Two great neighborhood traditions are taking place this Sunday. I hope to see you at both–the Glenwood Sunday Farmers’ Market Summer Season Kick-off and the Rogers Park Garden Group Plant Sale.
Summer is finally here and so is the Glenwood Sunday Market, your Rogers Park farmers’ market!
The Market will kick off its seventh season with an OPENING CEREMONY this Sunday, June 5th, 8:45 a.m., in the middle of the market on southbound Glenwood alongside the CTA tracks between Morse and Lunt.
Join us as we recognize eight of our vendors who have been part of the market from the very first season. The 2016 outdoor season will officially commence with the ringing of the opening bell at 9:00 a.m., sounded by two-time Heat It Up Chili Cook-Off fan favorite winner, Michael Hagedorn (2014 & 2016). Shopping will then begin.
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 farmers participating in the Glenwood Sunday Market are located within 200 miles of the 49th Ward and use sustainable or 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 5th through October 30th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, and packaged foods will be featured, as well as 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 benefits of getting to know the women and men producing our food through the Featured Vendor Program, which allows shoppers a backstage tour of each of the businesses at the market.
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’s Market For All initiative receives grants and raises funds from individual contributions to make fresh food accessible and affordable to those using LINK cards 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, and 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!
Amazing Kale Burger – allergy-friendly, vegan burger patties
Anarchy Organic – fresh fruits and vegetables
B True Bakery – whole grain baked goods
Bennison’s Bakery – fine European style baked goods
Big Head Farm – vegetables, fruit, herbs, and flowers
Defloured Bakery – gluten free baked goods
Earth First Farms – coming in August!
Elsie Mae Canning & Pies – pies, jams, and jellies
Finn’s Ranch – grass-fed beef, chicken, pork and eggs
Garden of Viden – coming in August!
Gretta’s Goats – goat milk soap
Hardin Family Farms – vegetables, fruit & honey
Katherine Anne Confections – truffles, caramels
Lyons Fruit Farm – fresh vegetables, fruit, flowers
Midnight Sun Farm – fresh vegetables, herbs, eggs
Milwaukee Homegrown – fresh flower bouquets – coming late June!
Mindful Baking – savory baked goods (gluten free)
Mint Creek Farm – biodynamic meats, eggs, honey
Phoenix Bean – tofu, noodles, soy milk
River Valley Ranch – mushrooms and more
Sitka Salmon Shares – Alaskan fishermen seafood
Stamper Cheese – small farm artisanal cheeses
The Stick Up – frozen treats
Tomate Fresh Kitchen – tamales and empanadas
The Urban Canopy – microgreens
Wild Beet Farm – vegetables, herbs
Wisconsin Fermentation Company (Black Garlic North America) – fermented black garlic, maple syrup
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!
Rogers Park Garden Group Plant Sale Provides Garden Bargains
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 5th, 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, 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!