By Annabelle Knef and Martha Stoffel
O’FALLON – O’Fallon Stations’ Vine Street Market held its grand opening on Saturday, May 11, and many residents were in attendance.
Residents shopped from various vendors selling plants and flowers, culinary items and artisanal products. Despite the rain and gloom, many stopped to enjoy live music available at the market.
During the Parks and Environment committee meeting on Monday, the aldermen received an update on the first weekend of the Vine Street Market.
Despite dreary weather, event organizers estimated 2,200 people attended the opening day of the market.
Director of Parks and Recreation, Mary Jeanne Hutchison, mentioned a couple of the vendors sold out of their products early in the market.
“The guys that had the lettuce ran out three times. The bread guy ran out in about two hours,” she said.
The market has thirty-five culinary, grower and artisan vendors each Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon through October 19th. As the area gets further into the growing season, visitors will see a larger selection of produce available. A sponsorship from Avenue Realty Associates will also bring live music to each market day, a performance schedule is located on the O’Fallon Station website.
(O’Fallon Weekly Photos by Annabelle Knef)