Looking for something to do with Dad this Fathers’ Day weekend? The 49th Ward has plenty to offer.
GLENWOOD SUNDAY FARMERS’ MARKET
This Sunday and every Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Intersection of Glenwood and Morse (1400W-6900N)
The Glenwood Sunday Market is off to a roaring start. Now in its third week, the Market is adding yet another vendor–DNK Family Farms, a flower vendor who will provide an array of flowers to grace your home. Word is their sunflowers are absolutely gorgeous!
Look for Act One Cafe’s chef, Jimmy Madla, at the Market. He and his crew will be decked out in full chef regalia, purchasing locally grown fresh produce that they will incorporate in their menu. Last week, Chef Madla included produce purchased at the Sunday Market in his Copper River Salmon offering, which is served on a chilled noodle salad with garlic scapes, caramelized baby fennel and pea pods. Before or after the Market, treat yourself to the Copper River Salmon or some of Act One Cafe’s other offerings at their weekend brunch. Rogers Park’s newest restaurant, located at 1330 W. Morse, is now open for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Many people have expressed an interest in the Market having more fruit available. Keep in mind that theGlenwood Sunday Market offers only organic, locally grown produce, and the growing season in our region is still young. As the season develops, our growers will have berries and melons, as well as more vegetables, and Earth First Farms will join the Market in mid-August with apples. However, the Market is still actively seeking more organic fruit growers. Please email the Market firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions for fruit growers.
The Market will continue to provide live entertainment while you shop. Barbara Silverman performs at theEntertainment Tent at 10 and 11 a.m., and at 12 Noon Ulli Songs will take the stage.
Interested in performing at the market? Contact Mary Bao at email@example.com.
This week at the Learn & Grow Education Tent Chef Rogers Park resident Grey Litaker will offer a demonstration: What Can You Do With a Quart of Milk? Grey will teach 3 workshops (10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m.) on making your own butter, yogurt, and farmstead cheese. You can do any of these projects in your own kitchen using a quart of whole milk, tools you already own, and simple equipment you can build yourself. Chef Grey will also answer questions about how to prepare and store any of the more unusual or less familiar farmers’ market produce!
Interested in hosting a session at the education tent? Contact Ann Hinterman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, my 49th Ward Service Office will continue to have a “Satellite Service Office” tent at the Market where you can conveniently request a needed city service and stop by my 49th Ward Green Corps tent where you can obtain free information on all the environmental and sustainability initiatives in the 49th Ward and City of Chicago.
See you at the Glenwood Sunday Market . . . your green stop on the Red Line!
ARTISTS OF THE WALL FESTIVAL
Saturday and Sunday, June 19th-20th
9:00 a.m. to Dusk
Loyola Park, Farwell and the Lake
I am proud to co-sponsor this renowned festival, which is in its 17th year, and bigger than ever before. Professional artists and amateur artists alike come together to paint a block-long retaining wall in Loyola Park. Each artist is assigned a portion of the wall and can paint whatever they’d like, although they are strongly encouraged to paint according to this year’s theme, “Together We Art.” Live music will be provided from 12 Noon to 5 p.m.
The registration fee for artists is $30, which will entitle you to paint a portion of the wall and get a shot at winning a cash prize of $50 to $300. Late registration takes place at the site on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. If you just want to come and observe and listen to the music, admission is FREE.
The Loyola Park Advisory Council and the Rogers Park Community Council are the lead sponsors. Stop by and enjoy art in creation this unique arts festival!