2017 Farmers’ Market Opening Day THIS Saturday, June 3!

June 1, 2017

Morton Grove Farmers’ Market

Opening Day 

Saturday, June 3

8 am – 12 pm 
at 6210 Dempster St., Morton Grove
 
Opening Ceremonies 
start at 10:00 am 
with Flag Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting

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Opening Day Activities:


  • Entertainment:  The Mather Jammers will perform from 10 am – 12 pm  The Mather Jammers are a group of musicians who get together every Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 pm at the Civic Center to jam.  They’ve been asked to perform at various senior centers and for senior groups.  Their music ranges from John Lennon to Tom Jones to Trinidad Lopez to where ever the mood takes them.  The group consists of 5 musicians:  Chuck on keyboards and Ben, Gene, Jim, and Ovie on guitar.

  • Temporary Tattoos available at the Kiddie Corner
  • Ask about our 2017 Market Friends Program!
  • If you signed up with the Village of Morton Grove to Adopt-A-Planter, pick up your starter kit at the Civic Center between 8 am – 12 pm
  • Please note that the Civic Center Washrooms are now available for use by Farmers’ Market patrons during market hours.  Please cross the parking lot carefully and take small children by the hand.

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6/3 Vendors:

  • Bee in Beezyness with God – raw honey, honey combs and beeswax candles
  • Benhart Farms – grass fed meats (beef, chicken, pork, sausage, bacon) and eggs
  • Cheese People, The – artisan cheese
  • Fannie’s – baked goods (cookies, cinnamon rolls, muffins, pound cakes, bread) and coffee
  • Futureworld Chicago Green Smoothie – green vegetable smoothies
  • LAZ Cosmetics / Morning Dew Designs – all natural bath and body products, sterling silver jewelry, and hand blown glass
  • Lyons Fruit Farm – fruit, apple cider, flowers, plants and eggs
  • Morton Grove Waffles – Belgian waffles made to order
  • Organic Bread of Heaven – certified organic, certified vegan, kosher, nut free baked goods including loaves of bread, tortillas, croissants, cookies, pies, challah, and pizza
  • Patyk Farms – vegetables, flowers, and eggs
  • Tamales Express – tamales, tacos, soup, mexican style corn on the cob (elotes), mangoes, coconut, and beverages
  • Wright Way Farm, The – organic vegetables (greens) and whole wheat flour, plants for your garden, and CSA sign ups

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There is still an opportunity for your company to sponsor the Morton Grove Farmers’ Market’s 2017 Regular Season.

The Morton Grove Farmers’ Market team is preparing for our 8th season.  During the upcoming season, our market will continue to provide local produce, specialty food items and hand-crafted merchandise to Morton Grove and the surrounding areas.  We will be open every Saturday from June 3 through October 14 (no market July 1) from 8 am to 12 pm.
We would like to invite you to become a Morton Grove Farmers’ Market Sponsor this year.  This sponsorship would give you a unique opportunity to increase your business’ visibility, meet with our customers face to face, and become a part of our Market family.
Being a sponsor of the Market puts your name in front of thousands of affluent, conscientious local shoppers and brands you as a supporter of your community. During the season, the Market sends weekly e-mail newsletters to over 3,300 subscribers.  The Morton Grove Farmers’ Market has a very active Facebook page, with over 1,300 followers.  The Market’s website blog is updated weekly during the season as well.
There are four levels of sponsorship to choose from, described in detail on page 2 of our 2017 Sponsor Letter.  Any size donation (monetary or in-kind) is welcomed by the Market and is greatly appreciated.
* The deadline has passed to secure a place on our advertising materials, but all other sponsorship benefits still apply
If you have any questions or want to sponsor the Market, please contact 
Again, thank you for your past support and we look forward to working with you in 2017.
Morton Grove Farmers’ Market

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Upcoming Events

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Thursday, June 8:  Mather LifeWays Open House

American Legion Memorial Civic Center, 6140 Dempster St., Morton Grove

Blood Drive:  12:00 – 6:00 pm

Open House: 3:00 – 6:00pm * Look for the MGFM booth here!

Music and More evening concert series – $5 admission includes a Subway sandwich and live entertainment by L. J. Slavin

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Saturday, June 10:  Regular Market

Market Open 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Music by Brad Moldofsky (8:30-9:45 am) and 

Ruben Zapata (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Balloon Entertainment by Anna Freeman of RC Juggles

Community Group:  Morton Grove Public Library

Sponsors on Hand:  Allstate Agency – Cecelia Maiogan, Goldfish Swim School, and Closetbox.com

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Saturday, June 10th: Gene and Brad perform at Rock House

8:00 pm @ 1742 Glenview Rd., Glenview, IL

You’ve seen them outdoors in the sunlight, now join frequent Market performer Gene Lim and co-founding manager Brad Moldofsky indoors at Glenview’s Rock House for some soulful rock and rockful soul.  There is no cover charge, and the baristas serve wine, beer, sandwiches, soft drinks, and snacks.  Kids are welcome and parking is plentiful.

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Saturday, June 17:  Regular Market

Market Open 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Music by Gene Lim (8:30-9:45 am) and 

Varieties Music Team (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

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Saturday, June 17: Sizzle Into Summer

5:00-10:00 pm Harrer Park

The Morton Grove Park District presents live music, inflatables, food, a beer tent, a climbing wall, and strolling entertainment.

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Saturday, June 24:  Regular Market

Market Open 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Save the Date!

Saturday, July 15:  MGFM Pie Baking Contest

Attention bakers and eaters of fresh, mouth-watering pie:

MGFM PIE CONTEST on July 15, rain or shine.

No fee for bakers.  Prizes awarded.

Slices sold after contest.

All proceeds donated to the Niles Township Food Pantry.

  • 9:30 Pie Delivery Deadline:  2 pies of the same recipe (1 for show, 1 for tasting).  No dairy in the filling.
  • 10:00 Judging of the presentation pies
  • 10:30 Judging of the tasting pies
  • 11:00 Winners announced, slices sold

Suggested pie styles include, but are not limited to:

apple, blueberry, mixed berry, pecan, cherry, peach, etc.

For more information, visit http://mgfarmersmarket.com/pie2017

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Our Link / SNAP / EBT program with double value matching starts again on June 3rd and runs through October 14th.

Volunteer Sign Ups for our 2017 Season (June – October).  We are seeking responsible teens and adults to help with clean up, set up, Welcome Booth, and Kiddie Corner.  Community Service hours available upon request.  Questions?  E-mail lorri@mgfarmersmarket.com.

FREE Weekly Drawing – Remember to sign up for our free drawing every week at the Welcome Booth.  All we need is your name and e-mail address for your chance to win a reusable bag filled with market goodies and/or some Market Bucks to spend at any MGFM vendor.

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For more information about our calendar, vendors or sponsors, please call 847.750.6436, e-mail connect AT mgfarmersmarket.com, or visit our website:  www.mgfarmersmarket.com


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