Over one thousand north side residents jammed the Grand Opening of last week’s Glenwood Sunday Market at Morse and Glenwood. Attendance at the market exceeded everyone’s wildest dreams, and most of the farmers ran out of supplies by 12 Noon.
For photos of the last weeks’s Market, including the opening ceremonial blessing of the bread and ribbon cutting, CLICK HERE.
What does this tell us? The 49th Ward is hungry . . . for a farmer’s market! If you arrived late and missed out on the food or gave up waiting in the long lines, you should know that the farmers will bring reinforcements and increase their offerings this week.
King’s Hill Farm plans to double their space and quadruple their produce offerings.
Midnight Sun will be making its first appearance at the Market this week, bringing freshly grown spring produce.
River Valley Mushrooms will also be joining the Market for the first time this week and throughout the season.
Bennison’s Bakery plans to bring additional baked goods.
Crafthouse Meats has been hard at work all week making sausage in anticipation of Sunday’s crowds.
Coming soon will be flower vendor, DNK Farms.
This week’s entertainment will be provided by Empire of Chivalry & Steel who will display their collection of medieval arts and thrill us with re-enactments. Acoustic music performances will be provided by Kelli Strickland and Robert Rutherford.
Are you interested in performing at the market? Contact Mary Bao at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gale Academy Greenhouse will join us this week at the Learn & Grow Tent to demonstrate how to plant your own seeds and grow your own herbs. The greenhouse is located at Gale Academy and provides opportunities for students and their families to experience growing their own food. The greenhouse is used throughout the year to teach kids about growing plants, composting, and healthy eating. In the summer, students and their parents are invited to cultivate a plot of land in front of the school.
This year, six families are working together to grow some of their own food. The greenhouse sells some of its vegetable plants, herbs, and ornamental flowers at plant sales throughout the spring and summer. Gale Academy students and their families will be at the tent to talk about their project and sell their plants.
Interested in hosting a session at the Learn & Grow Tent? Contact Ann Hinterman at email@example.com.
The Glenwood Sunday Market is located at the intersection of Glenwood & Morse Avenue
(1400W-6900N) in Rogers Park, conveniently located at the Morse “L” stop. It runs every Sunday 9 a.m. to 1pm from now until October 17th. See you at the market!