The Morton Grove Farmers’ Market strives to be a local, producer only Market. All items must be homegrown, handmade, and/or vendor-created from locally-owned operations. Fruits, vegetables and flowers need to be grown within the approximate range of 150 miles of Morton Grove. We do not allow wholesalers or resellers. Members of our Steering Committee perform site visits regularly.
We have already announced this year’s Morton Grove Farmers’ Market farms.
Now we’d like to introduce the full line up of
2013 Morton Grove Farmers’ Market Vendors!
The following local businesses are considered Full Season Vendors. They will attend 17 or more of our Markets.
- Albo Acres (alpaca wool products)
- Backyard Bed and Breakfast (hand-crafted wooden birdhouses)
- Beijo de Chocolat (gourmet tea, chocolates)
- Benhart Farms (meat, poultry, eggs)
- Blankenship Farms (fruits, vegetables, flowers)
- Brick Oven Kitchen (hummus, pita chips, salads)
- Buttercream by Julianna (gluten-free baked goods)
- The Cheese People (artisan cheeses)
- Diana’s Whoopie Pies (whoopie pies and fruit pies)
- LAZ Cosmetics (natural body care, jewelry)
- Lyons Fruit Farm (fruit, vegetables, flowers, eggs)
- Maier’s Bakery (local pastries, breads)
- Patyk Farms (produce, flowers, plants)
Patyk Farms is located right here in Illinois, in Richmond.
- Rayan Mediterranean Foods (prepared foods)
- Super Cup Coffee Shop (beverages, salsa)
- Tamales Express (meat and vegetarian tamales, tacos, elotes)
- Wright Way Farm (organic produce)
These vendors will attend between 9-16 Markets this season:
- Alluring Spectrums (hand-carved wood, stained glass)
- Aunty Jeanne’s (jams, jellies, honey)
- Twin Garden Farms (Mirai sweet corn)
These vendors will attend between 1-8 Markets this season:
- Brian Kabat Photography (calendars, greeting cards, portrait services)
- Champagne Tastes (cranberry products)
- The Eating Well (sweet and savory organic foods)
- Fusion Spice (prepared food! Vegetarian and vegan Indian themed wraps and rice)
- Gretta’s Goats (goat milk soap)
- Jilly Bean Jar (hand crafted aprons, hair accessories, soap savers, sandwich wraps)
- Lyzart (hand-crafted home decor)
- Northshore Pet Chef (all natural pet food)
While there is an MB Financial Bank ATM across the street (Dempster and Fernald), many of our vendors accept credit cards. Several of the qualified food vendors will also be accepting Link tokens. If you have a Link/SNAP/EBT card, visit the BMO Harris Bank EBT booth (near the Welcome Booth). Simply swipe your card and let the friendly EBT rep know how much you would like to deduct from your account. You will receive an equal amount of $1 Link tokens. NorthShore University HealthSystem will then match your Link funds dollar for dollar up to $25 per Link card per week. Link shoppers will be able to purchase double the amount of healthy, local food with these Double Value Tokens!
Link Double Value Token Sponsor:
Other Questions? Contact the manager team at email@example.com, 847-750-MGFM / 847-750-6436, or www.facebook.com/MGFarmersMarket.
Prospective Vendors: Vendor applications for artisan food products and prepared food for the 2013 Regular Season are being considered on a case by case basis! E-mail Vendor Coordinator Peggy at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application. Full payment and insurance information will be required with the application.
Full Season Booth Fees:
- 1 booth: $250 Non-refundable fee for entire season (17 dates or more)
- 1 ½ booths: $350 Non-refundable fee for entire season (17 dates or more)
- 2 booths: $450 Non-refundable fee for entire season (17 dates or more)
Single Saturday Booth Fees: $30 Non-refundable fee per day per booth for those vendors interested in intermittent attendance (acceptance of intermittent vendors is at the sole discretion of the vendor coordinator). Vendors who wish to participate in 1-16 dates at the 2013 Market must pay the $30/day rate.
The Morton Grove Farmers’ Market features fresh produce from several Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois farms. We also provide educational opportunities and local entertainment. The Market aims to bring together the neighborhoods and communities around Morton Grove to celebrate the bounty of our Midwest agricultural, dairy, and culinary innovation heritage. We invite our neighbors from surrounding villages to join us in eating seasonally and enjoying the family friendly, festival atmosphere of our Farmers’ Market.
An important reason we formed this Market was to learn where our food comes from and share that information with our community. We decided to visit the orchards and farms that will supply the food we buy and get a feel for the land, the equipment and the people who will help grow it all. We learned about different farming practices, got to know the people who will plant the seeds and gather the harvest, and gained an appreciation for the fact that the soil that will grow our meals really isn’t that far away from Morton Grove.