New farmers join Elmhurst market

ELMHURST – As the Elmhurst Farmer's Market kicks off its 2013 season next week, eight new farmers will make their debut.

Organized by the York and Vallette Business Association, the market opens at 7 a.m. every Wednesday from June 5 through October. Vendors set up on Vallette Street east of York Street until 1 p.m.

Adam Krzemkowski, owner of Southtown Hotdogs and manager of the market, said this year the market is returning to its roots.

"We're bringing it back to a traditional farmer's market," he said.

The market will host 32 vendors, about a handful more than last year. While Elmhurst has had a farmer's market for more than 35 years, Krzemkowski is particularly excited for this season.

"We have specialized farmers," said Krzemkowski, explaining that some of them grow just one type of produce.

New vendors include The Olive Tap, Simply Salsa, Royal Oak Farm Orchard, Katic Breads, A Taste of Michigan Cherries, Providence Farms, Jay's Market - River Valley Kitchen & Mushrooms and Apple Holler.