Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Lyons Introduces New Community Market


Lyons Introduces New Community Market

LYONS, IL (August 1, 2013)—A new Community Market will be held in Veteran’s Park in the Village of Lyons on Mondays, from August 12th through October 28th, from 8 am until 1 pm.  Veterans Park is located at 8225 Ogden Avenue.    

"The Community Market offers something for everyone," said Lyons Village Mayor Christher Getty. "Commuters will be able to enjoy free coffee for their morning commute at the new market while making a quick stop for fresh bakery items, fruits and vegetables, that were baked or  grown locally."

Pulled pork sandwiches and a variety of other savory fare will be available for picnic lunches in the park or to take home to share with the entire family, Getty said. Homemade items, such as breads, Italian specialties, salsas, olive oils, preserves and sauces, as well as gourmet popcorn are sure to please even the most discerning of appetites.

Officials of the Lyons Public Library will also be on hand to talk about upcoming programs and provide library cards to avid readers of all ages at the new market. Home gardeners will be able to add to the beauty of their homes with a variety of perennials, small shrubs, hanging baskets, and flower arrangements provided by garden centers and the local florist.

The Lyons Community Garden will share information about their current garden project, which includes donating food to local food pantries, and community sustainability goals.  More information regarding volunteer opportunities and various fundraisers will also be available.

Last, but not least, there will be a variety of handcrafted items such as jewelry, aprons, greeting cards, and scarves at the Community Market.

For additional details regarding the Lyons Community Market, or to become a vendor and receive an official application, please email:   lyonsmarketplace@gmail.com.

"What I want to do is strengthen and expand our services for our residents and give Lyons a family environment that will set it above other communities," Getty said.

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