By Michelle Manchir
Source Chicago Tribune
It’s that time of year again when fresh produce and flower bouquets are for sale in open air markets, including in Oak Park and La Grange.
Oak Park’s market will feature 27 vendors this year. A new one offers organic maple syrup from a farm in Wisconsin, said the village’s market manager, Jessica Rinks.
Otherwise, the Oak Park market, which opens on May 18, should look familiar. Its hours will remain 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday until October 26 at 460 Lake Street, one block west of Ridgeland Avenue.
Vendors will bring fresh produce, cut flowers, frozen meat, hanging baskets, bread and more, Rinks said. The much-anticipated doughnuts, made fresh on Saturday mornings by a crew at Pilgrim Church near the market site, also will return, she said.
Paying may be easier this year. A new way to scan goods bought from several vendors will facilitate using credit, debit or Link cards, Rinks said.
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