Vernon Hills aims to open French market
VERNON HILLS — The village is hoping to start a French market so Vernon Hills residents can shop locally.
But first, market organizers need to find enough local companies to buy space. A recruitment session has been set for interested companies to attend and ask questions.
The session is at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 in the Aspen Drive Library, located at 701 Aspen Drive. A regional company called Bensidoun, which does a similar market in Wilmette, would manage Vernon Hills’ market if enough vendors sign up.
Village Manager Mike Allison said the market would be open from May to potentially late-October in the Metra train station parking lot. Exact days have not yet been determined.
Allison said a French market offers more than just produce, as typically seen in farmers market.
Companies specializing in agriculture, specialty foods, pastries, arts and crafts, clothes, concession services and music are encouraged to attend the informational session.