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Farmer's Market to Open with New Manager

Signature all that's needed for woman from Forest Park to start overseeing operations.

All it will take is a signature on the bottom line and Oak Park will have its new manager on board.

“It’s definitely the goal,” for the contract employee, a woman from Forest Park, to assume her duties before the 7 a.m. May 19 kick-off of this year’s market, village spokesman David Powers said.

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Eleven people applied and five people were interviewed, Powers said.

The manager will run the day-to-day operations of the market, Powers said, and the Farmers' Market Commission, a volunteer group, coordinates and promotes the event.

This year marks the village’s 37th annual food market-social time-donut noshing extravaganza, which has been in the parking lot of , 460 Lake St., since 1978. It will close in October.

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