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It’s the most wonderful time of farmers market season

It’s finally here! Late July is peak produce time at the Champaign and Urbana markets and I am here for it. Sweet corn, peaches, tomatoes, green beans…so much goodness to behold. I throw some CI Bakehouse bread in the mix and make my favorite summer meal: BLTs, corn, and peach cobbler. 

Don’t get me wrong, I do love the strawberries and asparagus the earlier portion of the season, but this is the time that I wait for all summer. Make sure you hit the Urbana Market at the Square on the early end if you want some of that corn, it tends to go fast. 

Look for next week’s Market Watch column to see more great finds in this late summer phase. 

Top photo by Alyssa Buckley. 

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