Aurora’s Farmers Market 2013
Aurora's Farmers Market Downtown:
Healthy Growing! Open every Saturday morning, June through October.
Shop Aurora's Farmers Market for seasonal favorites! Join neighbors and come enjoy the familiar flavors and weekly surprises during our 101st Anniversary. We're Illinois' oldest continually-running market, proudly celebrating our history and heritage. Each week with our Healthy Growing Initiative, your shopping experience includes a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as the opportunity to discover unique handcrafts, homemade breads and pastries, specialty meats, artisan cheeses, and beautiful flowers. Pick up your farm fresh produce for the week – and plan to spend some time savoring the sweetness of locally-made baked goods, snacking on fresh popcorn, or tasting delicious hot donuts!
Get to know our farmers, producers, and local artisans; bring your knives for sharpening; and meet friends at Aurora's Farmers Market for food demonstrations and enjoy weekly entertainment
- When: 8:00 a.m. to Noon, Saturdays, June 1 – Oct. 19
- Where:Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway Ave. (Rt. 25).
Aurora's Farmers Market West
West Plaza Shopping Center
When: 1:00-5:00 p.m., Wednesdays, July 10-Sept. 11
Where: 1901 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora's Farmers Market East
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
When: 1:00-6:00 p.m., Thursdays, July 11-Aug. 29
Where: 701 S. Eola Rd.
Attention Aurora Area Community Groups
The 2013 Aurora’s Farmers Market is a great way to promote your organization, conduct a fundraiser, and get the word out about the exciting projects your group is working on. If your Aurora area non-profit organization is interested in hosting The Community Table at the Market, please send an e-mail to email@example.com for more information. Space is very limited so please apply early.
Aurora’s Farmers Market Young Entrepreneur Program
We’re inviting industrious Aurora area youth groups, clubs, or individuals to become “Young Entrepreneur’s” this summer at any of our three Farmers Markets. Youngsters will have the opportunity to sell handcrafts, homegrown produce and other products that they produce. These “Young Entrepreneur’s” will not only be earning money for their efforts, but learning valuable social and business skills including personal interaction, marketing, merchandising and money management in a safe and positive environment.
To be a “Young Entrepreneur”:
- Participants must be 15 years of age or younger and able to work the booth, count money, etc., and be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- All products offered for sale must be grown or produced by the youth.
- Participants must follow all market rules and any applicable Health Department regulations.
- Participation is limited to up to 4 days per market with a $5 fee per day.
Friends of Aurora’s Farmers Market
Friends of Aurora’s Farmers Markets maintains a Facebook page. Visit it for more information about the Farmers Market.
Buy Illinois Challenge
This challenges every household in Illinois to dedicate $10 of their existing weekly grocery budget to the purchase of Illinois Products
If every Illinois household (4.7 million) takes the challenge to dedicate just $10 weekly -- we can generate $2.4 billion annually!
The Fresh Flyer
Your guide to eating what’s fresh at the market, courtesy of The College of Health and Human Sciences at Northern Illinois University.
Interested in performing at the Farmers Market? Contact Dee Nila Basile at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call (630) 256-3370.
Specialty Vendors & Delicious Extras
- Homemade Tamales and more available from of Senor Taco.
- Fresh Brewed Coffee & Lattes available from Fresh Ground Roasting.
- Fresh Baked breads and sweet treats from Katic Bakery and Sweet Sensations.
- Bring your knives and tools for sharpening at the Finer Edge.
MAY 18, 2013 ~ Farmers Market Preview & Fox Valley Garden Club Plant Sale – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Get a special sneak peek at the 2013 season and meet the farmers who grow your food! This exciting event will introduce the faces of our local producers and allow patrons to meet local farmers, growers & purveyors. The Fox Valley Garden Club will host its annual Plant sale offering an endless variety of annuals, perennials, bedding plants and much more at fantastic prices. Be sure to bring the kids because it is the first ever “Tomato Day” in Aurora as well! The first 500 kids will receive a Free Tomato plant to take home and nurture. In a short time it will bloom and then produce delicious and nutritious cherry tomatoes all the while teaching valuable lessons to the child
"Eat Healthy, Grow Well and Buy Local". For information call (630) 256-INFO (4636)