Winter Farmers – Saturday – Oak Park

February 26, 2009 at 5:25 pm




Pre-order meat, poultry & eggs


Tom Arnold from Arnold Farm, Elizabeth, IL, will be glad to take pre-orders for grass-fed beef, grain-fed beef, pastured pork and poultry.  He’ll bring plenty of cuts to the markets, too, but for best selection, consider pre-ordering.   

  • 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 packages, definitely pre-order those to ensure availability.
  • New this week!  Tom will be bringing lots of free-range eggs from Hasselmann Family Farm, Milledgeville, IL.  If you’d like Tom to add eggs to your pre-order, just let him know.
  • 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 Thursday evening, Feb. 26, at 8pm.  [If you're reading this after the cut-off, you can still try calling and Tom may be able to accommodate you.]
  • Be sure to let Tom know which market (Oak Park or DeKalb) you’ll be attending for pickup. Pick up your order during the market hours (above); plan to pay when you pick up with cash or check. 

A variety of cuts of grass-fed lamb will be available (at the Saturday market only) from Kinkoona Farm, Brodhead, WI.



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

  • Grass-fed & grain-fed beef
  • Pastured pork
  • Free-range poultry
  • Grass-fed lamb (Sat. only) 
  • Free-range eggs
  • Fresh mushrooms
  • Organic lettuce & greens  
  • Milled flours & wheatberries
  • Popcorn & corn meal
  • Goats’ milk soap for people & pets
  • Fresh basil
  • Onions & shallots
  • Dips & spreads
  • Infused vinegars & dried herb blends
  • Sweet basil vinaigrette
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Hand-dyed yarns
  • Handmade mattress toppers & comforters stuffed with wool batting (Sat. only)
  • Handmade mittens & rag wool socks
  • Yogurt 
  • Catnip toys
  • Spa & beauty products made with home-grown herbs
  • Honey & beeswax candles
  • Farm kitchen goodies, both savory & sweet
  • Potatoes
  • Apple cider
  • Organic blue corn tortilla chips
  • Salsas, sauces & soups
  • Preserves
  • Hand-crafted ice cream
  • Pickled vegetables
  • Cheese & cheese curds
  • Fruit tarts, croissants, baguettes & pastries
  • Fair trade olive oil
  • Fair trade coffee
  • CookbooksCSA subscriptions (more info below)
  • Info about on-farm classes & summer camps (more info below), open houses & events
  • Reusable shopping bags

      . . . and much more!   

Saturday in Oak Park
Sat., Feb. 28 ~ 9am to 1pm
Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church
405 S. Euclid Ave. (Washington Blvd. & Euclid Ave.)

Oak Park, IL  60302  
  • Admission to the market is FREE and open to the public.
  • An a la carte cafe during the market will offer  

    Fresh-from-the-oven cinnamon rolls and veggie rolls made by Jacqueline of Bread from the Heart using locally sourced organic flour

    *  Individual galettes and made-to-order panini sandwiches from the kitchen at Heritage Prairie Farm made with produce preserved from the farm’s harvest and other locally sourced ingredients

  • See below for information on pre-ordering meat and poultry for pickup at the market