Skokie Farmers Market, 7/18/2010 Update

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July 18, 2010 at 3:33 pm

  

 

Skokie Farmers Market
Sundays, June 27 through October 31
7:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
5127 Oakton St.
Free parking lot between Skokie Public Library and Skokie Village Hall
Skokie, IL

 

Skokie offered a truncated market today, as a fast-moving severe thunderstorm chased off a number of vendors by 12:15, and a couple even sooner than that.   With the exception of KAP Farms, all were in shut-down mode by 12:30 – a prudent move, as the storm hit at 12:45.

Highlights included:  

Vegetables

-          KAP Farms, Fox River Grove, IL; also a downstate IL farm at Troy (very large ribbed muskmelons; also overripe tomatoes, perfect for today’s salsas, for $1 per basket, consisting of 4 large beefsteak-type fruits)

-          M&D Farms (peppers, vine crops, and unusual cast concrete garden ornaments, including skulls)

Flowers

-          T&H Farms, Marengo, IL (large delphiniums in full bloom; also mixed cut flower bouquets, zucchini, cucumbers)

Bakeries

-          Sweety Pies, Skokie, IL (zucchini muffins and miniature quick breads;  http://www.sweetypiesbakery.com/ )

Miscellaneous Foods

-          The Cheese People (cheese curds, for frying or for that DIY poutine; http://thecheesepeople.com/)

-          White Star (freshly-made guacamole)

Other Attractions

-          Skokie Concert Choir (a taped performance; http://www.skokiechoir.org/)

-          Balloon twister, for the kids (an early departure – gone by 12:15)

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