Walking through the City of Knowledge (CdS) feels like a walk in the neighborhood, even if you don’t live in the area. The campus, a former military base now converted into a model of sustainable development, is a powerful and lively example of what it means to do urban planning with people in mind. This feeling of a close-knit community is palpable at the Urban Market, one of the meeting spaces available on campus. The monthly market connects the producer with the consumer, promoting local products and crafts, as well as conscious, chemical-free agriculture. The Urban Market has been a City of Knowledge activity for four years now, and today boasts an average of 40 artisans, artists and local producers and gathering up to 1,000 visitors per month. However, perhaps one of its most distinctive features is the community experience you get when you visit, as well as the possibility to buy directly from the producer, without an intermediary, and thus to get to know who grows or creates the product that you buy. “What makes the Urban Market so special for us is that we really feel part of a community. For me, it is much more than a place to buy agricultural products or crafts; we feel at home here; we can bring our pet, and everyone is very friendly, ” says Jesús Maradiaga, a frequent visitor. Although he moved a little over a year ago to a neighborhood close to the City of Knowledge, even before living in the area he came to the Market every month with his family. “At the Urban Market we can buy, at least a part of our groceries, directly from the producers. The nicest thing is that we establish contact with the people who provide these foods, ” Ana, another visitor, notes. “The producers who come here want us to try their products before buying, because they feel proud of their fresh produce and the fruits and vegetables they grew themselves,” she adds. In this article, we give you some tips to make the most of your next visit to the City of Knowledge Urban Market; it doesn’t matter if you are a regular visitor, if you’ve only visited it a few times or, if you yet to come for the first time. 1. Find your best time to go. Take into account that sometimes, fresh produce can sell fast. A producer may bring just a few basil seedlings or a few farm-fresh eggs for sale, so it may be a good idea to arrive early to ensure you get the best selection, especially for those high-demand fruits and vegetables. Try visiting the Market at different times and days, and then choose an hour that fits what you are looking for or it’s the most fun for you and your family or friends.