m. each week.
Mahomet: Mahomet Farmer’s Market is on Fridays from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. running from Memorial Day to Labor Day in the parking lot between the community center and fire department on Main Street.
Urbana: Market at the Square at the corner of Illinois and Vine streets in downtown Urbana. Opens May 5 and runs through Nov. 3 every Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon. Check out everything you need to know about the Market at the Square here (from 2016).
Danville: Danville Farmers Market at Crossroads Church, 3633 N. Vermilion St. From 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays beginning May 19.
Did we miss your favorite farmers market? Let us know!