2011 Edgebrook Farmers’ Market now open

Staff Report

Join us in the Edgebrook parking lot every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the annual Farmers’ Market, which runs until Oct. 26. Dozens of local vendors display their highest-quality vegetables, fruits, sweet treats, flowers and plants at the longest-running Farmers’ Market in the area.

The Edgebrook Farmers’ Market will team up with Simple Elegance-Personal Chef Services (June 15 and 22), Egg Harbor (July 13 and 20) and Mary’s Market (Aug. 10 and 17) to continue the unique cooking demonstrations. Come and taste the freshest crop samplings, while guest chefs cook special dishes and educate on the importance of eating fresh, local fruits and vegetables. Inka Pirka music group will also be there to play on select days.

The Rockford Rescue Mission will have bins available at the Edgebrook Farmers’ Market all season long. Anyone who wishes to donate goods can drop them off in the bins located near the manager table at the market. Thank you for helping the market give back to many families in Rockford who are in need. Please visit the website at www.edgebrookshops.com to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter with more information and view the events calendar.

“We are ready to kick off another fun season at Edgebrook with our Farmers’ Market. It is our privilege to be able to increase awareness regarding healthy eating and have a chance to participate with the Rockford Rescue Mission to collect goods for people in need. Let’s make an impact together, Rockford!” says Andrea Mandala, Marketing/Events coordinator.

Owned by the Orput Companies, Edgebrook is an established destination shopping and lifestyle center in the heart of Rockford, 1601 N. Alpine Road. With a unique combination of clothiers, boutiques, restaurants and service businesses, Edgebrook is an ideal place to meet, shop and dine. For more information on the center or rental availability, contact Mike Boehm, director of Property Management, at mboehm@orputcompanies.com or for events, contact Andrea Mandaha, Marketing/Events coordinator, at amandala@orputcompanies.com General phone: (815) 226-0212, fax (815) 226-9193. Visit edgebrookshops.com or orputcompanies.com websites for more information.

From the May 18-24, 2011 issue

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