Aurora, IL - Farmers Market

Heading to your local Farmers Market?

Aurora, IL invites you to shop for locally grown just-picked produce, fresh from the farm preserves, artisan cheeses, old world breads and a very diverse selection of handcrafted products at Illinois' Oldest Farmers Market.

Come taste the difference and get to know your farmer and producer personally!

Discover new treats, sample delicious fresh produce

and connect with friends and neighbors!

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  Get inspired with these farm-fresh recipes

LINK is accepted and offers a Double Value Bonus to patrons at all of our 3 markets.

Aurora's Farmers Market Downtown
Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505
Saturdays, June 11 through October 15 from 8:00 a.m. until 12 Noon.

Aurora's Farmers Market West

West Aurora Plaza, 1901 W. Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506
Wednesdays, July 6 through September 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Aurora's Farmers Market East

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 701 S. Eola Road, Aurora, IL 60504
Thursdays, July 7 through August 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The City of Aurora Farmers Markets are more than a place to get your vegetables. An excellent way to kick off your Saturday morning with a mini-festival of socializing, food, music and much more.

 

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For more information, see News Release below.

 
NEWS RELEASE
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
 
Contact:
Dale Hazlewood | Special Events Coordinator
630.256.3370 | dhazlewood@aurora-il.org 
MIDWEEK FARMERS MARKETS 
OPEN FOR THE SEASON
AURORA, ILThis week, the Aurora Farmers Market opens its popular Midweek Farmers Markets for the season with fresh local fruits and vegetables, meats, breads and more.
 
West Side Farmers Market
The West Side Farmers Market opens on Wednesday, July 6 and will run every Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. through September 28 at West Aurora Plaza Shopping Center, 1901 W. Galena Blvd.
 
It features local produce including just picked sweet corn and juicy melons. New this season is Rolling Harvest Food Truck with wraps, sliders and salads featuring locally sourced produce and mindfully raised meats, plus Garden Joy's vegetables, herbs, perennials and houseplants, and Papa's Natural Honey.
 
East Side Farmers Market
The East Side Farmers Market opens Thursday, July 7 and runs every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. through August 25 in the parking lot of Our Lady of Mercy Church, 701 S. Eola Rd., just south of the Eola Community Center.
 
It features many vendors with a variety of fresh produce. In addition, there are locally-made syrups, certified organic baked goods from Bread of Heaven, artisanal olive oils from the Olive Gallery and tasty food from Kenny Corn and the Grumpy Gaucho.
 
A new feature this year is The Farm, a hydroponic farm on wheels from Triple Threat Mentoring that offers the freshest pick-on-site herbs, lettuces and greens.
 
For the kids, there is also weekly face painting. 
 
Convenient Complements to Saturday Market
The West and East Side Farmers Markets are convenient complements to Aurora's signature Downtown Market held every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. through October 15 at the Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway Ave.   
 
This year, all three of the markets offer even more great value, with the Double Value LINK Program featuring up to $25 free to spend on LINK-eligible items. 

ABOUT THE CITY OF AURORA
Located 35 miles west of Chicago, Aurora is the second largest city in Illinois with a population of 200,456.  Aurora is known as the "City of Lights" because it was one of the first in the nation to illuminate its streets with electric lights.  Situated along the Fox River and the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway (Interstate 88), the city extends 46 square miles encompassing Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will counties.  Aurora also is home to six public school districts and seven townships.  For the latest news, access to an archive of past news releases or to follow the city on Facebook or Twitter, visit the city's website at 

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