Corn roast…The Oak Park Farmers’ Market’s annual corn roast is set for Aug. 12. 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 for this fundraising event, as credit cards are not accepted when purchasing roasted corn.
Hot sandwiches…For the first time in its history, the Farmers’ Market is selling hot sandwiches for customers to enjoy while they shop. Baked Cheese Haus has been handcrafting small-batch artisanal cheese in southwest Wisconsin since the 1890s. This long-term Market vendor is selling Raclette, which is scraped off the wheel in the traditional Swiss format, on fresh bread to create hot cheese sandwiches available for purchase each Market day.
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.
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 for rides to the Market 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.