MACHESNEY PARK (WIFR) -- GPS Faith Community, 10714 N. 2nd Street in Machesney Park, IL, announces the beginning of an outdoor Farmers Market, opening on Thursday, May 15th. The Market will be open every Thursday evening from 3:30 – 7:30 pm through October 23rd. The market will be open rain or shine and will feature a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, oils, honey, eggs, coffee and food items and crafts. The public is welcome!
GPS Faith Community has been growing and impacting this community through a partnership with Grace Lutheran and the Northern Illinois Food Bank by hosting monthly Mobile Food Pantries since 2007 and partnering with Helping Hands Pantry in Loves Park. The Farmers Market is part of their new effort to bring healthy, local foods to their community. The market is launching the same week as their newly opened Community Gardens which will benefit the participants of the pantries and the community as a whole. GPS is grateful for financial support from the North Winnebago County branch of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois for their community garden and market initiative.
GPS Faith Community is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and holds Sunday worship at 9:00 and 10:45 am, with Sunday school at 9:00 am and a staffed nursery all morning. For more information on GPS Faith Community or the Farmers Market or gardens, visit www.gpsfaith.com or call (779) 221-8491.