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Urbana's First Farmers' Market of the Season is Upon Us

Posted 4/29/2010 9:24pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.
Greatings cheese lovers and local food advocates:
It is finally here; the first farmers' market of the season. Urbana's Market at the Square will open it's "doors" at 7AM this Saturday May 1st.  We will be there in our usual spot--row 4 on the east end of the Market.  Please don't forget, that day is also the Illinois Marathon, so traffic might be blocked for awhile. I believe you can find out the marathon route by going to the either the Illinois Marathon website or the Urbana Market at the Square website. 
We'll be bringing the following cheeses to the market:
Fresh Chevre (of course)
Angel Food--our gooey brie-like goat milk cheese
Little Bloom on the Prairie
Red Dawn-a soft ripened goat milk cheese dusted in smoked paprika (tastes like barbeque!!)
Ewe Bloom-our soft ripened sheep milk cheese
Krotovina-a lovely delicate pyramid that is half goat milk and half sheep milk separated by a thin layer of vegetable ash.
To tempt you to the market, here is a photo of Red Dawn


For those of you who aren't able to make it to the Urbana Farmers' Market this Saturday, rest assured. You can still purchase our cheese at select locations throughout Champaign-Urbana (Common Ground Food Coop, Strawberry Fields, World Harvest, Schnucks) and Chicago (Pastoral, Marion Street Cheese Market, lots of restaurants and other retail stores including Whole Foods).
Stay tuned for more information about other farmers' markets we'll be doing this year.