The Glenwood Sunday Market welcomes a new farmer to the market this week–Hardin Family Farms! The Hardin family has been farming near Eau Claire, Michigan for over one hundred years. They grow sustainably and will bring lots of fruit to the Market this Sunday. Expect blueberries, apricots, early peaches and maybe even some raspberries and tomatoes.
Like Hardin Family Farms, all the farmers at the Glenwood Sunday Market farm within 200 miles of Rogers Park, use sustainable/organic farming practices and sell only the food they grow. They underwent an exhaustive application process and were thoroughly vetted before they were accepted into the Market.
The Glenwood Sunday Market is the only farmers’ market in the Chicago area in which 100% of the produce offered is sustainable, locally grown and sold by the farmers who actually grew the food.
“Know your farmer, know your food” is the guiding principle of the Glenwood Sunday Market. Many of the vendors at the Market are not in the farming business just for the money. They are on a mission to change the methods of food production. So when you shop at the Glenwood Sunday Market, you’re not just picking up some groceries for the week, you’re also helping to change the world!
Don’t forget to visit the American Farmland Trust website and VOTE for theGlenwood Sunday Market as your favorite farmers’ market. Just click on the link on the right of this page, type in zip code 60626, and cast your vote for the Glenwood Sunday Market. The wining farmers’ market will receive $3,000, which theGlenwood Sunday Market will use to make next year’s market even better! Thanks to the votes of Glenwood Sunday Market supporters, the market currently leads the contest in Illinois!
As every week, the Glenwood Sunday Market will offer live entertainment and an “Education Tent” for the young and young at heart.
9:00 a.m. Barbara Silverman
11:00 a.m. Bill Paige
12 Noon: Ca Suffit
Music from the Farm: Calling all kids! Did you know that bluegrass, country, and blues music all grew (no pun intended) from musical traditions on the farm? Learn about how they made their instruments from what they had on hand (think broom handles and hollow gourds); listen to some music and play some of your own with this hands-on activity.
So join us this Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and every Sunday from now until mid-October, for the Glenwood Sunday Market . . . Your Green Stop on the Red Line!