There’s plenty to do this Sunday in the 49th Ward!
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 third season with an OPENING CEREMONY this Sunday, June 3rd, 8:30 a.m., in the middle of the Market. In addition, I will host a Satellite Service Office at the Market. Look for the 49th Ward Green Corps tent.
The Market resides on Glenwood Avenue between Morse and Lunt in the heart of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District. Don’t let the street closures and construction around the CTA station at Morse discourage you from attending. THE MARKET WILL BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
The first two seasons have been a smashing success, so much so that the Market was voted the favoritesmall farmers’ market in Illinois by the American Farmland Trust. The Glenwood Sunday Market blew away the competition in our state!
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 will run every Sunday from June 3rd through October 28th, 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 Glenwood Sunday Market recently received a $5,000 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 will enable the Glenwood Sunday Market to triple the number of SNAP/LINK shoppers who can receive this benefit at the Market.
The Market was born out of a grassroots effort, with local residents and business owners working together over the past four 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 and theClark/Morse/Glenwood Special Service Area #24.
For more information on the Market, visit www.glenwoodsundaymarket.org.
After you visit the Market, stop by two other special events:
The Rogers Park Business Alliance is hosting its third annual Hog Wild Benefit. Join us for a pig roast and BBQ this Sunday, June 3rd, 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m., one block south of the Market on Glenwood between Morse and Farwell. This year’s Hog Wild is held in the memory of Neil Lifton.
Enjoy live music, food, drinks and fun! Food will be provided by local restaurants, including Act One Pub, B True Bakery, Earth First Farm, Food for Thought, Grill Inn, Heartland Cafe, Highland Bakery, JB Alberto’s, Morseland, Rub BBQ Company, Unforgettable Chocolates, and Whole Foods.
The first beer, cider or soft drink is free!
The cost is $20 if you order your tickets in advance, $25 at the door. To order tickets, CLICK HERE.
On your way to or from the Market, stop by the Rogers Park Garden Group’s “Divide and Donate” Spring Plant Sale. The sale takes place this Sunday, June 3rd, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 1434 W. Greenleaf (backyard).
Twice a year the Rogers Park Garden Group (RPGG)organizes plant and garden treasure sales that 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 RPGGmembers, 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!