Grant Allows Shoppers to Purchase More Produce
LinkUp Illinois Grant Utilized at Rockford City Market and North End City Market



August 22, 2017


ROCKFORD, IL – Thanks to a grant from LinkUp Illinois, the Rockford City Market is able to not only accept SNAP benefits at the market but also match SNAP purchases up to $15 with coupons for free fresh produce!  The farmers are finally hitting their peak season for produce and you can find great items like tomatoes, corn, garlic, peaches, squash, and so much more at both the Rockford City Market and North End City Market!


Rockford City Market on August 25


Main Stage: Lone Canary (4:30 – 8 p.m.)

Acoustic Stage: The Shufflers (5:30 – 8 p.m.)  



Severson Dells will be doing a free, fun activity teaching about animal tracking. Easterseals will be offering free activities including button making, coloring sheets, and more as they teach about their organization and their work.


Entrance Gate Staff

The Usual Suspects will be promoting their upcoming performance schedule, including their show, Six Degrees of Separation, at the Nordlof Center select dates from September 22 through October 14.



Come meet the staff from the Mercyhealth surgical department at the Rockford City Market on Friday, August 25. Learn about the surgeries they perform and view several instruments, implants and pieces of equipment used in the operating room every day. Kids will have fun playing the game of Operation and dressing up in hats, gowns and surgical gloves.

Mercyhealth is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Rockford City Market.


Rockford City Market takes place every Friday from May 19 through September 29 along Water Street between State and Jefferson Streets in downtown Rockford. The market runs from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. before Labor Day and 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. after Labor Day. Rockford City Market was founded and is managed by the Rock River Development Partnership and operates with infrastructure support from the City of Rockford and marketing from the Rockford Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau.




Cathy McDermott, Rock River Development Partnership, 815.977.5124 or