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174. Barrington Farmers Market Opens Thursday

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The 15th season of Barrington’s Farmers Market opens this Thursday, June 25th!  The weekly markets will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays from June 25th through October 22nd and organizers have lined up an exciting list of vendors, entertainment and kids activities for this year’s season.

Barrington Farmers Market - Photographed by Matt Jansick

This week’s featured vendors:

Lainey’s Pawtique
Amazing dog treats and gifts – the perfect gift for your favorite pet!

La Spiceria
Pierre comes to us with his array of spices and rubs along with plenty of great advice on their uses.

River Valley
New to our market – A wide array of specialty mushrooms.

This week’s featured non-profit:

Garden Club
Barrington Garden Club is joining us for their annual plant sale at the market!!! The Garden Club has been in existence for 55 years as a local non-profit. The funds from the plants and planter containers are used to help organizations such as the Barrington Library, Stillman Nature Center, Citizens for Conservation. Come out and support their efforts!

This week’s featured artist/entertainment:

Second Wind
One of the market’s favorite musical duos will be entertaining visitors with their musical talents from 3-5:30.

Artist of the Week
Lauren Younis, creating beautiful prints that must be seen (and can be purchased!)
Check out her artwork at aquartzylife.com/art.

Children’s Activity
Special treat to the first 25 children ages 5-12 who attend the first market!

The Barrington Farmers Market was started in 2000 by the Barrington Village Association (BVA), a homeowner’s group made up of residents living in the downtown Village area.  With the motto “Bringing Neighbors Together,” the BVA hast run the market with the objective of building community, adding to the character of Barrington’s historic Village and increasing traffic in the downtown area.

With great food products and community involvement, the Farmers Market has turned out to be “the place to be” on Thursday during the summer & fall months. After the market, don’t forget to check out Barrington Cruise Nights, which also run on Thursday nights starting at 6:30 p.m. through August 27th.

Barrington residents are committed to charitable giving and, in keeping with this community value, volunteers offer a non-profit booth at each Farmers Market to keep guests up-to-date on happenings and ways to get involved.  This year, they will offer guests the ability to make donations at the market so that our local food pantries can offer Farmers Market gift certificates to those in need.

You’ll find the Barrington Farmers Market at the intersection of Cook & Main Streets, in the parking lot directly across the street from McGonigals Pub.


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