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Posted on: May 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Farmers Market Preview and Plant Sale

AFM Preview

The City of Aurora is teaming up with the Fox Valley Garden Club to offer a sneak peek of the 2017 Aurora Farmers Market during the Garden Club’s plant sale this Saturday.


The Farmers Market Preview and Plant Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 20, at the Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway.


The event will introduce visitors to some of the market’s vendors for the season and provide the opportunity to purchase some of the early spring produce.  They will also learn about the new additions, changes and upcoming special events planned for the 2017 season at Illinois’ oldest farmers market.


At the same time, the Fox Valley Garden Club’s annual Plant Sale will offer an endless variety of annuals, perennials, vegetable plants and much more.


The event also includes Tomato Day in Aurora.  The first 1,000 children will receive a free cherry tomato plant to take home and nurture, teaching them the many benefits of gardening.


Aurora Farmers Market promises a renewed emphasis on farming, food and local production this season at two locations:

·  Aurora Farmers Market - Downtown at the Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noonJune 10 to Oct. 21.

Aurora Farmers Market - West at West Plaza Shopping Center, 1901 W. Galena Blvd., Wednesdays from noon to 5 p.m.July 12 through Sept. 27

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