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95th Street Farmers Market to Open June 4

Naperville Park District and the 95th Street Library are pleased to announce that the 95th Street Farmers Market will open for its third season on Thursday, June 4. The Market will be held on Thursdays from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the 95th Street Library, located at 3015 Cedar Glade Drive in Naperville.

In addition to locally grown fruits and vegetables, other food items for sale include baked goods, organic meat, eggs, dipping oils, nuts, and dip mixes. Nonfood items include flowers, plants, candles, jewelry, pillows, hats and more.

Staff has put together a set of health guidelines for the Market, which include mandatory face coverings and other safety measures. A detailed list of safety guidelines can be found at https://www.napervilleparks.org/farmersmarket. Some vendors will allow for pre-ordering through their websites or Facebook pages. 

The 2020 vendors are also listed at https://www.napervilleparks.org/farmersmarket and include the following:

  • Brit’s Sweet Treats – Baked goods - pies, scones, cookies, cakes, and gluten-free items. Visit Brit’s Sweet Treats Naperville on Facebook (Available June 11)
  • Emmy & J Gourmet – Handmade gourmet dip mixes, bread dipping oils, and bourbon roasted nuts – emmyandjgourmet.com (Available June 18)
  • Grumpy Gaucho – Empanadas, chimichurri, and churros – grumpygaucho.com
  • London Skye – Jewelry, pillows, hats, and tees – londonskye.com
  • Peep Inc. – Certified Organic Pasture Eggs and Pork. Visit Peep Inc. on Facebook
  • Six Generation Farming Local, Inc – Fresh Produce – sixgenerationsfarm.com
  • Sunset Growers – Cut flowers, hanging baskets, perennials, fishing lures, garden stakes and more
  • Tranquility Base Candles – Candles, diffusers and fire rocks – tranquilitybasecandles.com
  • Windy Acres Farm – Fresh Produce – windyacresfarmstand.com

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Connect your business’s brand with a well-known and respected one like the Naperville Park District’s and reach a large, active and diverse audience.

To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities contact
Stacey Fontechia Sales and Sponsorship Manager at 630-848-3575 or at sfontechia@napervilleparks.org.

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Funds raised through the Naperville Parks Foundation support the Naperville Park District’s Fee Assistance Program. The Naperville Parks Foundation supports the recreation needs and desires of the residents of Naperville – encouraging health and wellness, fitness, family time, and fun. The Foundation supports the mission of making recreation of all kinds accessible to everyone across the community, regardless of socioeconomic circumstances.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

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