The Marengo Community Farmers Market has been going strong this year and we’ve added many new vendors and farms to our weekly lineup. The support from our community and neighboring communities has been great and shows no signs of slowing down. Once a month we host a special themed market to keep things fresh and exciting. We are very excited to announce that on August 25, 2018 we will be having our “Picnic in the Park” themed market, which will include many fun activities. Chief Solarz and Sergeant Fritz, with the Marengo Police Department, have agreed to be in the dunk tank at this market to help raise money for the farmers market! For those unaware, the Marengo Community Farmers Market is not run by the City of Marengo, or the Marengo/Union Chamber of Commerce, but rather by a private group of citizens, who created a 501(c)3, Community First Project, Inc, with the goal of restoring Marengo and making it a better place! This year, the farmers market brought back the hanging flower baskets to the downtown area for the first time in 10 years! The flowers were bought and paid for, by the market and donated to the city. 3 members of the market committee also volunteered their time to plant all 28 baskets, so the city workers could hang them. In addition, the watering of those baskets is done by members of the farmers market committee. In 2017 we were able to raise $1,100 for Marengo FFA at our “Fall Fest” market. Week after week, these volunteers, work to make this a great thing for both the City as a whole as well as the people who live here. As always, we appreciate your support and hope to see you on August 25th!

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