Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Every Week a Market

Two for the Price of One

I don't know how Robin's gonna split herself this weekend, but she has two markets going. Her weekly reminder follows.

Winter Farmers Markets this Saturday!
March 1, 10am to 2pm
Austin/Oak Park & St. Ben’s/North Center

. . . both featuring fresh produce!

~ 1 ~
Winter Farmers Market & Brunch
in the Austin neighborhood at
Third Unitarian Church
301 N. Mayfield Ave. (Corner of Mayfield Ave. & Fulton St., 2 blocks East of Austin Blvd./Oak Park)
Admission is FREE and open to the public
Third Unitarian is near the intersection of Austin Blvd. and Lake St. (CTA Green Line, Austin Stop). From this junction, the church is two blocks east to Mayfield and one block south to Fulton St. Parking is available on Mayfield Ave. and Fulton St.
See complete list of farmers market offerings below
The Brunch will be served during the market while quantities last
Prepared from ingredients purchased from the participating growers
Suggested donation: $8 adults ~ $4 children 10 & under

Mark your calendar!
A final Winter Farmers Market in the Oak Park-River Forest area will be held on
Sun., Mar. 30, at Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest.

~ 2 ~
Winter Farmers Market & Café
in Chicago’s St. Ben’s/North Center neighborhood at St. Benedict Parish Social Hall ~ 2219 W. Irving Park Rd. (corner of Irving Park Rd. and Bell St., a few blocks East of Western Ave.)
Admission is FREE and open to the public
For pre-orders of chicken or hormone-free Black Angus beef
contact Mark or Linda Schramer by 8pm Thursday via email
or phone; go to http://www.farmdirectblackangus.com/ for contact info
(pick-up is at St. Ben’s only)
See more complete list of farmers market offerings below
An a la carte Café will be provided by Sweets by Carolyn featuring made-from-scratch goodies by “baketress” Carolyn Shoaf

Both Winter Farmers Markets
will feature most or all of the following:

· Tilapia (farm-raised in Illinois free of antibiotics, mercury, herbicides, hormones, pesticides and steroids)
· Cheese & yogurt, both in a variety of flavors
· Honey in a variety of flavors
· Organic lettuce, kale & chard
· Organic herbs (dill, sage, oregano, parsley)
· Spicy greens & shoots
· Organic potatoes, red and Yukon gold
· Fresh mushrooms (several varieties)
· Onions & shallots
· Jams & preserves
· Apple & pear butters
· Goats’ milk soaps in heavenly scents & fun shapes
· Pet products
· Angora fibers & felting supplies (Austin only)
· Bath & body products
· Infused vinegars & dried herbs
· Organic wheatberries & several varieties of milled flours
· Wool yarn & woolen goods
· Maple & sorghum syrups
· Beautiful fruit tarts & cakes by the Sisters of Fraternite Notre Dame
· Fair trade coffee, chocolate & tea
· Fair trade organic olive oil from the Palestinian region
· Opportunities to learn about CSAs (community supported agriculture) and purchase your subscription for this summer
· And much, much more!
Meat & poultry will be available in both locations. See the specific information for each location. For best selection, consider pre-ordering as indicated.

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

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