Furnishings, home décor, jewelry and even wedding accessories and table decorations are a few of the items shoppers will find at the inaugural FarmHer’s Market at the Kendall County Fairgrounds Saturday Oct. 5.
The event coordinator is Jen Gomoll, owner of Olde Farm Creek in Yorkville. Gomoll says the idea came from her customers, and it has taken off from there with more than 45 vendors representing an assortment of goods from jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor and well as the popular wooden signs and crafts. Gomoll says there may even be a few Christmas items on hand, adding that’s its never too early to start shopping for the favorite holiday.
Vendors include Tracy Linson and her business, Aisle 6, featuring home furnishings and décor. She specializes in the rustic look and says she enjoys working with reclaimed wood, a skill she mastered growing up and watching her parents tinker and build.
“I love to find the items people discard and make them into things people can use again and I give the items a new life,” Linson says, adding she recently repurposed an large, old dresser into two smaller chests.
Linson says she met Gomoll years ago when they happened to have side-by-side booths at the annual Vintage Fair. She adds she is excited to be a part of FarmHer’s Market and adds Gomoll has a great eye for finding talented vendors.
Another vendor will be Gomoll’s own daughter, Sarah, who at 18 is excited to use the market to debut her new business, Something Borrowed Décor Company featuring an array of signs, table decorations including lanterns and photo frames that can be rented to decorate for a wedding or photo shoot. Sarah Gomoll says she’s been tagging along with her mom to shop and sell and markets since she was 11 and now she is excited to launch her idea while juggling her college studies and of course, continuing to help her mom at the shop.
Jen Gomoll says the hope is that FarmHer’s Market will take off and she’d like to offer the market twice a year, in late spring and fall. For the market she’ll be bringing in a large assortment of merchandise, including boutique items, from her shop, Olde Farm Creek. Jen Gomoll said she started the online about 14 years ago and with growing interest the family decided to open a shop on her Yorkville property three years ago.
The FarmHer’s Market is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and older and free for ages 12 and younger.