Saturday, July 28, 2012 8am-12pm
This Week at the Market…
CORN IS HERE, get to the market early… it sells out fast!
blueberries, beets, carrots, corn, beans, honey, homemade jams, hummus, gluten-free baked goods, coffee, lemonade, iced tea, bangers, honey-nut snacks, spices, alpaca wool products, quality meats, knife sharpening, cheeses, natural body-care products, potatoes, nectarines, peaches, onions, garlic, kohlrabi, radishes, tomatoes, cherries, kale and more
Notes from the Market Manager
A big week for the MGFM!First, we just found out that we will receive a federal grant that will enable us to accept LINK / SNAP / EBT as well as debit and credit cards at the Market soon! We have a lot of research and training to do, we hope to have everything up and running by 2013!
Last week, two of our market managers visited a couple farms that participate at our market, Red Barn Farm in Woodstock, IL and Providence Farm outside of Belvidere, IL. They got to see how much is growing despite the impact of the drought on the farms and really get to know our farmers. It’s what this is all about: connecting with each other, with our food, with our friends.
Join us for the next farm visit! Let us know if you’re interested. We make sure to visit our farms as often as we can. Find out where that amazing corn comes from. Help the farmers wash garlic, like Laura and her kids did. So much to do, so much to experience!
Finally, please help push us into the TOP 5 Favorite Farmers’ Markets in Illinois! Click here and VOTE for the Morton Grove Farmers’ Market in American Farmland Trust’s America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest!
Featured Vendors This Week
Jilly Bean Jar
Jillian hails from town and makes her own wonderful creations with vibrant quality fabrics: handmade headbands, aprons, produce bags, reusable lunch bags, and so much more. Stop by for some great specials she’s offering on her featured vendor day this week!
John Patyk grew up in Morton Grove and now owns a farm just over an hour north of us. We’re honored to have him at our market this season! He’s bringing baby chicks to the Market, so make sure to stop by and say hi!
Back by popular demand, come enjoy the mellow sounds of this group!
Thanks to “Bee” for entertaining us so well last week!
Stop by and ask that pesky garden question you’ve been mulling over this summer. That’s what they’re here for!
The Maker Mom
Kim Moldofsky, author of TheMakerMom.com is brining science and technology fun to the market this weekend. She’ll help kids conduct experiments with electricity (low-voltage, of course) and build marshmallow shooters. While supplies last, young ones will be able to make and decorate marshmallow catapults they can take home.
The Morton Grove Historical Museum is Open!! 9am-12pm
Many thanks to our generous sponsors who will be on site this Saturday:
Corn Day: August 25
Scouting Day: September 8
2nd Annual Pie Contest: September 22
Market Bags Available at the Welcome Booth
Sign up for a free bag of goodies each week!
Thanks to the Team Target Volunteers for greeting customers at the Welcome Booth last week!
Urban Worm Girl showed us the wormy goods last week.
Compost is our friend!
Super Cup kept us cool with lemonade and iced tea all morning long!
Spencer’s Jolly Posh sliced up some bacon and bangers grilled right at the market.
Tomatoes, glorious tomatoes…
LAZ Cosmetics’ soaps, lotions, salves for the soul!
Groovin’ to the music of Bee!
Sweet corn from Patyk Farm
Cherries from Lyons Fruit Farm
Stop by for 3 kinds of hummus from Brick Oven Kitchen
We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic
volunteers to help at the Market.
If you are available on any Saturday any time between
6:30 am – 12:30 pm, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
$1.00 off Coupons!
If you received a coupon from us at the Morton Grove Fourth of July Parade, don’t forget to redeem it for $1 off when you spend $10 or more at a single vendor by AUGUST 4th.
Didn’t get a coupon? MG residents, watch for one in your mailbox later this month!
Parking for the Market is located in the MB Financial Bank South lot, the American Legion Civic Center lot, the Historical Museum lot, the Harrer Pool parking lots (both East and West of the Pool). Additional parking is available near the baseball fields and the Harrer Park Pavillion (near Park View School). Please be respectful of our neighboring businesses and only park in designated Farmers’ Market lots.
The Morton Grove Farmers’ Market is presented by the
Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce