Morton Grove Farmers’ Market THIS Saturday, August 19th! MG Library Day and Family Peace Fest

August 16, 2017

August 19th Activities

MG Public Library Day

  • Miss Laura’s Face Painting at the Market from 10:30-11:30 as part of the Pre-Peace Fest Events 
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    The 2nd Annual Family Peace Fest for Hope and Harmony will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm 
    at Harrer Park on Dempster in Morton Grove. 

    There will be face painting, peace crane folding, a traveling Peace Mural from St. Paul’s UCC Church in Downers Grove, a book table with books on peace, and more. Amateur artists are invited to create chalk drawings of peace on the (Side)Walk of Peace outside the Civic Center. 
     
                At the Peace Fest, the line-up includes speakers from different houses of worship, a Peace Poem, and our keynote speaker Edwina Cowell, Director of Spiritual Playdate. We will close with a community Dance of Peace led by Ginny Ching-Yin Lo.

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    Wonderful produce and products this Saturday at the Morton Grove Farmers’ Market!

    8/19 Vendors: 

    • Bee in Beezyness with God – raw honey, honey combs and beeswax candles
    • Benhart Farm– grass fed meats from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (beef, chicken, pork, sausage, bacon, lamb, goat, duck, turkeys) and eggs *Remember to bring your empty egg cartons for recycling!
    • Cheese People, The – artisan cheese
    • 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
    • LAZ Cosmetics / Morning Dew Designs – all natural bath and body products, sterling silver jewelry, and hand blown glass
    • 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) *** unique Michigan-made, small batch, artisan fruit preserves and whiskey barrel aged Michigan maple syrup from Thornburg and Company *** Classy Cut Catering’s Grandma’s Pasta Sauce available in Marinara and Italian Sausage varieties ***

      NEW THIS WEEK from Galena Canning Company:  Baja Salsa, Hickory Onion BBQ Sauce, Habanero Honey Mustard, Aged Cayenne & Garlic Hot Sauce, and Artichoke & Spinach Dip
    • 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.  This week:  Green beans, pickles, beets, knob onions, kale, SWEET CORN, garlic, potatoes, dill, summer squash
    • 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 (onions, cabbage, tomato, basil, peppers, squash, mizuna mustard greens), whole wheat flour, and CSA pick ups.  Sign up for the CSA newsletter for recipes and weekly “Updates from the Field.”

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Morton Grove Farmers’ Market
Saturday, August 19
8 am – 12 pm 
at 6210 Dempster St., Morton Grove
Fresh Produce, Baked Goods, Meat, Eggs, Honey, Waffles, Preserves, Salsa, Hot Sauce, Prepared Foods, Live Music, Children’s Activities, and more!

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August 19th Activities

  • Entertainment:  Isla Pacifika will perform from 9:25 – 9:45 am
  • Entertainment:  The Mather Jammers will perform from 10 am – 12 noon

  • Spiritual Playdate:  Spiritual Playdate provides parents and teachers with resources and tools that support them in discussing complicated topics with kids.

Fun scripts of questions that get kids and adults talking (and more importantly thinking) about concepts such as Love, Forgiveness Gratitude, God, World Religion and many others, help to elevate the way the next generation will understand the world around them.
Author Ilene Cooper will be reading her gorgeous children’s book The Golden Rule.  Story time will be at 10:00 and 11:00 at the Spiritual Playdate Booth.

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Sign Up to Volunteer for our 2017 Season!

Can you spare an hour or two on a Saturday morning to help your local market and meet new friends and neighbors?  Stop by the Welcome Booth or e-mail lorri@mgfarmersmarket.com to sign up.
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. 

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.

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.

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  • 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

Copies of NEW creative delicious recipes for August 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!

  • We are still accepting new Market Friends!  Extra t-shirts will be available for purchase until sold out:  1 t-shirt for $25, 2 for $40. Check for your size at the Welcome Booth! Checks, credit cards, or cash accepted.
See all of our 2017 Market Friends here:  http://mgfarmersmarket.com/marketfriends
  • Morton Grove Residents:  Check your mail this week for our Money Mailer Coupon!  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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Upcoming Events

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Saturday, August 26: Regular Market

Performances by Students of Jay Pike,

North Shore Martial Arts, and Ruben Zapata  

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Saturday, September 2:  Regular Market

Performances by Melissa Neff

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Saturday, September 9:  Senior Day

Performances by Nancy Kabat and the Mather Jammers

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Saturday, September 16:  Regular Market

Performances by Nancy Kabat and Howard Windmiller

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Thanks so much to all who attended our Market last Saturday!
Brad Moldofsky
Joseph Luat

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For more photos, please visit our Facebook photo album, our Flickr page, or our Instagram account @mgfarmersmarket.

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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, pleasecall 847.750.6436, e-mail connect AT mgfarmersmarket.com,

 or visit our website:  www.mgfarmersmarket.com

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