CLINTON — Beneath darkish clouds and a risk of rain, the Lyons Farmer’s Market opened Wednesday at Foursquare Park in Lyons.
Linda Grissinger of Savanna, Illinois was on the lookout for radishes. “My husband loves radishes,” she stated. She additionally picked up some oatmeal raisin cookies from Marianne Wagemester.
Nancy Hemingway and Stephen McFarland purchased cookies from Merle Daniels of Morrison, Illinois. Daniels has been promoting produce and baked items at Lyons Farmer’s Marketplace for greater than 25 years, he stated Wednesday.
Daniels sells no matter produce is in season and no matter he has baked. “Not a lot produce now,” stated McFarland, however he was completely happy to purchase baked items as an alternative.
“I like his cookies,” stated Hemingway as she tried to resolve which sort to purchase.
LaVonne Huizenga, of Morrison, arrange a desk with crocheted objects. She did not arrange on the Lyons market final yr, she stated, however she’s again for the 2021 season.
Huizenga often sells baked items, she stated, however this yr she’s specializing in needlework.
Michelle Medd, of Medd Metalworks in Clinton, sells metallic objects on the Lyons Farmer’s Market yearly.
Rick and Michelle Medd make customized metallic objects together with indicators, tables, candleholders and tack brackets. Medd’s desk on the Farmer’s Market gives smaller objects on the market, although the Medds makes bigger objects as nicely.
About 10 distributors supplied items on the market through the first market of the season. A couple of minutes of rain scattered patrons for awhile shortly after Wednesday’s begin.
The Lyons Farmer’s Market opens each Wednesday at 4 p.m. and each Saturday at 8 a.m.