20140624 - Farmers Market (KG) - nwherald

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Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Customers purchase strawberries from Van Laar's Fruit Farm at the Woodstock Farmers Market Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill into law Saturday that creates a uniform set of health rules statewide for farmers' markets. House Bill 5657, sponsored by State Representative Michael Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) and State Senator David Koehler (D-Peoria), requires vendors to inform consumers of the origin of agricultural products and caps the amount health departments can charge for monitoring farmers markets at $25.