Downtown Elgin Harvest Market Applications Now Available Online

2013_HM_FacebookProfileTo all of our returning and potential new market vendors, we welcome you as we kick off our 2013 season of the Downtown Elgin Harvest Market with our new vendor applications! This year’s season will run 18 weeks, beginning Thursday, June 6 and will run through Thursday, October 3 with our new times 9am – 2pm.

The Downtown Elgin Harvest Market has been organized by the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin since 2000, and has been a growing event of opportunities for small businesses, community organizations, the arts community and a place for its residents to shop and enjoy!

Our Mission:

The Harvest market offers and encourages locally grown and sustainably produced food, provides an outlet for educational opportunities on sustainable practices and healthy living, supports local artists and community organizations, and cultivates a welcoming and entertaining public space atmosphere for people to shop.

To that end the Market strives to continue to:

  • Establish a venue for local and regional growers, producers, and artisans to sell their product
  • Encourage one on one interaction
  • Serve as a viable economic opportunity for  small local enterprises
  • Foster an environment of accessibility with location, hours, a token system for customers to use their Link and credit cards, and kid friendly activities
  • Provide an educational forum for consumers of all ages and backgrounds when it comes to food, local, health, and sustainability
  • Enhance the community atmosphere, networking, and socialization with music, places to sit, and activities to engage in
  • Showcase Downtown Elgin amenities like our public facilities, the Fox River, the Fox River Trail bike path, and our urban downtown

If these goals and values ring similar to you and your business, then we would like you to submit a VENDOR APPLICATION ONLINE for the 2013 season.

New to our market?  Have questions?  Please check out our website or Facebook page to get a better feel for who we are.  Of course you can also email our market manager Jennifer Benson as well at elginharvestmarket@gmail.com.

Thanks to all our loyal vendors who have helped make this market what it is, and to new vendors – welcome!