EDGEBROOK — After canceling the 2020 market season due to the pandemic, the Edgebrook Farmers Market returns Saturday.
The market is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hiawatha and Central Avenues in the parking lot of Edgebrook School. It will run every Saturday through September.
Jeanne Marie Schultz, the market’s manager, said the first event will have about 12 vendors, but each weekend will see more as farmers and local businesses get back into the market season.
She hopes the market will encourage neighbors from Edgebrook and Sauganash to get out and reconnect with the community and support local businesses after a long year.
“People are desperate to get out and really want to see each other, which will make for a fun summer,” Schultz said.
Masks are not required because the market is outside, but Schultz asks that people who are not vaccinated wear masks.
In addition to fresh farm products and local goods from Parra Farms, Rodriguez Farms, Hilary’s Cookies, Percolator, Tamale Express, Dakota 94 and others, the market will also feature free raffle giveaways from local businesses.
Tickets to baseball games and products from Edgebrook businesses will be raffled off throughout the season. Schultz said it’s the community’s way of giving back while supporting the market’s return.
“Our businesses will be promoting it and will give raffle prizes throughout summer,” she said. “We want to have the market with people who are supporting it and that’s the local businesses.”
Attendees can also expect games and activities for children like face painting and live music, a signature of the market, she said.
“Our market is an experience as well as a place to buy products,” she said. “It will be a nice place to see your neighbors you haven’t seen for a while.”
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