Indoor Market Season Begins! Batavia, Aurora And Other Markets in Full Swing

Indoor Market Season Begins! Batavia, Aurora And Other Markets in Full Swing

It’s indoor market season in Kane County!

Here’s a look at some of the amazing, healthy and fun places to shop locally.

Indoor Market Adds Fall Dates in Downtown Aurora

Art and Market Aurora is back with four fall dates for holiday shopping. The Aurora Downtown group’s indoor market features several local vendors at Society 57, 100 S. River St.

The market will feature both food and artisan vendors from 9 a.m. to noon on the following Saturday mornings: November 13 and 20 and December 11 and 18.

Art and Market Aurora will feature chocolate, candles, flowers, cookies, jewelry, baked goods, body oils, and more. The fall market will offer an increased selection of local artists and artisans for holiday shopping.

Visiting vendors include Biscocho’s, Tin Shed Farm, Ursula Naturals, Crystal Ship Jewelry, Lang’s Cookies, Nide Jardin, and several local artisans. Local portrait artist Cheri Tremain will be available for portraits.

Aurora Downtown will sell downtown merchandise as well as mugs and buttons on the November dates for this year’s Cocoa Crawl event held during First Fridays on December 3.

Society 57 will feature Modest Coffee, Katic Breads, and their full menu inside the coffee shop. The market is free to enter.

To find out more, visit auroradowntown.org.

SOURCE: Aurora Downtown news release

 

Batavia Winter Market Begins!

Batavia MainStreet is excited to announce the start of the Indoor Market season. The Indoor Market will be held from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturdays in November through May at 160 First Street in Batavia.

The Indoor Market will feature an average of 25 vendors weekly.

These local farmers, bakers, and makers will be bringing a wide variety of products including: locally grown produce, farm raised meats, eggs, fresh baked goods, honey, homemade soaps, bath and body products, fresh roasted coffee, hot sauces, small batch beef jerky, CBD products for humans and pets, sourdough bread, potted holiday bulbs, evergreen wreaths and swags, dog treats, kombucha tea, pierogis, and fresh, hot beignets fried on site.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and Pandemic EBT benefits are accepted at the Batavia Indoor Market. SNAP benefits may be used to purchase any approved food item at the market.

In addition, shoppers can double their SNAP benefits with Link Match, a dollar-for-dollar match for the purchase of fresh local fruits and vegetables. Link Match is sponsored by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program.

Indoor Market is made possible with the help of presenting sponsor Metronet and Indoor Market host Batavia Enterprises.

Batavia MainStreet is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to enhancing Downtown Batavia through dedicated volunteer efforts. Please contact the Batavia MainStreet office at (630) 761-3528 or info@DowntownBatavia.com for more information. You can also visit https://downtownbatavia.com.

SOURCE: Batavia Main Street news release

 

More Winter Farmers Markets

The Health Department’s Farmer’s Market Map does include some of the indoor/winter farmers markets.

Here are the indoor/winter markets that I could find currently operating:

Open farm markets and stands

 

Batavia Indoor Farmers’ Market Vendors

A Girl & Her Pug Woodworks

  • A Girl & Her Pug Woodworks creates handcrafted cutting boards & charcuterie trays.
  • Contact: Alexa Nixon
  • Dates at the Market: 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22

Bountiful Loaves & More

  • Bountiful Loaves & More bakes fresh, homemade baked goods.
  • Contact: Faith Wilson
  • Email Address: bountifulloaves@gmail.com
  • Dates at the Market: 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/19, 1/16, 1/30

Bulldog Nutrition

  • Bulldog Nutrition serves delicious and healthy smoothies, different flavored aloe drinks, and hot and cold herbal teas.
  • Contact: Facebook
  • Dates at the Market: 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/19

Burgin Farms

  • Burgin Farms raises hormone-free, antibiotic-free, pasture-raised beef, pork, chicken, duck, lamb, and turkey. They also sell chicken eggs, duck eggs, and honey.
  • Contact: Robert Burgin
  • Dates at the Market: Entire Season

Chuck’s Wood Fired Pizzas

  • Chuck’s Wood Fired Pizzas makes wood-fired hickory-smoked flatbreads.
  • Contact: Chuck Grote
  • Follow Chuck’s Wood Fired Pizzas: Facebook
  • Dates at the Market: Entire Season

Crumble LLC

  • Crumble LLC is a locally owned bakery business that creates delicious baked goods such as homemade pies, tarts, scones, and jam. They also carry a limited selection of gluten-free items.
  • Contact: Susan Forsell
  • How to Preorder: 3 ways to order:
    • 1) Via the website
    • 2) Via text or phone to Susan Forsell at 630-803-4321
    • 3) Pick up an order form at our table and drop it in our order box. Crumble will send a confirmation and call for credit card information
  • Follow Crumble LLC: Facebook
  • Dates at the Market: Entire Season

Crybaby Wellness

  • Crybaby Wellness is a local, woman-owned small business that provides education and navigation on natural wellness, and curates specialty plant-based wellness products like hemp-derived CBD, organically grown herbs, mushroom powders, and essential oils.
  • Contact: Cheryl Cryer
  • Follow Crybaby Wellness: Facebook
  • Dates at the Market: Entire Season

Cutting Edge by the Blacksmith

  • Cutting Edge provides knife sharpening services.
  • Contact: Pat Korthauer
  • Dates at the Market: Entire Season

Earth’s Secret

  • Earth’s Secret makes handcrafted pure mineral makeup, all-natural skin care products, vegan, gluten free, essential oil scented soap.
  • Contact: Glenna Armesy
  • How to Preorder: Visit website
  • Follow Earth’s Secret: Facebook
  • Dates at the Market: 11/7, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/19, 1/9, 1/29, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15, 5/29

Ferndell Farms

Ferndell Farms sells non-certified organic poultry and eggs raised on their 12-acre farm overlooking the Fox River valley. Ferndell Farms is dedicated to conservation and humane livestock raising throughout the entire operation.

  • Contact: Mary Maly
  • Follow Ferndell Farms: Facebook
  • Dates at the Market: Entire Season

Fishy Green Organic Farm

  • Fishy Green Organic Farm grows a variety of greens aquaponically.
  • Contact: Ashley Keller
  • Dates at the Market: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13. 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29

Fox Flower Farm

Fox Flower Farm grows fresh cut flowers locally.

  • Contact: Jodie Winnette
  • Follow Fox Flower Farm: Facebook
  • Dates at the Market: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29

Fox Prairie Farm

Fox Prairie Farm is a small family farm in Kane County that raises chickens for brown eggs and Boer goats for meat.

  • Contact: Brian
  • Follow Fox Prairie Farm: Facebook
  • Dates at the Market: 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13. 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29

Gindo’s Spice of Life

Gindo’s Spice of Life creates award-winning, handcrafted hot sauces composed of locally grown peppers and carefully curated sea salts.

  • Contact: Mary Ginder
  • Follow Gindo’s Spice of Life: Facebook
  • Dates at the Market: Entire Season

Hufendick Farm

Hufendick Farms raises Berkshire pigs born on our farm, Black Angus beef, free-range chicken and turkey, duck and chicken eggs. All animals are pasture-raised and fed Non-GMO grains. We raise all the animals ourselves.

  • Contact: Debra Hufendick
  • Follow Hufendick Farms: Facebook
  • Dates at the Market: Entire Season

Lady’s Banana

Lady’s Banana makes small-batch handcrafted homemade all-natural dog and cat treats.

  • Contact: Chris Kathan
  • Follow Lady’s Banana: Facebook
  • Dates at the Market: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/12, 1/9, 1/16, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27

Livingstone Jewelry Studio

Livingstone Jewelry Studio handcrafts artisan jewelry.

  • Contact: Barbra Hoganson
  • Follow Livingstone Jewelry Studio: Facebook
  • Dates at the Market: Entire Season

Muffins w/a Message

Muffins w/a Message is a mixture of homemade goodness with a message of divine inspiration. We bake scratch crafted recipes featuring seasonal and traditional flavors made by hand and package with a keepsake message.

  • Contact: Mara Hill Buckner
  • Follow Muffins with a Message: Facebook
  • Dates at the Market: 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13. 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29

Nal’s Kitchen

Nal’s Kitchen makes gourmet Ginger Spread and Honey Ginger Dressing locally in IL. Our artisanal products are made with no preservatives & are gluten-free.

  • Contact: Nalini Potineni
  • Follow Nal’s Kitchen: Facebook
  • Dates at the Market: 11/14, 12/5, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8

Real Fruit Tea

Our hand-crafted Real Fruit Tea is a unique, patented drink made from scratch with real pieces of fruit, herbs, and spices. Real Fruit Tea is available in six vibrant flavors and is gluten-free, caffeine-free, vegan, with no preservatives and nothing artificial added.

Rovers K9 Snacks, Inc.

Rovers K9 Snacks makes homemade natural dog and cat treats and toys.

  • Contact: Kathy Geiken
  • Follow Real Fruit Tea: Facebook
  • Dates at the Market: 12/5, 12/19, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1

Sandhill Coffee

Sandhill Coffee provides premium coffee. All their beans are high quality, ethically and environmentally sourced, bringing you coffee that not only tastes great but does good for the farmers as well.

  • Contact: Phil Wingo
  • How to Preorder: Order on the website https://sandhillcoffee.com/ and use the option of pick-up to avoid any shipping charges at payment.
  • Follow Sandhill Coffee: Facebook
  • Dates at the Market: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/16, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22

Sweet Magnolia Sweets

Sweet Magnolia Sweets makes homemade gourmet cupcakes cookies and breads.

  • Contact: Audra Wilson
  • Dates at the Market: Entire Season

The Bon Bon Macaron

The Bon Bon Macaron makes a variety of flavors of French macarons.

  • Contact: Anais Barrera
  • Dates at the Market: Entire Season

Tin Shed Farm

  • Tin Shed Farm is a small farm with laying hens, honey bees, dairy goats, and some produce. They sell products from the farm along with baked goods and handmade items.
  • Contact: Jill Franke
  • Follow Tin Shed Farm: Facebook
  • Dates at the Market: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1

Traci’s Soups

  • Traci’s Soups creates healthy, fresh, and delicious soups that are vegan and gluten-free. The soups are available in five international flavors: Italian, Thai, Mexican, African, and American.
  • Contact: Traci Abbate
  • Follow Traci’s Soups: Facebook

Dates at the Market: 11/7, 11/21, 11/28, 12/19, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29

Van Laar’s Fruit Farm

  • Van Laar’s Fruit Farm is a small acreage specialty family farm growing fruits, vegetables and baking various specialty items using produce we grow ourselves. .
  • Contact: Julie Van Laar
  • Follow Van Laar’s Fruit Farm: Facebook
  • Dates at the Market: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/16, 1/30, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20

White Blossom Soaps

  • White Blossom Soaps handcrafts beautiful items for beautiful skin such as artisan soaps, fun tub treats, and skincare products made with quality, skin-nourishing ingredients.
  • Contact: Tina Whitlock
  • Follow White Blossom Soaps: Facebook
  • Dates at the Market: Entire Season

Willow Creek Honey

  • Willow Creek Honey is a small family business that is proud to offer the highest quality raw, natural, local honey available.
  • Contact: Christine Miller
  • How to Preorder: Visit website
  • Follow Willow Creek Honey: Facebook
  • Dates at the Market: 11/14, 11/28, 12/12, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15, 5/29