Farmers Market this Saturday ~ Oak Park

November 25, 2008 at 4:41 pm

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Winter Farmers Markets & Meals for Hope

On the biggest shopping weekend of the year,
spend your dollars where they’ll really make a difference!

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What you’ll find this week at the Winter Farmers Market 

  • Grass- & grain-fed beef
  • Pastured pork
  • Free-range poultry
  • Mushrooms
  • Lettuce, spinach & arugula          
  • Milled flours & wheatberries
  • Popcorn & corn meal
  • Goats’ milk soap for people & pets
  • Onions, garlic & shallots
  • Dips & spreads                        
  • Sweet basil vinaigrette
  • Yarns & woolen goods
  • Yogurt & honey
  • Potatoes
  • Eggs                                             
  • Hot peppers
  • Apples & cider
  • Salsas, sauces & soups
  • Preserves
  • Pickled vegetables
  • Infused vinegars, herb blends & rubs
  • Cheese & cheese curds
  • Fair trade olive oil
  • Fair trade coffee
  • Reusable shopping bags

    . . . and much more! 






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Oak Park

Sat., Nov. 29 ~ 10am to 1pm
Pilgrim Congregational Church

460 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL  60302

  • Admission to the market is FREE and open to the public
  • A brunch will be offered during the market prepared with ingredients from the participating growers (a suggested donation of $7 is requested to cover the cost of the meal)
  • Enter the market through the rear door off the parking lot
  • Plenty of parking on-street or in the adjacent lot
  • For best selection, pre-order meat & poultry from Arnold Farm [see below]


Pre-Orders of Meat & Poultry
for pick-up November 29 in Oak Park
Meat & poultry vendor, Tom Arnold of Arnold Farm, Elizabeth, IL, will be glad to accept pre-orders for items to be picked up at the Pilgrim market this Saturday.  Although he will also have many of these items at the market, pre-orders enable him to know what to bring, gives you access to better selection and ensures availability.
To pre-order:


Go to  Though much of what is shown there is bulk/whole sides, most cuts of beef and pork listed in those packages are for sale individually.  Also, plenty of whole chickens in sizes ranging from 3.5# to 5.5#+ and turkeys in the 16# to 18# range.  

·  If you are interested in the 20# (mixed sampler), 25# (beef) or 30# (pork) packages, definitely pre-order those to ensure availability.

·  Add 10% to web site pricing to cover Arnold Farm’s contribution to Harvest of Hope Fund, a beneficiary of these Winter Markets.

·  Email Tom at  Email is best, but you are welcome to call Tom’s home phone:  815-858-2407.

·  Cut-off time for ordering is Wednesday evening, November 26th, at 8pm.  [If you’re reading this after the cut-off, you can still try calling and Tom may be able to accommodate you.]

·  Pick up at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St., Oak Park, between10am and 1pm; plan to pay with cash or check payable to Arnold Farm.


Coming up . . .


  • Sat., Dec. 6, 9am to 1pm ~ St. Benedict Parish, Chicago / North Center 
  • Sun., Dec. 7, 12 to 3pm ~ First Evangelical Free Church, Chicago / Andersonville 
  • Sat., Dec. 13, 9am to 1pm ~ Epiphany Episcopal Church, Chicago / West Loop Gate 
  • Sun., Dec. 14, 9:30am to 1:30pm ~ Epworth United Methodist Church, Elgin 

          . . . and 22 more in 2009! 

For a full schedule of Winter Farmers Markets, click here.