Everyone WINS at the MG Farmers’ Market! See you this Saturday, 7/22!

July 20, 2017

Morton Grove Farmers’ Market

Saturday, July 22

8 am – 12 pm 

at 6210 Dempster St., Morton Grove
Fresh Produce, Baked Goods, Meat, Eggs, Honey, Prepared Foods, Soap, Live Music, Children’s Activities, and more!

Thank you so much to all of our Pie Contest volunteers, judges, contestants, and spectators / diners last Saturday!

100% of the $330 proceeds will be donated to the Niles Township Food Pantry!

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July 22nd Activities

  • Entertainment:  Chuck Falzone will perform from 8:00 – 9:45 am
  • Entertainment:   Owen Hemming will perform from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Copies of NEW creative delicious recipes for July are now available at the Welcome Booth!  Let us know what you are making with your in-season, local produce!  Send your recipes and photos to connect@mgfarmersmarket.com so we can share them!
 
  • Ask about our 2017 Market Friends Program t-shirt!
Sign up for our Friends of the Market program this Saturday at the Morton Grove Farmers’ Market!
ONLY TWO MORE MARKET DAYS LEFT TO PRE-ORDER YOUR PERSONALIZED MARKET FRIENDS T-SHIRT!  7/22 AND 7/29!  
 
Market Friends who sign up before July 30th will have their names listed on the back of this lovely t-shirt. 
 
1 t-shirt for $25, 2 for $40. Sign up at the Welcome Booth! Checks, credit cards, or cash accepted.  http://mgfarmersmarket.com/marketfriends

 

Thank you to our NEWEST Market Friends: The Plotnik Family and Paul and Rita Minx!  See the rest of our 2017 Market Friends here:  http://mgfarmersmarket.com/marketfriends
  • 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.
  • The Morton Grove Historical Museum will be open from 9 am – 12 pm
  • Be sure to bring your Money Mailer, Concert, or July 4th coupons to the Market this weekend!  Get $1 off a $5 or $10 purchase from a single vendor.  Please fill out the coupon before redeeming.
  • Market Bucks (MGFM Gift Certificates) are available for sale at the Welcome Booth.  Cash or Credit Card accepted (MasterCard/Visa).

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7/22 Vendors: 

  • Bee in Beezyness with God – raw honey, honey combs and beeswax candles
  • Benhart Farms – grass fed meats from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (beef, chicken, pork, sausage, bacon, lamb, goat, duck, turkeys) and eggs
  • Cheese People, The – artisan cheese
  • Distinct Bath and Body – handmade soaps, body butters, body sugars, soap dishes, bath bombs, bath pouches, and a NEW Summer Spritzer insectifuge
  • Fannie’s – baked goods (cookies, cinnamon rolls, muffins, pound cakes, bread) and coffee
  • Futureworld Chicago Green Smoothie – green vegetable & fruit smoothies sweetened with honey and apple juice, sold in a reusable colored cup
  • Lyons Fruit Farm – South Haven, Michigan fruits and vegetables, apple cider, flowers, plants and eggs
  • Morton Grove Waffles and More – waffles made to order (served with fruit of the day, whipped cream, and/or syrup),  NEW THIS WEEK:  unique Michigan-made, small batch, artisan fruit preserves and whiskey barrel aged Michigan maple syrup
  • 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 – Richmond, Illinois grown plants, herbs, flowers, vegetables INCLUDING SWEET CORN
  • Tamales Express – tamales, tacos, soup, Mexican style corn on the cob (elotes), mangos, coconut, smoothies, and beverages (including fresh lemonade!)
  • Wright Way Farm, The – certified organic vegetables from Beloit, Wisconsin (broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash, patty pan squash, garlic, green beans, kohlrabi, cucumber, dill), and CSA sign ups / pick ups.  Sign up for the CSA newsletter for recipes and weekly “Updates from the Field.”

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Thanks so much to all who made our Market and Pie Contest special last Saturday!

  • Our wonderful Pie Contest Judges Kristina Otte, Jeff Wait, and Stephanie Rybandt
  • Our talented Pie Contest bakers:
  1. Apple Raisin Pie by Michael and Christopher R.
  2. Apple Citrus Pie by Maddie G.
  3. Strawberry Rum by Cory B.
  4. I’m Peach by Kim M.
  5. Apple Crisp Pie by Pam W.
  6. Ginger Peachy Rhubarb Pie by Catherine C. – 1st Place Winner!
  7. Very (Mixed) Berry Pie by Adeline R.
  8. Blueberry, Lemon, Ginger Pie by Katherine G.
  9. Rustic Cherry Pie by Laura F. – 2nd Place Winner
  10. Winner!! Winner! Pie for Dinner by Patrick O. – 3rd Place Winner
  • Pie Contest Coordinator Maria Toth and Volunteers Jenny M., Zach W., and Logan W.
  • Vaughn Holleran
  • Fine By Me
  • Ryan Freeman of RC Juggles Entertainment.  RC Juggles returns to our Market on August 12th!
 
  • Morton Grove Community Relations Commission

  • Morton Grove Sportsmans Club
  • Lavitt Animal Hospital

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For more photos, please visit our Facebook photo album or our Flickr page!  Look for a video on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/MGFarmersMarket/

or our Instagram account @mgfarmersmarket.
Please use the hashtag #mgfarmersmarket to share your IG photos with us! 

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Upcoming Events

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Saturday, July 29:  National Dance Day

Market Open 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Last day to pre-order Market Friends t-shirts

Dance Performances throughout the morning:

9:00-9:20 and 9:40-10:00 Glenview Squares

9:30-9:40 Morton Grove Public Library

10:25-10:40,

11:05-11:20, and 11:45-noon Morton Grove Park District

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Tuesday, August 1st 5:30 – 8:30 pm

National Night Out

Hosted by the Morton Grove Police Department

Look for the MG Farmers’ Market Booth!

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Saturday, August 5:  Senior Day

Market Open 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pick up pre-ordered Market Friends t-shirts

Music by Ruben Zapata

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National Farmers Market Week: August 6-12, 2017

Saturday, August 12:  National Farmers’ Market Week

Market Open 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wear your Market Friends t-shirts to the Market

Bring your reusable bags and your money so you can help us BUY OUT THE MARKET in honor of Farmers’ Market Week!  We want every vendor to sell out of everything at their booth!

Music by Bob Bloom and 72 Hours

Balloon Artistry by

RC Juggles

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Saturday, August 19:  MG Public Library Day

Market Open 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Performances by Isla Pacifika and the Mather Jammers 

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Saturday, August 19: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Family Peace Fest for Hope and Harmony

You are invited to join Morton Grove neighbors of all ages at the Farmers’ Market to celebrate the beauty and diversity in our community.

Help lift up and spread hope for continued harmony in Morton Grove and beyond.

Visit http://www.mortongroveil.org/family-peace-fest-for-hope-and-harmony/

for more information.

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Our Link / SNAP / EBT program with double value matching runs through October 14th thanks to our generous Link sponsors BMO Harris Bank and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

Sign Up to Volunteer for our 2017 Season (now – October).  E-mail lorri@mgfarmersmarket.com.

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.

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Congratulations to our latest DRAWING WINNER! 

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.

You could be pictured here in our next newsletter!  Enter every week to increase your chances to win.

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There is still an opportunity for your company to sponsor the Morton Grove Farmers’ Market’s 2017 Regular Season.
If you want to sponsor the Market, please contact Brad Moldofsky at sponsorship@MGFarmersMarket.com.

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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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