Two great neighborhood traditions are taking place this Sunday. I hope to see you at both:
Summer is finally here and so is the Glenwood Sunday Market . . . Your Green Stop on the Red Line!
Join us as we recognize the commissioners of Clark/Morse/Glenwood Special Service Area #24, who have generously supported GSM since its inception. Shopping will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. with the ringing of the opening bell, sounded by 2015’s Heat It Up Chili Cook-Off winner, Michael Cain.
Shopping will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Throughout the day, I will be stationed at my Satellite Service Office in the middle of the Market, taking City service requests and meeting and greeting market attendees. Stop by and say “hello.”
The Market supports and encourages organic and sustainable growing practices by bringing local farmers to the 49th Ward. All the food farmers participating in the Glenwood 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 runs every Sunday, rain or shine, from June 7th through October 25th, 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.
All season, the Market will be offering opportunities to experience the many ways food brings our community together.
The Market is accessible to everyone in our economically and culturally diverse community. VISA, MasterCard, Link and SNAP transactions will be accepted. The Glenwood Sunday Market receives a grant from LINK Up Illinois, which makes fresh food accessible and affordable to those using LINK cards at farmers’ markets by doubling the value of their federal food stamps. This enables the Glenwood Sunday Market to triple the number of SNAP/LINK shoppers who can receive this benefit at the Market.
The Market has truly become the “town square” of Rogers Park on Sunday mornings–a great place to find the very best locally, organically grown produce and specialty foods, say hello to friends and neighbors, meet and greet great farmers and local food artisans.
Below is the mighty fine group of farmers and food artisans that will be at the Glenwood Sunday Market this season. You will love them!
B True Bakery – whole grain baked goods
Bennison’s Bakery – fine European style baked goods
Big Head Farm – vegetables, fruit, herbs, and flowers
Breslin Farms – dry beans, small grains and sweet corn
Defloured Bakery – gluten free baked goods
Dirt Doll – fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers
Earth First Farms – coming in August!
Elsie Mae Canning & Pies – pies, jams, and jellies
Finn’s Ranch – grass-fed beef, chicken, pork and eggs
Gretta’s Goats – goat milk soap
Hardin Family Farms – vegetables, fruit & honey
Headstash Roasting Coffee – whole bean coffee
Katherine Anne Confections – truffles, caramels
Lyons Fruit Farm – fresh vegetables, fruit, flowers
Midnight Sun Farm – fresh vegetables
Mint Creek Farm – biodynamic meats, eggs, honey
Nature’s Pasture – grass-fed beef, pastured meats
Phoenix Bean – tofu, noodles, soy milk
River Valley Ranch – mushrooms and more
Salted Caramel – popcorn, frozen treats
Sauce and Bread Company – bread, hot sauce
Sitka Salmon Shares – Alaskan fishermen seafood
Stamper Cheese – small farm artisanal cheeses
Tomate Fresh Kitchen – tamales and empanadas
The Urban Canopy – microgreens
Wild Beet Farm – vegetables, herbs
Click here to visit the Market’s vendor page and learn more about their wonderful vendors!
I am pleased to be a long-time sponsor and supporter of this great neighborhood initiative. Join me this Sunday morning as we celebrate the beginning of another great farmers’ market season at Glenwood Sunday Market!
On your way to or from the Market, stop by the Rogers Park Garden Group’s “Flowers to the People” Spring Plant Sale. The sale takes place this Sunday, June 7th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. just south of the Glenwood Sunday Market on Glenwood between Morse and Farwell.
The Rogers Park Garden Group (RPGG) organizes plant and garden treasure sales to raise funds to support their “Adopt the Public Way” grants program. The grants have helped finance many of the neighborhood’s parkways and public spaces and youth group garden projects. This funding would not have been accomplished without the generous support and donations of RPGG members, local businesses, the Chicago Botanic Gardens, and trowel digging garden enthusiasts.
You’ll find lots of great plants, from Ink Berry shrubs to ferns, annuals, perennials, and much, much more. Come early for the best plants. They go fast!