Welcome to the 2012 Batavia Farmers' Market. This is our 17th
year bringing the Market to our vibrant community and we average around 1000 customers per week at our downtown location on Water Street between Wilson and First Streets. Opening day is Saturday, June 16, 2012 through Saturday, October 27, 2012 with the season running for 19 weeks plus BatFest on Saturday, October 20, 2012.
2012 Market Application
In addition to the wonderful vendors, this market is made possible by our market sponsors.
Burke EngineeringBatavia Enterprises, Inc.
The Farm Fresh to Family promotion is made possible by a specialty crop grant
from the IL Department of Agriculture
The Batavia Farmers’ Market is a Batavia MainStreet program. Batavia MainStreet is a not-for-profit, community-based organization devoted to enhancing our downtown as the heart of the community through dedicated volunteer efforts. The mission of the Batavia Farmers’ Market, and its sponsor Batavia MainStreet, is to enrich our small-town community values, stimulate our local economy at a grassroots level, and educate residents and those in our extended community of the value of wholesome, hand-crafted and nutritionally valuable food.
Additionally, our interest is to support locally produced non-food products including but not limited to plants, fiber, and products derived of animal products (i.e. soaps, textiles, etc.). Our goal encompasses the notion of creating a community-driven social destination as an educational, recreational and healthy resource. The purpose of the Batavia Farmers’ Market is to provide a retail outlet for local producers; fresh, local products for consumers; and a gathering place that encourages a sense of community. This farm market features produce, baked goods, artisan products, plants, honey and related farm products. Our vendors grow, harvest and/or produce up to 75% of market products.
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