Michelle Ryan

Michelle Ryan


market colored tomatoes

Wednesday, October 1, 201410/01/2014

Five to Go!

Well, there are five remaining Markets at the Square in the 2014 season, but don’t think for a minute that…

market muffin man 1

Friday, September 26, 201409/26/2014

“Do you know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man?”

According to Wikipedia, “The Muffin Man” “is a traditional nursery rhyme or children’s song of English origin, first recorded in a British manuscript…

market farmer wood

Tuesday, September 23, 201409/23/2014

Fall is Here!

Fall is a wonderful season for Urbana’s Market at the Square. Pumpkins, squash, apples (honeycrisp!), melons, and root vegetables are…

market pumpkins

Friday, September 19, 201409/19/2014


Tomorrow is the final Sprouts at the Market, a free activity for kids ages 3-8 from 9:30 – 11:30. The theme…

market mums 2

Wednesday, September 17, 201409/17/2014

Mummy Dearest

Can you believe that Fall begins Monday evening (9:29pm CST)??? Where did the beautiful summer go? It’s been a wonderful…

market chili and cranberry shortbread

Friday, September 12, 201409/12/2014

It’s a Small World

The beautiful pastry pictured above? It’s cranberry & chili shortbread from The Scottsman’s Kitchen – a brand new vendor at Urbana’s…

market windchimes

Wednesday, September 10, 201409/10/2014

Not Your Mother’s Fruit Roll Up

The word “upcycling” is really popular at Urbana’s Market at the Square. Wikipedia defines it as “the process of converting…

market sunflowers

Saturday, August 30, 201408/30/2014

September?? That’s just NUTS!

As we say hello to September (can you believe it??), it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. Please don’t…

market squash row

Saturday, August 30, 201408/30/2014

S is for September…and Squash!

 I’m always on the hunt for recipe ideas for Market food. Last week I posted a pretty cool Recipe Generator…

market watermelon pic

Wednesday, August 27, 201408/27/2014

What a “Great Harvest”

The Market is so full of goodness that at times I feel overwhelmed by choices! Melons, peaches, sweet corn, potatoes,…