With the summer coming to a close, now is the time to visit the downtown Aurora Farmers Market. The East branch on Eola has already closed down for the season, so hurry on downtown before your opportunity to enjoy locally grown, fresh produce is gone.
The Aurora Farmers Market is located at the Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway Ave., and is open on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until noon.
Along with fresh fruits and vegetables, the market offers locally made breads, cheeses, pastries, fresh popcorn, donuts, and more. There is a booth to get your knives sharpened so you can prep like a pro, and demonstrations on how to prepare dishes using the week's bounties.
Northern Illinois University has teamed up with the Farmers Market to showcase seasonal foods by producing The Fresh Flyer, a monthly series of recipe cards. September's recipes spotlight pears and cucumbers and includes four delicious, fresh and nutritious recipes.
The health advantages and environmental benefits of eating locally and eating fresh are many. Stop by the Aurora Farmer's Market soon, before they are gone for the winter.