Join us for the OPENING DAY of the Morrison Farmers’ Market on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. We are happy to open the market for 2013, and bring you lots of wonderful products – from both new & returning vendors! This week you will find a great selection of plants, perennials, hanging flower baskets, asparagus, rhubarb, lettuce, radishes, baked goods, honey, one-of-a-kind gifts made by our local artisans, and maybe some morel mushrooms. In celebration of opening day, the first 100 visitors to the market will receive a free plant. Stop by this week’s featured vendor’s stand, Poci’s Market, and sign up to win a beautiful hanging basket. Poci’s is a long-time market vendor, featuring a huge selection of produce, garden plants, and flowers. Make this the summer you experience “The Best Little Farmers’ Market in Northwest Illinois!” Musical entertainment, arts and crafts day, vendor giveaways, Grandparents Day, canning celebration, an evening market featuring a taste of Morrison are just some of the fun in store for this season. The market is open every Saturday, May 18 thru October 5, rain or shine, behind Morrison’ Heritage Museum, 202 E. Lincolnway, Morrison, IL 61270. For more information call (815) 772-3757 or like us on Facebook.
Are you looking for ways for your garden plot to produce a supplemental income or even a full income for your family? Is your business new and you’re looking for a great way to get more exposure? Would you like to see if that hobby you have might make you some money? The Morrison Farmers’ Market is a great way to accomplish all of these, with little start up costs.
This year’s market begins May 18 and runs through October 5, 2013. The market is held every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., rain or shine, at 202 E. Lincolnway, Morrison, IL (behind the Heritage Museum). The seasonal fee for 2013 is $60.00 per spot for the full season and must be paid in advance with application. Weekly rates are $5 per space and must be paid before set-up. Vendors can download an application at www.morrisonfarmersmarket.com. One evening market will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., downtown Morrison. A separate fee of $5 per space will be collected.
A vendor is any person offering for sale articles for human consumption such as fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, chicken, cheese, certified organic products, baked goods, nuts and berries as well as artisan and craft products. Local farmers are those operating in Northwest Illinois, although products from other locations may be sold, if the market would benefit and must be marked as such. Join us for a true, supporting community of friends, neighbors, and farmers celebrating fresh, locally grown foods and craft products.
To better accommodate farmers with early and late produce, the market’s opening and closing dates for the year have changed for 2013. Opening day will be Saturday, May 18 and the closing date will be October 5, 2013. Market hours will remain the same, Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m., rain or shine. Fees will also remain the same. Full-time vendors are reminded that if they are unable to participate on any of the market days, to please call a committee member: Flora Stralow (815-772-4874), Corinne Bender (815-564-7427), or Ron Weimer (815-718-5409), prior to 7:00 a.m. that Saturday. If you know some dates now, that would be great.