Skokie Farmers Market, 7/25/2010
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
Finally, a perfect summer Sunday for the market, which until today has been plagued with either excessive heat or violent t-storms this season. All of the vendors were out in force this weekend, including a new one, Patz Maple & Honey Farm, of Pound, WI. Patz carries many, many types of honey, both naturally-produced varietals (such as Tupelo, orange blossom, and clover) and flavored creams (such as raspberry and jalapeno), as well as all things bee-related – beeswax candles, lip balms, and bulk bee pollen. They also feature maple syrup, maple sugar, and maple candies. Limited appearances at this market; the next will be on August 15, then one more in early September, on the 5th, and one last visit on October 10th. (http://patzmapleandhoney.com/)
- KAP Farms, Fox River Grove, IL; also a downstate IL farm at Troy (field-grown tomatoes; signage noted a 50 cents per pound donation to breast cancer research, “in honor lf the late farmer Karen.” Also, red, yellow, and orange Bell peppers, dill weed featuring large seed heads, ideal for pickles, and rhubarb. KAP again featured a great deal on overripe tomatoes, for $1 per basket, consisting of 4 large beefsteak-type fruits)
- R&B Miller, Coloma, MI (blueberries, peaches; $10 half-bushes of overripe/bruised peaches on sale, for we jam-makers)
- T&H Farms, Marengo, IL (gladioli, vine crops, tomatoes, honey, ‘knob’ onions)
- Oosterhoff & Sons, Momence, IL ($1.00 young perennials in 4” pots; cut flowers included heliopsis, Sweet William, and the first asters of the season)
- White Star (the goat cheese was back)
- That Pickle Guy, Lisle, IL (fresh, crisp pickles, several varieties, including garlic; packed Tuesday of the prior week; http://www.thatpickleguy.com/ )