Naperville's 95th Street Farmers Market opens June 3
Beginning June 3, the 95th Street Farmers Market will be open each Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Co-hosted by Naperville Park District and Naperville Public Library, the market features a variety of vendors offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, homemade breads, jams, sauces, handcrafted items, and more. The 2021 95th Street Farmers Market, which continues to Sept. 30, is sponsored by LeafGuard.
In addition to shopping the market, customers can enjoy tasty food on site or take it to go. This year's food trucks include a past favorite, Grumpy Gaucho, with baked empanadas and chimichurri, and a new food truck, Rose Street Eats and Catering, bringing Vienna all-beef hot dogs, chips and drinks.
One of the new vendors, Drover's Trail Natural Farms, sells Black Angus beef burgers, salads and smoothies.
"We are happy to welcome back many returning vendors as well as new additions," said Angelique Harshman, the park district's nature center manager, who also manages the farmers market. "One of the returning vendors, PEEP Inc., which is known for their organic eggs, chicken, pork, dried peas and oats, is expanding to bring organic dog and cat food, both fresh and frozen."
The current list of vendors is as follows:
• Assamica Teas (Naperville): Packaged loose leaf tea and bottled iced teas;
• Brit's Sweet Treats (Naperville): Pies, cookies, scones, cakes, pound cakes, brownies, cinnamon rolls, and gluten/dairy-free Jam Bats;
• Degusto (Naperville): Extra virgin olive oil, Balsamic vinegar, dipping sauces, pasta, and olives;
• NEW -- Drover's Trail Natural Farms (Minooka): Healthier "fast food" items like Black Angus beef burgers, salads, smoothies plus fermented veggies and drinks, canned veggies, fruit, games, dried and potted herbs, and herbal salves;
• Emmy & J Gourmet (Florida): Handmade gourmet dips for veggies, desserts, breads; Kentucky bourbon roasted nuts; handmade clothing items, including ponchos, scarves, pants, dresses, shirts, and jumpsuits;
• E & S Fish Co. (St. Charles): Fresh wild salmon, tuna, halibut, sea bass, trout, char, snapper, Mahi, walleye, crabcakes, shrimp, salmon burgers, and mango salsa;
• Frosted Fig (Naperville): Cookies, cakes, breads, Roca, cupcakes;
• Grumpy Gaucho food truck: Baked empanadas and chimichurri;
• Indigo Creations (Naperville): Handmade soy/coconut blend candles, massage oils, wax melts and melters, room sprays, tea lights, baby oil, beard balm, and candle gift sets;
• PEEP Inc. (Dixon): Pastured/organic eggs, chicken and pork; organic oats, peas, pea soup; broth, meat salads, cider, grape & cherry juice; NEW for 2021: Dog and cat food -- fresh or frozen, pork and chicken blends, and some varieties with oats or peas;
• NEW Rose Street Eats and Catering food truck (Montgomery): Vienna all beef hot dogs, 100% Wagyu all beef hot dogs, chips, and drinks;
• Six Generations Farm (Barrington): A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables;
• Sunset Growers Greenhouse (Minooka): Potted plants: hanging baskets, bedding plants, perennials, heirloom tomatoes, fall mums, garden stakes, and fishing lures;
• Tranquility Base Candles (Oswego): Soy container candles, palm wax pillars and tarts, diffusers, fire rocks, and weather rock indicators;
• Windy Acres (Geneva): Produce, baked goods, herbs, jams, honey, and pumpkins.
For information, visit www.napervilleparks.org/farmersmarket. Additional parking is available at the Neuqua Valley High School Freshman Center located just southeast of the 95th Street Library on Cedar Glade Drive.
Attendees are asked to review participation guidelines for programs and facilities prior to attending. The Naperville Park District follows the guidelines issued by the state of Illinois under the Restore Illinois Plan and developed by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity and the Illinois Department of Public Health. Those guidelines can be found at www.napervilleparks.org/coronavirus.