Serving up variety

Outdoor market features more than fruits, veggies
by Paula Coughlan
SUGAR GROVE—If you’re in a hurry to see what the Farmers Market in Sugar Grove offers, it’s all right to skip breakfast. A new booth at the market serves that first meal of the day.

Visitors who have already eaten breakfast may choose other edibles to purchase such as egg rolls, popcorn, cookies, pies and specialty breads including banana nut.

Aside from those products and a variety of fruits and vegetables, the market offers homemade sauerkraut, fresh eggs and popcorn, and non-food items such as house plants, t-shirts, jewelry, crocheted items including afghans, homemade soap and children’s clothing.

“We encourage variety to try to attract more people and make it more fun and interesting,” market volunteer Pat Graceffa said.

Hosta plants, a shade groundcover, is for sale to raise money for a new handicapped facility in Sugar Grove.

If you need a massage after carrying all of your purchases to the car, a chiropractor is at the market to provide massages.

Graceffa and another volunteer Mari Johnson said the market will have continuing and changing events every Saturday through Sept. 25.

On July 23, the market will hold a 50/50 raffle to raise money for the Sugar Grove fireworks. The winner need not be present.

For information or to add your name to the Sugar Grove Farmers Market newsletter mailing list, e-mail Pat Graceffa at patdangraceffa@msn.com.

SG Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon
Sugar Grove Municipal Center.
Rt. 30 west from Rt. 47 to 10 Municipal Drive

Special events
July 10—Live demo day. Vendors such as Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple and Tupperware will do cooking demos.

Aug 14—Dog Days of Summer. Bring along your faithful friend. Sponsored by
Millie Pet City.

Sept 4—Pie baking contest. Come have
a taste. Village trustee Bob Miller has been
the winner for the past two years.

Sept. 18—Plant exchange.
Bring one, take one.

Sept. 25—The Harvest Market’s final day this year. The market will be open one hour later for this final day. Pumpkins and kids’ crafts.