BCR to Sponsor Farmer’s Market

BYRON – Byron Community Revitalization, Inc., in cooperation with local volunteers, is inviting vendors to participate in the annual Sunshine Park Farmer’s Market.

The market’s opening day this year will be Saturday June 22. It will be held again at Sunshine Park every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through mid-October. Vendors interested in selling their own garden produce, plants and floral, artwork or hand-made crafts, and those interested in providing entertainment, are welcome. (The market is not open to commercial produce sellers nor to used-goods sellers; those selling homemade food must have a permit from the Ogle County Health Department in Oregon.)

There is no charge for vendors to participate; vendors may participate for the entire season or on a week-to-week basis.

“Every year the market brings more vendors and more visitors to Byron on Saturday mornings,” according to Betsy Floski, Executive Director of Byron Community Revitalization. “The desire of many people to ‘eat local’ and to eat fresh and organic has been a boon to produce markets.

“Our volunteers expect this to be a big year for people seeking an inexpensive source of fresh produce.”

Sunshine Park is located in Byron northeast of the Rock River on Il Rte 2. Ample parking and a playground for children are available. For more information, or to reserve space at the market, contact volunteer supervisor George Fram – 815.234.2932.

Byron Community Revitalization, Inc. is a 14-year-old not-for-profit that conducts annual fundraisers and then donates the proceeds to worthy projects. For more information about BCR or its projects or programming, contact Floski at 815.871.0859.

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