Farmers Market Off to Strong Start
Updated: Jun 10, 2020
The 2020 Lake Bluff Farmers Market opened on June 5 to sunny skies, face masks and a steady stream of shoppers willing to accept the market’s new restrictions in exchange for the return of one of the village’s most-loved summer traditions.
The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic has prompted the cancellation of many other beloved village rituals, including the 4th of July Parade, Firemen’s Ball, Bluffinia, Lake Bluff Criterium & Block party, and Lake Bluff History Museum Auto Show (not to mention in-school classes, church services, graduations and much of normal life).
Since farmers markets provide food and food providers are considered by the state to be an essential service, the village was able to go ahead with its weekly Friday morning market. The Farmers Market Committee adapted to the new normal, created a new layout for the vendors and added rules aimed at keeping people safe and stemming the spread of COVID-19. By the looks of opening day the market isn’t just surviving, it’s thriving.
Several of the vendors offer pre-orders, including
Six Generations, The Flower Garden, and Umland's. A list of vendors and preorder links is on the Village of Lake Bluff website.
Here are photos of Opening Day: