Winter Market – Oak Park – Meet the Beet’s Newest Blogger!
As you all have noticed, we have added another blogger to the roll. Vera V brings to the Beet, the perspectives of someone who farms, someone who participates in markets, and someone with a bona fide artsy background (unlike say messy me). One of Vera’s many talents is the spinning of wool. She will be selling her yarns as well as preserves she’s made and maybe a few other things at the Winter Market this Saturday in Oak Park. The bonus feature of this week’s market, the location’s been featured in a book or two. Come not just to buy the winter’s bounty, but to poke around Wright’s glory.
The hard working woman of winter, Robin “Winter” Schirmer is trekking down to St. Anne today to meet with Farmer Vicki of Genesis Growers. Expect her to return, for market with plenty of storage crops–beets, carrots, parsnips, as well as some hoop house products like lettuce. Tony from Scotch Hill should have potatoes, carrots and spinach. Come thank Jim the Vinegar guy for his generous donation to West Suburban PADS by buying some of his products. Expect much more including mushrooms, canned goods and local meat. Information on pre-ordering meat, including halal meats below.
No brunch this week, but Angie Ackerman will fry up her delicious spring rolls from ingredients grown on her farm.
o to www.arnoldsfarm.com. 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, and turkeys in the 24# to 26# range. If you are interested in any of the set packages, definitely pre-order those to ensure availability.
- 2 To learn more about halal meats from Taqwa Eco-Food Cooperative, go to the Taqwa website. For availability of halal beef, click here; for halal lamb, clickhere.
for pick-up on Sat., Jan. 31
1 To pre-order from Arnold Farm, Elizabeth, IL (grass-fed beef, grain-fed beef, pastured pork and poultry), g