I get a kick out of squirrels. Those furry little beasts, every year, are a riot as they get ready for winter. Around early August they go from jumping tree to tree, raising their young, getting feisty, to then more heavy-duty digging in the ground (or my potted plants), mad dashes across the street, and harvesting, eating, and storing their eatable nut treasures. If you cannot see where this is going there are quite a few similarities between them and the vendors and customers at the Elgin Harvest Market:
1) We are continuing to dig up, create, and harvest from our gardens and kitchens to sell fresh local products at the market. We also will have this Thursday from the IL Extension office Charlotte Thayer and Renee Rinn – Master Gardeners to help with any questions with your gardens now in the Fall or how to bed them down for the winter, along with Bob Jungwirth with Davey Tree.
2) We actually are not making mad dashes anymore across the street, with construction being over, but our customers might be making mad dashes from their cars or Downtown workplaces to get their favorite treat – especially with Twin Garden Farms, Reader’s Apiaries, and Modern Renaissance having their last day at the market this Thursday!
3) There is certainly a lot to eat, and also to store, from the Elgin Harvest Market – so make sure to check out our vendor tab for what you need to stock up on the next two weeks or how to get supplied during the winter months. Also along with storing food, be sure to store away some good info on taking care of yourself this winter season by getting info and screenings with Alexian Brothers and Chiro One.
Additionally….enjoy tunes with Fun Time Music DJ 4-6pm and also live Me & My Band 6-8pm, and kids can try fresh melon at the kids booth with Highland Christian Academy. DNA Gala 50/50 raffle tickets are also on sale along with getting your Harvest Market tokens to make purchases with your Link and/or Credit Cards.