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University of Illinois Extension serving Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties

LaSalle County
815 North Orlando Smith Road
Room C223
Oglesby, IL 61348
Phone: 815- 224-0889
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Bureau County
850 Thompson St,
Becker Professional Suites,
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-875-2878
FAX: 815-875-2870
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

LaSalle County
1689 North 31st Road,
Suite 2
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815-433-0707
FAX: 815-433-5454
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Marshall-Putnam County
509 Front Street,
Suite 4
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309-364-2356
FAX: 309-364-2804
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

News Release

Master Gardeners at local Farmer's Markets

NEWS RELEASE – PREPARED BY Meg Overocker, Extension Program Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit


Do you have horticultural questions about your lawn, trees, shrubs, vegetable garden, or perennial and annual gardens? Would you like information related to container gardening, herb gardening, perennial garden design or composting? Are you in need of a diagnosis for what ails your plants, lawn, trees, or shrubs? Would you like to learn more about the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Program and how you can get involved? Then come visit us this summer at one of our booths at your local Farmer’s Market! Master Gardeners will be present on the following dates, times and locations throughout the summer to answer the above questions, provide resources, and more:

Princeton Farmer’s Market

Location:         439 South Main Street, Princeton, IL

Dates:              June 9, June 23, July 14, July 28, August 11, August 25

Time:               9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Spring Valley Farmer’s Market

Location:         Intersection of Spalding Street and Cleveland Street (former IC Church Parking Lot), Spring Valley, IL

Dates:              June 20, July 25, August 22, September 19

Time:               4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.



Ottawa Old Town Farmer’s Market

Location:         Jackson Street, Ottawa, IL

Dates:              June 23, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20

Time:               8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Oglesby Farmer’s Market

Location:         East Walnut Street (Senica’s Square), Oglesby, IL

Dates:              July 5, 12, 19, 26, and August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Time:               3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Stop by any one of the following locations and chat with local community members who make up our wonderful group of dedicated Master Gardener volunteers who work hard to assist your community with horticultural needs. We look forward to meeting you!

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