Farmers market season is back – check out Oswego Country Market
The Oswegoland Park District’s Oswego Country Market returns to Main Street on Sunday, June 28.
With the health and safety of the community in mind, market staff are committed to the tradition of bringing great products and services to the community.
Based on the guidance provided by the Illinois Farmers Market Association and the Kendall County Health Department, the Oswego Country Market will be making the temporary shift toward an in-and-out-style market. Shoppers will follow a designated entrance and exit that establishes a one-way traffic flow through the market to visit favorite vendors.
Vendors and guests will be required to wear face masks, and maintain social distance of 6 feet, whenever possible. To minimize contact and touch points, vendors will be handling products for patrons. By utilizing proper social distancing and group management, the goal is to keep everyone healthy while enthusiastically welcoming everyone back.
The market team will be creating monthly Country Market To Go bundles of products for those who aren’t comfortable going downtown just yet. These can be ordered through Facebook links and picked up curbside at the Oswego Country Market.
This season’s lineup of vendors includes Albo Acres, Blue Freedom, Brit’s Sweet Treats, Carmelita’s Creations, Cutting Edge by the Blacksmith, E & S Fish Co., Everyday Essential Oils & 3 Lucky Dogs, Gallery’s Choice, Gandi the Juice Guru, Garlic Breath Farm, Gindo’s Spice of Life, Grumpy Gaucho, Hahn’s Bakery, Hufendick Farm, Jay’s Maize Kettle Corn, Lang’s Cookies, Papa’s Honey, Red Flower Organics, Six Generations Farming Local, Stamper Cheese Co., Sunset Growers, Sweet P’s Homemade Cookies, Tabletop Beanbag Games, Tranquility Base Candles & Diffusers, White Blossom Soaps and Windy Acres Farm.
For almost two decades, the Oswegoland Park District has been proud to make the Oswego Country Market an important part of summer in the community. It is happy to see that continue in 2020. Visit them from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday mornings from June 28 to Oct. 18. Week after week, market visitors will discover the charm of downtown Oswego. Stay informed about what the market has to offer each week by following the Park District on Facebook at facebook.com/OswegoCountryMarket. Questions about the Oswego Country Market can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jay Hitselberger, owner of Jay's Maize Kettle Corn, bagged up corn for sale during Oswego's Fox Fall Fest Sunday, Oct. 6 in downtown Oswego.
Oswego welcomed in fall under a crisp blue sky Sunday at the annual Fox Fall Fest, featuring a range of small businesses and local eateries.
Jay Hitselberger, owner of Jay's Maize Kettle Corn, set up a booth for his family business at the event for the first time and praised the weekend event.
"We're used to going around to festivals and trying out different places," Hitselberger said. "It's been great so far; it's been our busiest event of the year so far.
"I almost wish we brought more. We can barely keep up."
Aurora resident Monique Robledo, who brought her family with her to visit downtown Oswego, said she thinks the event is great. A highlight for Robledo was Glowby the Bubbler, who entertained crowds of children with bubbles made from a variety of wands featuring nets and rings, as well as tools that created smoke-filled bubbles.
"It's so simple, it's such a simple concept, but everybody is so engaged, it's really fun," she said.
via Kendallcountynow.com - 10/8/2019