A Good Time Was Had by All Opening Day! Our 11th annual Watermelon-Cutting Ceremony was the best attended ever! Folks enjoyed free handouts from our wonderful event sponsor, NorthShore University HealthSystem; free slices of watermelon from Sunset Foods; free ice cream bars from Northbrook Dairy Queen; free RC Juggles balloon creations; free kids games and much more!
Customer Appreciation Day Huge Success Aug. 7 Scheduled in conjunction with National Farmers Market Week, it was a great opportunity to demonstrate how much we value our customers. The nonprofit, all volunteer Northbrook Farmers Market is one of more than 8,600 markets across the country that also celebrated the value farmers markets bring to their communities. Folks brought nearly 1 ton of paper for free, secure shredding, and enjoyed free music, lemonade, popcorn and face painting. One lucky person won a basket of market goodies valued at more than $75--all items donated by our vendors. Thanks to our volunteer Onion Heads and local Girl Scouts who gave of their time and efforts to make the event possible.
Thank You for Your Generosity!!!!
We had a fantastic showing of generosity July 10 at our 10th annual Summer Stock Day.
That's the day we collect all sorts of dry goods, such as paper towels, toilet paper, personal hygiene products, household cleaning products, and canned goods, to help restock food pantry shelves. The event is sponsored by our friends at Lewis Floor & Home to aid the Northfield Township Food Pantry.
We also collected children's books for Bernie's Book Bank. Supplies tend to be depleted during the summer months, when most of us are busy having summer fun.
So thank you for thinking about those less fortunate. A Big THANK YOU! to all who participated.
Community groups are invited to the market to publicize their good works, recruit new members, collect email addresses, etc. Dates are assigned on first-come basis with preference to local organizations.
June 19: Opening Day--party with us! sponsored by NorthShore University HealthSystem
June 26: Gratitude Generation
July 3: Constituent Services, Cong. Schneider
July 10: Summer Stock Day, Northfield Township Food Pantry, sponsored by Lewis Floor & Home July 17: Northbrook Public Library July 24: Civic Foundation/NBK Days Festival July 31: North Shore Senior Center Aug. 7: Customer Appreciation Day-- free paper shredding and more Aug. 14: Alzheimer's Association Aug. 21: Hunger Resource Network Aug. 28: Go Green Northbrook Sept: 4: Northbrook Historical Society Sept. 11: Citizens' Climate Lobby Sept. 18: Heartland Animal Shelter Sept: 25: The Kindness Connection Oct. 2: Monarch Maniacs of Northern IL Oct. 9: Closing Day and L'il Pumpkins; L'il kids decorate free pumpkins; Northbrook Community Nursery School, sponsored by NorthShore University HealthSystem