Breaking News Bar
updated: 6/19/2014 12:20 PM

Libertyville farmers market kicks off its 34th season

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Balloon artist Ryan Freemand, right, of R.C. Juggles in Woodstock makes a pig for 2-year-old Ben Lockowitz of Wauconda and his father, Matt, on opening day of the Libertyville farmers market Thursday on Church Street in downtown Libertyville.

       Balloon artist Ryan Freemand, right, of R.C. Juggles in Woodstock makes a pig for 2-year-old Ben Lockowitz of Wauconda and his father, Matt, on opening day of the Libertyville farmers market Thursday on Church Street in downtown Libertyville.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Vladimir Rokvic plays the accordion and Steve Strumberger plays the tambourine, as members of St. Basil Serbian Orthodox Church in Mettawa held a flash mob and danced the "Kolo" on opening day of the Libertyville farmers market Thursday on Church Street in downtown Libertyville.

       Vladimir Rokvic plays the accordion and Steve Strumberger plays the tambourine, as members of St. Basil Serbian Orthodox Church in Mettawa held a flash mob and danced the "Kolo" on opening day of the Libertyville farmers market Thursday on Church Street in downtown Libertyville.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
 

Shoppers shook off Thursday morning's damp weather to attend opening day for the Libertyville farmers market, which is celebrating its 34th year of operation.

A flash mob of people from St. Basil Serbian Orthodox Church in Mettawa danced the "Kolo" to music from an accordion and a tambourine.

"I come here every year, every Thursday," said Marilyn Whiting of Libertyville.

"My cousin came up from Mississippi and I told her the first thing we had to do was go the farmers market," Whiting said. "It's a great little community to walk around in. You see people, you see all your neighbors, it's a kind of a get-together."

About 30 vendors from throughout Illinois, as well as Michigan and Wisconsin lined Cook Street between Milwaukee and Brainerd avenues Thursday.

Everything from fruits and vegetables to cheese, bread and flowers were available for purchase.

The Cook Park Library also held its "Fresh-Picked Stories" in Cook Park.

R.C. Juggles of Woodstock was on hand for balloon sculpting, juggling and magic, while and music was provided by Whitey O'Day of Arlington Heights.

The farmers market will run every Thursday morning from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 16.

Share

Interested in reusing this article?

Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.

The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.

Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *

Message (optional)

Success - Reprint request sent Click to close
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here