Summer is finally here and so is Glenwood Sunday Market, your Rogers Park farmers’ market!
The Market will kick off its ninth season with an OPENING CEREMONY this Sunday, June 3rd, 8:45 a.m., in the middle of the market on southbound Glenwood, alongside the CTA tracks, between Morse and Lunt.
Join me as we recognize the vendors and volunteers that make this beloved community event happen. The 2018 outdoor season will officially begin with the ringing of the opening bell at 9 a.m., and shopping will begin!
The Market supports and encourages organic and sustainable growing practices by bringing local farmers to the 49th Ward. All the farmers participating in the 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 Market, which strives to be the greenest farmers’ market in Chicago.
This season, Glenwood Sunday Market launches its “zero waste” initiative, an effort to eliminate landfill waste at the market. Over the course of this season, GSM and their vendors will work to ensure everything a shopper enjoys from the market at the market will be compostable. Glenwood Sunday Market will provide on-site compost disposal by Urban Canopy’s Compost Club, the same company that my 49th Ward Service Office uses for our composting.
The Market runs every Sunday, rain or shine, from June 3rd through October 28th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, and packaged foods are 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, and there is ample complimentary bicycle parking at the market’s north end, under the Lunt “L” viaduct.
All season, the market will be offering opportunities to experience the benefits of getting to know the people producing our food through the Featured Vendor Program, which provides shoppers a backstage tour of each business at the market.
The market is accessible to everyone in our economically and culturally diverse community. Debit, credit, Link and SNAP transactions are accepted. The 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 Market to triple the number of SNAP/LINK shoppers who can receive this benefit at the market. You can support this important initiative through a tax-deductible contribution.
The market has truly become the “town square” of Rogers Park on Sunday mornings–a great place to find the very best local, organically-grown produce and specialty foods, say hello to friends and neighbors, and meet great farmers and local food artisans.
Below is the wonderful group of farmers and food artisans that will be at the Glenwood Sunday Market this season. You will love them!
Archie’s Acres – unique fruits & veggies, multi-colored chicken eggs
Avrom Farm – fruits and vegetables, meat including chicken & pork
Bennison’s Bakery – fine European-style baked goods
Celestial Kitchens – seasonal tarts, galettes, and scones
Dirt Doll – fresh vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers
Earth First Farms – certified organic berries, orchard fruit, veggies, apple cider
Elsie Mae Canning & Pies – pies, jams and jellies
Finn’s Ranch – grass-fed beef, chicken, pork, and eggs
Gretta’s Goats – goats’ milk soap, certified Animal Welfare Approved
Hardin Family Farms – vegetables, fruit, apple cider
Honey-Works – honey, honey comb
Katherine Anne Confections – truffles, caramels
Lyons Fruit Farm – fresh vegetables, fruit, flowers
Midnight Sun Farm – certified Naturally Grown fresh vegetables, herbs, eggs
Milwaukee Homegrown – fresh flower bouquets
Mindful Baking – sweet and savory baked goods (gluten free)
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
TNT Farm Chicago– produce, mushrooms
The Urban Canopy – microgreens, veggies, Compost Club home composting services
Urban Tables – prepared foods ready to enjoy at the market
Wild Coyote Farm – certified Naturally Grown fresh produce, specializing in berries
Visit the Market’s vendor page and learn more about their wonderful vendors and see the schedule for guest vendor appearances.
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!