Winter Market – St. Bens

February 3, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Sat., Feb. 7 ~ 9am to 1pm

St. Benedict Parish

2219 W. Irving Park Rd.

(SE corner of Bell St. & Irving Park Rd.) 

Chicago, IL  60618 

you’ll find this week at the Winter Farmers Markets 

  • Grass-fed & grain-fed beef
  • Pastured pork
  • Pastured poultry
  • New! Organic blue corn chips
  • Fresh mushrooms
  • Fresh greens & lettuce 
  • Milled flours & wheatberries
  • Popcorn & corn meal
  • Goats’ milk soap for people & pets
  • Onions, garlic & shallots
  • Dips & spreads
  • Infused vinegars & dried herb blends
  • Sweet basil vinaigrette
  • Hand-dyed yarns
  • Handmade mittens & rag wool socks
  • Raw fibers, rovings,
    wool batting & felting supplies
  • Alpaca yarns & fibers
  • Yogurt 
  • Catnip toys
  • Honey & beeswax candles
  • Root vegetables
  • Potatoes
  • Eggs 
  • Apple cider
  • Salsas, sauces & soups
  • Preserves
  • Pickled vegetables
  • Cheese & cheese curds
  • Fruit tarts, baguettes & pastries
  • Fair trade olive oil
  • Fair trade coffee, tea & chocolate
  • Cookbooks
  • CSA subscriptions
  • Reusable shopping bags

    . . . and much more!   


  • Admission to the market is FREE and open to the public.
  • During the market, enjoy Vietnamese spring rolls prepared to order by Angie Ackerman with organic ingredients from her farm, or a croissant or French pastry from the Sisters of Fraternite Notre Dame–and, of course, fair trade coffee.


  • Pre-order meat and poultry from Arnold Farm, Elizabeth, IL (grass-fed beef, grain-fed beef, pastured pork and poultry), 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, 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.
  • 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, Feb. 4, 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 your order Saturday at St. Ben’s between 9am and 1pm; plan to pay when you pick up with cash or check.