Online Staff Report
MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. — The GPS Farmers’ Market invites the public to Dairy Day at the market from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 3. Children accompanied by an adult will receive a free scoop of ice cream or cheese stick. Adults may purchase ice cream for $1.
The market is in the parking lot of GPS Faith Community, 10714 N. Second St., in Machesney Park, just a half mile north of Route 173 on the west-side frontage road.
The GPS Farmers’ Market is celebrating its first year of operation and features more than 20 vendors who sell at the market. Products include locally grown fruits and vegetables in season, garden plants, honey, pasture-raised chicken eggs, oil, baked goods and cupcakes, hot and cold entree options, hot and cold beverages, and a varying schedule of handmade and uniquely designed items from local crafters.
The market is open every Thursday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. through Oct. 23.
GPS Faith Community is sponsoring the annual market as part of its Hope for the Hungry program, which provides food assistance to residents of northern Illinois.
Posted July 2, 2014