Batavia, Illinois Cash Mob To Greet Farmer's Market
About This Cash Mob:
The local farmers' market in Batavia, Illinois is set to get cash mobbed on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Join us at 10am on South Water Street and Wilson St. to take part of this community supportive event! A cash mob is a grassroots, community-led movement to support local business. With $20 in hand and ready to spend, members of a community come together to shop in a locally-owned establishment to support the area economy. Stay tuned for more details!
The cash mob will be meeting at Batavia Farmers' Market; South Water St..
What type of business is being mobbed?
Batavia Farmers' Market
Why is this business worthy of a cash mob?
Batavia Farmers' Market provides a retail outlet for local producers; fresh, local products for consumers; and a gathering place that encourages a sense of community. A cash mob at the market will help show our current local vendors that we support them and want to see them back next season! It will also show other possible vendors that our community loves our local market and would love our market to grow.
What makes this business unique?
The Batavia Farmers’ Market is a Batavia MainStreet program. Batavia MainStreet is a not-for-profit, community-based organization devoted to enhancing our downtown as the heart of the community through dedicated volunteer efforts. The mission of the Batavia Farmers’ Market, and its sponsor Batavia MainStreet, is to enrich our small-town community values, stimulate our local economy at a grassroots level, and educate residents and those in our extended community of the value of wholesome, hand-crafted and nutritionally valuable food. Additionally, our interest is to support locally produced non-food products including but not limited to plants, fiber, and products derived of animal products (i.e. soaps, textiles, etc.). Our goal encompasses the notion of creating a community-driven social destination as an educational, recreational and healthy resource. The purpose of the Batavia Farmers’ Market is to provide a retail outlet for local producers; fresh, local products for consumers; and a gathering place that encourages a sense of community. This farm market features produce, baked goods, artisan products, plants, honey and related farm products. Our vendors grow, harvest and/or produce up to 75% of market products.
A little more about Batavia, Illinois:
Batavia is a suburb of Chicago. It was founded in 1833, and is the oldest city in Kane County, Illinois. During the Industrial Revolution, Batavia became known as ‘The Windmill City’ for being the largest windmill producer of the time. Fermilab, a federal government-sponsored high-energy physics laboratory, where both the bottom quark and the top quark were first detected, is located here. Batavia is part of a Tri-Cities area, along with St. Charles and Geneva. Its population is about 27,502. Our community thrives in volunteering, art and nature.
Be there and be ready to shop and support local!
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