First Food Truck Tuesday of 2022 highlights 14 vendors at Nicholas Conservatory

The event will be held at 4 p.m. every Tuesday through October 25.
More than a dozen food trucks lined the parking lot at Nicholas Conservatory for the weekly...
More than a dozen food trucks lined the parking lot at Nicholas Conservatory for the weekly event, which starts at 4 p.m. every Tuesday through October 25.(wifr)
Published: May. 3, 2022 at 8:21 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Local vendors didn’t let Mother Nature drown their spirits for the first Food Truck Tuesday of 2022.

Food trucks lined the parking lot at Nicholas Conservatory for the weekly event, which starts at 4 p.m. every Tuesday through October 25. In an effort to keep people safe, event organizers created a layout that they say will reduce the opportunity for lines to cross. Every vendor is also asked to make hand sanitizer available and encourage cashless transactions.

“Our slots are filled up for Food Truck Tuesday already this year, and we’ve got people on a waiting list to join in,” Nicholas Conservatory Facilities Manager Dan Erwin said. “We’re up to 14 trucks a week now. We started with four the first year, and we’re now up to 14 trucks. It’s definitely brought a lot more people to the gardens and a lot more diversity to the gardens, too, which we really like to see.”

This is the fourth year for Food Truck Tuesday. Hours are 4-9 p.m. through August and 4-8 p.m. in September and October.

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