Winter Market – Saturday – Austin/Chicago

February 11, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Sat., Feb. 14 ~ 9am to 1pm

Third Unitarian Church
301 N. Mayfield Ave.

Third Unitarian Church
301 N. Mayfield Ave.

(Mayfield Ave. & Fulton St., 2 blocks East of Austin Blvd.)

Chicago, IL  60644
  • Admission to the market is FREE and open to the public.
  • During the market, enjoy some fair trade coffee and other goodies at our a la carte Cafe:
    Vietnamese spring rolls (now available with meat or veggie-only) prepared to order by Angie Ackerman with organic ingredients from her farm
        * Warm cinnamon rolls, breads, and savory baked goods from Bread from the Heart
        * Eggs cooked to order with a side of Arnold Farm sausage links, prepared by volunteers from the church
        * Honey-drenched goodies from the kitchens of
    Heritage Prairie Farm
  • Getting there:  Third Unitarian is located 2 blocks from Oak Park, 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.
  • Street parking is available on Mayfield or Fulton .
  • Pre-order meat and poultry from Arnold Farm, Elizabeth, IL (grass-fed beef, grain-fed beef, pastured pork and poultry), for best selection.  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, 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. 11, 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 Third Unitarian between 9am and 1pm; plan to pay when you pick up with cash or check. 
  • A variety of cuts of grass-fed lamb will be available at the market from Kinkoona Farm, Brodhead, WI


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

  • Grass-fed & grain-fed beef
  • Pastured pork
  • Pastured poultry
  • Grass-fed lamb
  • Fresh mushrooms
  • Organic lettuce  
  • Bright lights chard
  • Spinach, kale & arugula
  • Milled flours & wheatberries
  • Popcorn & corn meal
  • Goats’ milk soap for people & pets
  • Fresh basil, cilantro & sage
  • Organic lemongrass & alfalfa sprouts
  • Organic stewed tomatoes
  • Onions, garlic & shallots
  • Dips & spreads
  • Infused vinegars & dried herb blends
  • Sweet basil vinaigrette
  • Hand-dyed yarns
  • Handmade mattress toppers & comforters stuffed with wool batting
  • Handmade mittens & rag wool socks
  • Raw fibers, rovings,
    wool batting & f
    elting supplies
  • Alpaca yarns & fibers
  • Sock yarns
  • Yogurt 
  • Catnip toys
  • Honey & beeswax candles
  • Root vegetables
  • Potatoes
  • Eggs 
  • Apple cider
  • Organic blue corn tortilla chips
  • Salsas, sauces & soups
  • Preserves
  • Pickled vegetables & hot peppers
  • Cheese & cheese curds
  • Recycled felted items
  • Fruit tarts, croissants, baguettes & pastries
  • Fair trade olive oil
  • Fair trade coffee
  • Cookbooks
  • CSA subscriptions
  • Info about on-farm summer camps, open houses & events–even ice skating!
  • Reusable shopping bags