Thursday, February 21, 2008

Every Week a Market

This Week's Winter Market

Winter Farmers Market
Sunday, February 24 ~ 10am to 2pm
Epworth United Methodist Church,
37W040 Highland Ave., Elgin 60124
(NorthWest Corner of Highland Ave. & Randall Rd.)
Free admission ~ open to the public ~ plenty of parking

The Winter Farmers Market will feature:
  • Beef, both grass-fed and grain-fed, all hormone-free*
    Pork, grass-fed and hormone-free*
    Chicken & turkey, pastured and hormone-free*
    Tilapia, farm-raised in Illinois (no mercury!)
    Cheeses in a variety of flavors
    Infused vinegars & dried herbs
    Honey and beeswax products
    Fresh, organic lettuce, kale, basil & other herbs
    Apple & pear butters
    Fresh mushrooms, several varieties
    Onions & shallots
    Goats’ milk soap in heavenly scents & fun shapes
    Chocolate-covered fruit
    Spa & beauty products
    Jams & preserves
    Wool batting for quilts & comforters
    Mattress toppers & comforters
    Raw Icelandic wool
    Wool rovings for felting
    Pet soaps & pet beds
    A variety of organic milled flours
    Wool yarn & knitted items
    Maple & sorghum syrups
    Fair trade coffee
    Fair trade olive oil from the Palestinian region
    CSA subscriptions for weekly produce this summer
    Beautiful fruit tarts, croissants & more from Fraternite Notre Dame’s patisserie
    And much, much more!

Reserve your Easter ham now for delivery in the weeks before Easter!

*Note, an order form for Arnold Meats can be found on the Chicago Locavore's Yahoo site:

Support these local farm producers, eat locally, and shrink your carbon footprint by purchasing food and other local items that haven’t traveled thousands of miles. Quantities of some products are limited, so shop early!

Ø There will be additional Winter Farmers Markets throughout the Chicagoland area through March of 2008. Coming in the next few weeks:
· Sat., Mar. 1 ~ Third Unitarian Church, Chicago (in the Austin neighborhood, just East of Oak Park) ~ BRUNCH served while quantities last
· Sat., Mar. 1 ~ St. Benedict Parish, Chicago (in the St. Ben’s / North Center neighborhood)
· Sat., Mar. 8 ~ Beverly Unitarian Church, Chicago (in the Castle on the Hill)
· Sun., Mar. 9 ~ Park Ridge Community Church ~ BRUNCH served while quantities last
And we’ll be back in Elgin at Unitarian-Universalist Church of Elgin on Sunday, Mar. 16, open to the public from 1 to 3pm. Go to for more details on these and other markets.

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