The 95th Street Farmers Market is opening Sun., May 5, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at 95th and Longwood Drive. Grab your reusable shopping bags and your appetite, and plan to shop every Sunday through October, rain or shine.
This year’s market will host many favorite vendors selling items that range from bedding plants for your garden, fresh produce, baked goods, cheese, homemade jams and sauces, hormone-free meat, fresh eggs, prepared foods, artisan-made merchandise and products, and more.
Also expect to enjoy activities for the kids, live music, representatives from area organizations in the community tent, tasty treats, and more. This month’s activities include: May 5, music by Joel Barr on music, BAPA in the Community Tent, and complimentary face painting, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; May 12, music by Mark Taylor; May 19, music by Beverly All Stars and complimentary face painting, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and May 26, music by Mark Taylor.
Sponsors include Beverly Bank & Trust, Southtown Health Foods, 19th Ward Youth Foundation, State Sen. Bill Cunningham, State Rep. Fran Hurley, the 95th Street Business Association, Pacor Mortgage Corporation, BAPA and Ald.
Erin Ross, director of the 95th Street Business Association, leads the coordination of the market. “Our goal is to create a destination that our residents don’t want to miss on Sundays,” she said. “They can gather with friends, have a bite to eat, shop for healthy items, and enjoy good music and camaraderie without traveling very far from home.”
Many of our vendors tell Ross that our market is their favorite, and they are looking forward to welcoming new and longtime customers for the new growing season.
Among the vendors you’ll find at the 95th Street Farmers Market this year are: Blankenship Farm, Breadman, Coco’s Tamales, Down to Earth Beverly, The Eating Well, Fountain BBQ, C&D Farms, Madsen Farms, Noffke Family Farms, Not Just Cookies, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pollo Locuas, Southtown Health Foods, Stamper Cheese, Sweet Freaks, Twin Gardens Inc., Urban Canopy, Homebody Basics, John Bailey Honey and Long Table Pancakes.
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