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Oswego Country Market

SUNDAYS | JUN 28-OCT 18, 2020 | 9:00am-1:00pm

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Shop local with plenty of choices to buy fresh produce, meats, eggs, artisan cheeses, specialty foods like pasta, olives, popcorn, honey & spices, and handmade items in our outdoor, open air market.

IN-&-OUT MARKET

With the health and safety of our community in mind, the Oswego Country Market plans to run this season with some modifications. Based on the guidance provided by the Illinois Farmers Market Association and Kendall County Health Department, we will be making the temporary shift towards a more functional and transactional setup that complies with social distancing protocol, and aligns more with the “In & Out” style many markets are implementing this year. Changes include:

  • Later Start: June 28-October 18 (still 17 weeks)
  • New Layout & Shopper Flow: We are creating a layout with a designated entrance and exit that establishes a one-way traffic flow through the market and opens up additional patron parking near the market
  • Less Vendors: To fit within our new footprint and accommodate greater spacing between booths for social distancing, we will be able to accept less vendors than a typical season
  • New Protocol & Handling Practices: Please see the Customer Guidelines & Vendor Guidelines that have been created based on recommendations from the Illinois Farmers Market Association.
  • Minimized Opportunity for Gathering: There will be no tables and chairs to sit and eat, and no additional music or activities
  • Preordered Bundle Options: We are working on a process for creating weekly bundles of products that can be preordered and picked up Curbside each week for patrons who do not wish to walk through the market

BE A VENDOR

2020 Season vendor information is available now. 

• Check out our FAQ sheet for basic information
• Review the Application Packet, complete with Rules & Regulations and vendor applications
• Information will be available May 1 for Community Groups interested in participating in the market. 

We certainly understand apprehension with the current COVID-19 (Coronvirus). Right now it is important to proactively institute some ‘social distancing’, breaking down large group gatherings in an effort to head off illness and quash the fast spread. This period may last several weeks. We are optimistic this will not be the case by June. The Oswegoland Park District is committed to hosting a safe market and being fair and equitable to our partners, the vendors. In any situation where the cancellation of the Oswego Country Market by the Oswegoland Park District is necessary (in part or full), we would issue an appropriate refund.

WALK & BIKE TO THE MARKET

With all of the exciting growth in downtown Oswego, parking will be more limited during the market this season. We encourage you to leave your car at home and walk or bike to the market. Check out this map for safe routes and estimated travel times.

2019 SEASON VENDORS

Produce
Blue Freedom
Chanticlare Farm

Garlic Breath Farm
Hana Microgreens
Theis Farm Market
Six Generations Farmin Local
Sol Gardens
Theis Farm Market
Windy Acres

Plants
Garden Joy
Sunset Growers

Specialty Foods
Carmelita’s Creations
Casting Whimsy Tea
Jay’s Maize Kettle Corn
Gindo’s Spice of Life
The Olive Gallery
Papa’s Honey    
Umbrella Azul 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Meat, Cheese & Eggs
Stamper Cheese Co.
Hufendick Farm
E & S Fish Co.

Breads & Sweets
Brit’s Sweet Treats
Frosted Fig
Hahn’s Gourmet Farmers Market
Lang’s
Sweet P’s Homemade Cookies

Sweet Sensations

Concessions
Gandi the Juice Guru
Georgie’s Hot Dogs
Grumpy Gaucho
Kuya Bong
Lottie’s Lemonade
Parmesans Wood Stone Pizza

Pit Gypsies BBQ & Grill
Rogue Curbside Kitchen

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Questions? Contact Cori Veverka at 630.554.4433 or email oswegocountrymarket@oswegolandpd.org.

Thank you to Bob Tripp, N.M.Tripp Insurance Agency, Inc., The Prom Shoppe & Bella-Gia Boutique, Floral Expressions, and Lil’ Emm’s Boutique for generously allowing the market to set up in their parking lots. Shoppers and vendors love the downtown location as it draws a crowd to Main Street on Sunday mornings!