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 fourth season with an OPENING CEREMONY this Sunday, June 2nd, 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.
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 2nd through October 27th, 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’s theme this year is “food brings us together”. 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.
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
Brunkow Cheese – fresh cheese and butter
Defloured – gluten free baked goods
Earth First Farms – coming in August!
Fat Blossom Farm – fresh vegetables, flowers
Four Friends Farms – fresh vegetables
Fresh For Life Organics – fresh vegetables
Gretta’s Goats – goat milk soap (at Midnight Sun stall)
Hardin’s Family Farm – vegetables, fruit & honey
Katherine Anne Confections – truffles, caramels
Lyons Fruit Farm – fresh vegetables, fruit, flowers
Midnight Sun Farm – fresh vegetables
Mint Creek Farm – biodynamic meats, eggs, honey
Montalbano Farms – fresh vegetables, grains, beans
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
Stamper Cheese – small farm artisanal cheeses
Tomate Fresh Kitchen – empanadas, aguas frescas
The Urban Canopy – microgreens
Whisked Away Pastry – macaroons, tarts, breads
The Market’s non-profit guest this Sunday is Rotary International. Stop by and learn what Rotary can do for Rogers Park.
And yet another special guest this weekend: Sol Cafe, Rogers Park’s newest coffeehouse, which recently opened for business on Howard Street, will be at the Market with freshly brewed coffee!
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.