Background and Purpose: The Lake Bluff Farmers Market Committee (FMC) is an advisory body convened by the Village Administrator to support the Farmers Market held seasonally on the Village Green. First held in 1993, the Farmers Market has supported the vitality of the Village’s Central Business District and has provided Village residents with easy access to some of the highest quality produce, baked goods, and other food available in Chicagoland and the tri-state area.

Term: Ad hoc.

Meetings: The FMC meets as needed throughout the year.

Duties: The Farmers Market Committee studies and makes recommendations to the Village Administrator regarding:

  • The selection of vendors for the Market;
  • Marketing and sponsorship of the Market;
  • The programming of special events for the Market;
  • The operations of the Market during the Market season, including the responsibilities of the Village’s contractual market manager and other staff;
  • Any other policy or financial matter concerning the Farmers' Market; and,
  • Promotion of volunteerism within the Village.

Members:

  • Frank “Pony” Swanton, Chair
    Has served the FMC since January 1993.
  • Daria Andrews, Vice-Chair
    Has served the FMC since May 2018.
  • Sean Bjork, Member
    Has served the FMC since March 2015.
  • Deb Dintruff, Member
    Has served the FMC since May 2024.
  • Adrienne Fawcett, Member
    Has served the FMC since May 2012.
  • Kathryn Leider, Member
    Has served the FMC since May 2024.
  • Lise Martin, Member
    Has served the FMC since May 2012.
  • Sarah Raymoure Wnek, Member
    Has served the FMC since April 2016.
  • Kathy Sheppard, Member    
    Has served the FMC since May 2012.
  • Gridley Swanton, Member
    Has served the FMC since May 2012.
  • Kate Cole, Market Manager
    Serves as the Village’s contractual manager of the Farmers Market.

Staff Contact: Clara Gable, Assistant to the Village Administrator