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Glencoe Quarterly Article | June 2015
For many years the Chamber of Commerce has coordinated a market in the downtown business district as an opportunity for residents to purchase fresh produce, flowers, and other items directly from area farmers. The market has operated on Saturday mornings from June to October in various locations, most recently on Village Court between Village Hall and Grand Foods. Historically, an outside market manager has been contracted with to oversee operations and to recruit and sustain weekly vendors.
This year there will not be a Farmers Market in Glencoe. The Chamber of Commerce Board, in consult with Village staff, recognizes that the current model for the Farmers Market needs a “TuneUp” due to low turnout of both vendors and residents. It is for these reasons that a Chamber of Commerce subcommittee has been formed to study the situation in order to improve the market for next year.
It is recognized that the Farmers Market is an asset to the Village not just for purchasing locally grown fruits and vegetables, but also as an opportunity for residents to come together weekly. This interaction reinforces the small town character that makes Glencoe unique. Thank you for your patience this year and we look forward to providing you with a new experience in 2016!