It may seem like an endless winter, but plans are already being made for spring and summer when fresh, local fruits and vegetables, along with other locally made goods, will be available at the LaGrange Farmers Market.
But first, the market vendors. Those who have homegrown, homemade, canned, and handcrafted items are encouraged to sign up now to reserve a space in LaGrange.
Nancy Block of LaGrange is working hard to build the market back up when the market opens May 3. It will be open Tuesdays and Saturdays through October on High Street just west of the courthouse.
A vendor meeting for those interested is planned for 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Chicago Joe’s in LaGrange.
Block is working to certify the market to accept WIC (Women, Infant, Children) so WIC vouchers can be used at the market. This would require vendors who want to accept WIC to also be certified, which Block can do following her certification.
Block is also looking to host seminars on a variety of topics in connection with the farmers market, covering nutrition and other topics from area Master Gardeners and Parkview LaGrange Hospital.
The market is looking for items made and grown locally only, Block noted, giving local farmers an opportunity to sell their goods and for the community to purchase fresh produce, fruits and canned goods.
A vendor form can be found on the LaGrange Publishing Company website or by contacting Block at 499-0087 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.