AURORA - The City of Aurora is collaborating with the Fox Valley Garden Club to offer a sneak peek of the 2016 Aurora Farmers Market during the Garden Club's plant sale this Saturday.
The Plant Sale and Market Preview will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway.
The event will introduce the market's local producers and allow visitors the opportunity to meet local farmers and growers. In addition, visitors will have the first chance at all the early spring produce fresh from the farm, including asparagus, rhubarb, lettuces and more. This is also an opportunity to learn about the upcoming special events planned for the 2016 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.
The 2016 Aurora Farmers Market will have many new vendors, amenities and initiatives at all three locations:
- Aurora Farmers Market - Downtown at the Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, June 11 to Oct. 15.
- Aurora Farmers Market -West at West Plaza Shopping Center, 1901 W. Galena Blvd., Wednesdays from noon to 5 p.m., July 6 through Sept. 28.
- Aurora Farmers Market - East at Our Lady of Mercy Church Catholic Church (next to the Eola Community Center), 701 S. Eola Rd., Thursdays with new hours from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., July 7 to Aug. 25.
For more information on the Aurora Farmers Market, contact Special Events Cooridnator Dale Hazlewood at 630-256-3372 or firstname.lastname@example.org.