Summer’s finally here and so is the Glenwood Sunday Market . . . Your Green Stop on the Red Line!
The Glenwood Sunday Market will kick off its inaugural season with a COMMUNITY BREAD BREAKING CEREMONY AND RIBBON CUTTING this Sunday, June 6th, 8:30 a.m. at the corner of Morse and Glenwood.
Several local community and religious leaders will join me to usher in the Market’s opening day. Sunday is “Children’s Day” at the market and will include family-friendly performances by the Sullivan H.S. Steel Drum Band and Sarah Jane Parker. An “Education Tent” will feature face painting and a vegetable scavenger hunt. Whole Foods is the generous sponsor of the Opening Day festivities.
The Market supports and encourages organic and sustainable growing practices by bringing local farmers to the 49th Ward. All the food farmers participating in theGlenwood Sunday Market are located within 200 miles of the 49th Ward and use organic farming practices. The principle of “know your farmer, know your food,” is the watchword of the Glenwood Sunday Market, which is striving to be the greenest market in Chicago.
The Market will reside on Glenwood Avenue in the heart of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District. For the first few weeks, the Market will be located between Morse and Farwell. The Market will move to its permanent location between Morse and Lunt after the streetscape construction on that portion of Glenwood is completed.
The Market will run every Sunday from June 6th through October 17th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, and packaged foods will be featured as well as weekly entertainment, educational programs, and fun activities for everyone. The Market is conveniently located just steps from the Morse Avenue stop on the CTA’s Red Line.
The Market will be accessible to everyone in our economically and culturally diverse community. VISA, MasterCard, Link and SNAP transactions will be accepted. The Market is offering a Market for All Programto those using Link and SNAP cards and will provide matching funds to make organic fresh produce more affordable for low-income families.
The Market was born out of a grassroots community effort, with local residents and business owners working together over the past two years in a committee chaired by my wife, Barbara. I am proud to be one of the founding members, together with the Rogers Park Business Alliance, the 49th Ward Green Corps, the Glenwood Avenue Arts District, the Rogers Park Community Council and the Clark Morse Glenwood Special Service Area #24.
For more information on the Sunday Market, visit their web site at www.glenwoodsundaymarket.org.