Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Winter's Just a Market Away

Two Markets (Again) for Your Shopping Pleasure

Saturday, March 8 ~ Beverly
Sunday, March 9 ~ Park Ridge

~ 1 ~
10 A.M. TO 2 P.M.

Winter Farmers Market & Café
in the Beverly neighborhood at
Beverly Unitarian Church
10244 S Longwood Dr (in the Castle)
(Northwest corner of 103rd St. and Longwood Dr., a few blocks East of Western Ave.)

~ 2 ~
10 A.M. TO 2 P.M.

Winter Farmers Market & Brunch
in Park Ridge at
Park Ridge Community Church
100 S. Courtland Ave.
(in the triangle created by Courtland Ave, Prospect Ave, and Park Place)

I hit the winter market last Saturday in Chicago's Austin neighborhood. I filled my environmentally friendly canvas bag to the brim with several types of herbs, balsamic vinegar, a few heads of lettuce, the days only supply of radishes, two types of cheese and locally roasted coffee from Blue Max.

Here's what you should find at this week's market:
Cheese, in a variety of flavors (NEW this week Fresh Mozzarella!)
Yogurt, in a variety of flavors
Honey in a variety of flavors
Organic lettuce, kale & chard
Organic herbs (basil, dill, sage, oregano, parsley)
Spicy greens & shoots
Organic Yukon Gold potatoes
Fresh mushrooms (several varieties)
Onions & shallots
Jams & preserves
Apple & pear butters
Goats’ milk soaps in heavenly scents & fun shapes
Pet products
Raw wool and rovings (Park Ridge only)
Mattress toppers*, comforters* & wool batting (Park Ridge 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!

1 comment:

H.E.R. said...

daddy! look someones actually posting on your blog!!! yay! anyway thanks and for the record I do read this stuff so don't say bad things about me! Love ya and your enthuasim with veggies!