Celebrating its 25th year, the Dundee Township Visitor's Center, 319 N. River St. in East Dundee, will open its Depot Market starting Saturday, May 10.
As part of its revitalization efforts, the village of East Dundee will be starting a new, food-focused Farmers Market on Sunday, May 11. Market hours for both days are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will continue to operate through October.
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The Saturday Depot Market has "Something for Everyone" and features vendors selling items such as arts and crafts, jewelry and collectibles. New to the Depot Market this year is a weekly historical speaker series and antique appraisal fairs on June 22, July 28 and Sept. 27.
To celebrate Mother's Day weekend, Marge Edwards from the Dundee Township Historical Society will be giving a short presentation at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, about the Dundee Township area's first pioneer mother, Ann Russell.
The Sunday Farmers Market offers local farmers, producers and specialty vendors. It offers seasonal plants and vegetables, infused balsamic vinegar, olive oils, pickles and pickled vegetables, New Orleans style cooking, breakfast sandwiches, gourmet pancakes, fresh-from-the-oven breads, gourmet sweet treats and goodies, vertical aeroponic growing systems and natural soaps, makeup (made from garden herbs) and soy candles. Only foods and horticultural products sold by local farmers, producers and businesses will be featured at the Farmers Market.
In addition, the Sunday market will include various speakers on gardening, cooking and plants throughout the season, as well as different entertainers for the family.
On Mother's Day, Home Depot is offering a special take-home kit that includes the pieces necessary to build a personalized plant holder. Quantities are limited.
The Dundee Township Visitor's Center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For information, call (847) 426-2822 or visit the Community Calendar at www.eastdundee.net.
The village of East Dundee is home to 2,882 residents. Its downtown plan is to create a "culinary" district consisting of the right mix of restaurants, retail, and community events to serve as a destination attraction for both residents and regional visitors. For information on the plan, visit the economic development section on the village website at www.eastdundee.net.