New logo…Be on the lookout for the new Oak Park Farmers’ Market logo, which was recently unveiled. The logo was developed through a process overseen by the Village’s Farmers’ Market Commission. The logo is featured on souvenir merchandise available at the Market’s information tent. Sales of the merchandise helps support the operation of the Market.
Corn roast…The Farmers’ Market’s annual corn roast is set for Aug. 13 (date has been changed from August 6). Guests can enjoy fresh-picked corn sold by the ear hot off the roaster from about 9 a.m. to noon. Be sure to bring cash as credit cards are not accepted when purchasing roasted corn.
SNAP/LINK among payment options…Making fresh produce affordable for all patrons is a priority at the Oak Park Farmers’ Market, which has been providing SNAP/LINK card processing since 2011. The Market also offers matching value coupons throughout the season. For each dollar SNAP/LINK participants spend, they receive a $1 coupon up to a maximum of $25 in coupons per cardholder per Market day. Many vendors also accept WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons. For more information, visit www.oak-park.us/farmersmarket.
Transportation available…Curb-to-curb transportation to and from the Oak Park Farmers’ Market is available every Saturday. Look for the Oak Park Township bus at the Market entrance during Market hours. The wheelchair-accessible bus will transport shoppers to locations within Oak Park and River Forest. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 708.383.4806 between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A $1 donation is suggested.
About the Market…Visit www.oak-park.us/farmersmarket for updated information about what’s coming up at the Market, including information about bake sales and special events. The webpage also features information about all of the Market’s vendors. The Market is held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine every Saturday through October in the Pilgrim Congregational Church parking lot, 460 Lake St., one block west of Ridgeland Ave. For more information, call 708.358.5780 or email email@example.com.