If this pandemic has given us anything, it is a greater appreciation for family and friends, and a revamped priority to shop local.

Small, locally-owned businesses, restaurants, and bars have certainly been put through the wringer this last year, so when any new opportunity arises that gives us a chance to support them, we need to jump on it!

I'm talking about opportunities just like this Valentine Pop-Up Shop that the Rockford City Market will be hosting next month.

This Valentine Small Business Pop-Up Shop will take place in the Indoor Rockford City Market space on Friday, February 5, 2021 from 4 to 8 p.m., and will feature a lot of your favorite local vendors like:

  • SPoRT Makeup
  • Le4 Clay Earrings
  • Ava & Eleanor Boutique
  • The Eclectic Jewel Jewelry
  • The Canine Crunchery
  • Raines Honey Farm...and many more!

Although some COVID mitigations in Rockford will start to relax this Friday, certain precautions will still be in place during the Pop-Up. All vendors, staff, and shoppers will be required to wear a face mask at all times, booths will be spaced out to allow for social distancing, and retail capacity rules will be followed.

If you are a small business interested in being a vendor at the Valentine Pop-Up Shop, space is still available! Simply send Nikki an email at rockfordcitymarket@rrdp.org for more information, or fill out an application online at rockfordcitymarket.com.

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