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A young visitor to the Harvest Market prepares to enjoy a fruit kabob.
Summer means fresh fruits and vegetables, the best of which is often found at farmers markets. For visitors to the Downtown Elgin Harvest Market, open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday from June through October, sales of the locally grown produce are enhanced with free lessons on healthy snacks – partly at the hands...
Aurora’s Farmers Market logo
Aurora’s Farmers Market is celebrating 100 years of providing fresh, locally grown produce, and NIU nutrition students are joining in the festivities. Events begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, when the market opens at 350 N. River St. at Wilder Promenade. The Gipsy Trio will play circa-1912 jazz at 9:30 a.m. Mayor Tom Weisner will...
NIU graduate students Jessica Harris and Megan Laurent, who are studying nutrition and dietetics, make healthy summer treats last year for customers of a farmer’s market in Aurora.
For a second summer, students from NIU’s School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences will be cooking at Aurora’s Farmers Market and showing customers the simplicity of eating healthy. The students, enrolled in the College of Health and Human Sciences, will feature fruits and vegetables from produce being sold by the market vendors. They then...
NIU graduate students Jessica Harris and Megan Laurent, who are studying nutrition and dietetics, make healthy summer treats last year for customers of a farmer’s market in Aurora.
A pair of NIU graduate students who are studying nutrition and dietetics showed customers of Aurora’s farmers market last week that eating healthy can be easy, tasty and fun. With fruits and vegetables donated from vendors, students Jessica Harris and Megan Laurent made smoothies, peach salsa and other treats. “Having the students there was a...