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Mark your calendar for the Brookfield Farmers Market
We look forward to seeing everyone on June 3 for the opening day of the 2017 Brookfield Farmers Market. The Market will again be held every Saturday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Village Hall’s west parking lot. The Market will be held June 3 - October 14, rain or shine – although we’re always happy when it shines!
The Brookfield Farmers Market is a friendly and wonderful place to spend part of your day. The local farmers are amazing, and offer fresh local produce that is locally and sustainably grown in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin. You will also find pastries, eggs, fresh-roasted coffee, honey, salsas, jams, artisan and hand-crafted goods… and much, much, more.
The Market has a great line-up of talented musicians for your listening pleasure. Special features and activities are being scheduled to give you new things to see, learn and experience. The Chamber welcome tent will continue to serve as Brookfield’s summer central point for information on upcoming community events, local business promotions, Village information and fun things to do around town.
The Brookfield Farmers Market is operated by the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce’s Farmers Market Committee, with assistance provided by volunteers from Brookfield businesses and residents. We look forward to our tenth season ahead! The Brookfield Farmers Market is a cooperative effort of the Chamber and the Brookfield Village government, and is financially supported through the generous sponsorship of community-minded businesses and vendor participation fees.
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Vendor Applications are Now Being Accepted
If you are interested in participating as a vendor, the 2017 vendor applications are posted in the Vendor Resources section below. The initial deadline was March 31, 2017, but we will accept additional qualified vendors if space permits and with the understanding that applicants must be cleared by Cook County prior to participating in the market. If you have any questions or would like to be included on our mailing list, you can send an email to email@example.com at any time!
August 5 is Artisans Day at the Farmers Market!
Artisans Day is back for its 3rd year on August 5, 2017! The purpose of this day is to highlight producers of handmade arts, crafts, and beauty products in Northern Illinois and give their growing businesses a taste of selling at a farmers market. This year's event will be during the peak of the sweet corn season and we expect over 1,000 visitors that day! A link to the application is posted in Vendor Resources below. Don't delay, the deadline is June 1, 2017!
2017 Brookfield Farmers Market applications
Farmers and food vendors will also need to submit one of these Cook County forms, with documentation as required. (Please submit with your Brookfield Farmers Market application. Do not send directly to Cook Co.):
Food Sampling Applications and Information
General Guidelines and Regulations
Cottage Food Industry Applications and Resources
Effective July 15, 2015, an Illinois Farmers Market Food Product Sampling Handler Certificate is required to sample your food product at a Farmers Market, without having to get a separate license from the local health department (applies to samples only). The Farmers Market Food Product Sampling Handler Certificate is required for all persons who engage in performing tasks such as unpacking, cutting, slicing, preparing or distributing food product samples. Certificates are not transferable between individuals and are valid for 3 years from issue date.
For more information on the Sampling Handler certification process, go to http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/food-safety/farmers-markets