Friday, June 04, 2010

Downtown Elgin Harvest Market Continues Thursday, June 10 from 10am-4pm

The Downtown Elgin Harvest Market continues its landmark tenth season this coming Thursday, June 10, from 10am-4pm. The Harvest Market runs every Thursday thru October 7 at the Civic Parking Lot at the corner of Highland and Douglas Avenue near City Hall.

While offering a wide variety of fresh, locally grown and produced vegetables, fruits, plants, bread, meats, cheeses, jams and spices, the Downtown Elgin Harvest Market really is much more than just a Farmers’ Market!

On the first Thursday of each new month, the Harvest Market rolls out its special promotional market entitled “First Thursday”. During “First Thursday” the market extends business hours by two hours from 10am-6pm and features cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, art exhibits, health and wellness seminars, guided walking tours of Downtown Elgin and much more.

Our June “First Thursday” market this past week was an overwhelming success. Special thanks to David Hudson and his band of "wandering minstrels" for entertaining the crowd, to David Powers for coordinating the "D.I.Y. Pollock" public art project, to Heidi Hollay for coming out and selling her beautiful handmade jewelry, to Amy Knorek from The Centre of Elgin, to the day's participating sponsors Alexian Brothers Health, Chiro One Wellness and Salon Couture, and to our newest vendor JR's Pop-Arazzi and proprietor Rose Soifer for her amazing hot and fresh doughnuts!

Our next “First Thursday” market takes place on Thursday, July 1. Among the confirmed attractions for July include:

• Mad Discs & Dyes will conduct a demonstration of T-shirt tie-dying with all natural dyes.
• The continuation of the “D.I.Y. Pollock” Public Art Project which encourages patrons of the market to add their own unique artistic painting touches to a canvas.
• The Centre of Elgin will conduct live fitness/healthy living seminars.

Other details about the July “First Thursday” market are forthcoming.

Nestled in the heart of historic Downtown Elgin within minutes of the Grand Victoria Casino, Metra and the scenic Fox River, and within walking distance from Downtown’s dining and shopping district, the Harvest Market attracts hundreds of local residents and workers each and every week.

For more information about the 2010 Downtown Elgin Harvest Market, please call Jason Pawlowski, Promotions Coordinator for the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin, at (847) 488-1456 or e-mail:

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