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Homewood Farmers’ Market summer season returns in full force May 27

Get your families ready for some fun and pick up some fresh produce along the way; the Homewood Farmers Market summer season returns Saturday, May 27.

The outdoor market returns with its typical popular activities and features of artisan goods, fresh produce, and live music. On top of all that, the summer season will include some new activities and crafts such as the selling of portraits.

Homewood Farmers Market vendors sell fresh produce, prepared foods and other items. (Chronicle file photo)

Homewood’s Farmers’ Market has been thriving for over 40 years. It will run from May 27 to Oct. 7, opening every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. located at Martin Avenue between Ridge Road and Chestnut Road.

Second year farmers market manager Nikki Fischer, touched on how she feels the summer season will turn out this year.

“Our indoor market was phenomenal.  We got a lot of new vendors for the indoor season that we will also use for the summer outdoor season,” said Fischer. “Vendors from previous years that could not return due to covid will also be coming back for this season.”

There will be an egg vendor available to deliver fresh eggs along with some new farmers. Due to popular demand at meetings, fresh made coffee will be served. As mentioned, artists will be on display selling art portraits.

Listed below are some of the music acts booked for this year’s outdoor season.

  • Butterfield Creek
  • Scott Niekelski
  • John Sather
  • Justin Prez
  • Dominic Ruffalo

Fischer talked about the establishment of a solid connection across the Chicagoland area with various musicians as a contributor to the growing success of the farmers market season.

“We have some new music acts this year including a new jazz duo, some bands which includes the band from Homewood-Flossmoor High School,” said Fischer. 

On top of all the vendors and live music, activities also will be in abundance for families and children to enjoy this summer.

“There will be a variety of different activities for everyone in the family. Kids will have face painting and balloon making available, adults can look forward to clothing and handmade jewelry being sold by artisans,” said Fischer.

This year also features a masseuse available for chair massages.

Serendipity Yoga and Wellness will be hosting yoga sessions for kids at the markets all summer long.

This year the Homewood Farmers Market will be spotlighting new businesses in the Homewood area. Information tables will be on display throughout the season in hopes that these new businesses can connect and establish themselves in the community.

Medulla, LLC powering Chiro One will be sponsoring the first market of the season on May 27.

For more details on this years Farmers Market visit the link here.

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