Preview the JJC Farmers Market April 17

The JJC community is invited to an indoor Farmers Market preview event on April 17, introducing some of the local vendors that will participate in the college’s second annual Farmers Market this summer. It will be held from noon to 3 p.m. in the Wolves’ Den cafeteria in the A-Building on Main Campus.

The spring events will feature 15 vendors selling their products and goods, including:

Albo Acres Alpaca fiber garments and toys
Arnold’s Farm Frozen cuts of beef, pork, chicken, grilled sausage, pulled pork and/or Italian beef sandwiches.
Auntie Vee’s Cupcakes Cupcakes, cookies, pies
Dee Dee’s Delights Cookies, brownies, peanut butter cups
Enjoi Bakery Cookies, cakes, brownies
Grow Tower Gardens Tower garden set-up
Lange’s Farm Vegetable varieties
Nuts for Soap, Inc. Soap, serums, lotions, balms, all handmade
The Olive Galery Specialty oils, balsamic vinegars, spices
Ms P’s Gfree Gluten-free cakes, cookies, ,muffins, pies
Real Appeal, Inc. Gluten-free packaged goods
Sinfully Delicious Gluten-free baked goods
Severson Farms Frozen organic corn, organic grains
Sweetchick Soapery Handmade artisan soap, bodybutter, bubble bath bars
Will County Land Use Willcountygreen.com

 “We are excited to introduce the Farmers Market early in the spring to get folks excited about the larger market coming back to JJC this summer, “ said Market Manager Dorothy Rosier. “We encourage employees and students to stop by, meet a few of our vendors, and don’t forget to join us for our big summer Farmers Market kickoff event on May 29 by the Greenhouse!”

See photos from the 2013 Farmers Market

The Farmers Market accepts Illinois LINK funds for eligible items, and most forms of debit and credit cards in addition to cash.

This is the second year JJC will host a weekly farmers market in the summer thanks to a $92,000 grant awarded to the college in 2012 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP). JJC was the only community college in the nation to receive grant funding from this program, and was one of 131 projects in 39 states to receive funding under the USDA’s FMPP. The grants are targeted to help increase and strengthen direct producer-to-consumer marketing channels. Through a competitive grants application process, FMPP funds marketing proposals not only for farmers markets but also for community-supported agriculture programs.

The 2014 Farmers Market will run on Thursdays from May 29 to Sept. 18, 2 to 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Dorothy Rosier at drosier@jjc.edu or 815-280-6622.

 

 

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