Farmers’ Market Opens on May 4 for the 2014 Season

Festive, friendly market features local producers, handcrafted wares, artisanal foods and heirloom vegetables in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Adriana Reyneri
(847) 835-6829, direct
areyneri@chicagobotanic.org

Event Date: 
Friday, April 4, 2014 to Sunday, October 19, 2014
Release Date: 
Thursday, April 3, 2014

GLENCOE, Ill. (April 3, 2014)The Farmers’ Market returns on Sunday, May 4, for the 2014 season. The festive and friendly event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. along the Esplanade, arguably the most beautiful venue for an outdoor marketplace in the Chicago area. Featuring seasonal produce, artisanal cheese, award-winning jams, free-range meats, local honey, handcrafted serving pieces and more, the market will continue on the first and third Sunday of the month through October 19.

Shoppers can enjoy scenic views of the North Lake while selecting heirloom vegetables, organically grown herbs, European-style breads and many other local and handmade products. Those who wish to explore the 385-acre Garden can check their purchases at the Veggie Valet table, staffed with Garden volunteers who will receive the purchases and store them in a cooler until the market close.

The market will also serve as a pickup site for Kings Hill Farm, the Garden’s community-support agriculture (CSA) provider.

Our list of vendors includes:

  • The Chicago Botanic Garden, Windy City Harvest urban agriculture program —organically grown, Chicago area-produced fresh vegetables, herbs and honey;
  • Made from Mud, Mokena, IL—fine, handmade pottery ranging from coffee cups to beautiful vases and household décor inspired by a love for garden flowers and art history;
  • Xanadu Apiary, Lake Villa, IL—extracted, creamed, and comb honey; 100 percent beeswax candles, soaps, lip balms, ornaments and honey dippers;
  • W&M Land Corp, Woodstock, IL—organic vegetable and flower starts, larger potted plants and produce;
  • Holcomb Hollow, Mundelein, IL—award winning jams, breads and more;
  • DTB Woodworking, Libertyville, IL—custom-crafted wood creations of various size and scope;
  • Faiths Farm, Bonfield, IL—free-range, drug-free beef, pork, turkey, chicken and brown eggs; she also has a line of body care products and household cleaning items;
  • Grass is Greener Gardens, Monroe, WI—organically grown fresh vegetables and herbs, as well as pickles, sauces and preserves;
  • Wild Flour Bakery, Milwaukee, WI—handmade, local, European-style artisan breads made from natural ingredients;
  • S&S Nursery, Harvard, IL—Offering annuals, perennials, broadleaf evergreens, grasses, shrubs, small fruits, trees, roses, vines and mums;
  • Prairie Pure Cheese, Belvidere, IL—Butterkase, cheddar, Swiss and other hand-crafted cheese made from healthy, flavorful milk;
  • Rushing Waters, Palmyra, WI—Smoked and fresh trout farmed in ponds fed by cold, clear artesian spring water;
  • Bushel and Pecks, Beloit, WIPickles, jams, sauces, relishes, soups, snacks and more;
  • Spark of the Heart, Chicago, IL—Soup, rice dishes and salad mixes.

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