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Better than Tonka Toys

front end loader

One youngster gets a close-up view of a front end loader. 

Evanston's first Farmers Market of the new season turned into a heavy machinery show today as public works and sanitation crews showed off their gear for visitors of all ages.

sanitation lesson

Spreading the word about a garbage truck.

But for folks more interested in classic market fare there were plenty of that to check out as well.

baskets

A Cubs fan takes a close-up look at hanging flower baskets.

produce

Produce changed hands.

plants

Coleus and other plants waiting for a new home.

The Farmers Market, located in the parking lot on University Place west of Maple Avenue, will operate from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays from now through the fall.

The market features more than 30 vendors of fruit, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese and bakery items. Free parking is available in the Maple Avenue Parking Garage.

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