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The Aurora Farmers Market In Town Park, A Fresh Start

It was cool to see the old photo of the Wells Street Public School just in front of the current building.

This is my second time ever at the Aurora Farmers’ Market & Artisan Fair, and the second time ever at Town Park in Aurora. I know, what can I say, I am slow. It took me many years to finally attend.

May 7th, 2011 turned out to be a beautiful day, not just for the vendors at the market, but for someone who takes pictures. Good light in photography is everything.

Aurora Farmers’ Market & Artisan Fair, Town Park, Aurora

The number of vendors was just right, but could be more.

Aurora Farmers’ Market & Artisan Fair, Wells Street Public School on the Background

Beautiful display of garden flowers near the intersection of Wells Street and Mosley Street.

Garden Flowers, Aurora Farmers’ Market & Artisan Fair

One of the food vendors had a unique booth design. It is always nice to see someone who dresses up for the event. The food looked good, smelled good, and was a perfect setting for the Farmers Market.

Food Vendor

I am always fascinated by old photographs, and for the second time, I am fascinated by this vendor who sells old photographs of Aurora. It was cool to see the old photo of the Wells Street Public School just in front of the current building. I just hope that this building is not heading for demolition.

The Old Aurora

And first time at the Aurora Farmers’ Market & Artisan Fair – The Friends of Petch House. The faces behind the project are Katherine (on the right) and Sandy (on the left). The driving force is Katherine, who also gave me the opportunity to photograph the current condition of the Petch house inside. I cannot emphasize enough how amazing it was to explore the over 100-year-old log house.

The Friends of Petch House at the Farmers Market

The project is progressing in a positive direction, and this house is truly a treasure for Aurora. The Friends of Petch House are eagerly anticipating the grand opening of the restored house during the Town’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 2013, and I share in their excitement. For more information about the project, please visit The Friends of Petch House website (website no longer exists).

COMMENTS

Anna Kroeplin said: June 13, 2011 at 18:08

As Chair of this year’s Aurora Farmers’ Market, I am absolutely thrilled with your lovely photos of our Market. Thank you for your talent and taking the time to post them!

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