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Farmers market opens at Drivers Village

Jill Zoll from the Cicero Senior Center shops for fresh produce at the newly opened Cicero Farmers Market at Drivers Village. The market held its grand opening Tuesday, June 5.

Jill Zoll from the Cicero Senior Center shops for fresh produce at the newly opened Cicero Farmers Market at Drivers Village. The market held its grand opening Tuesday, June 5.

— The market also has a very active presence in social media; its Facebook page has 283 likes and features regular posts from members of the Cicero community.

“Our Facebook really engages people,” Raddell said. “While I was setting up, I couldn’t check it every five minutes. One person posted, ‘Can you tell me where and when?’ Somebody else answered for me. That’s great. That’s exactly what we want to see.”

Features like that, among others, Raddell said, help set the Cicero Farmers Market apart from other markets and ensure that it remains community-driven.

“There’s a very active presence from the residents,” Raddell said. “They’re asking questions about the produce, asking about whether they can volunteer, they’re sharing recipes — it’s great.”

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