Ravinia Farmers Market: 8/25/10 Update
Roger Williams Dr., East of Green Bay Road
Adjacent to Jens Jensen Park
Highland Park (Ravinia), IL
Hours: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM Wednesdays, June 16th through October 20th
This week’s Neighborhood Feature: Belle Fleur, 487 Roger Williams Dr., Ravinia
Belle Fleur is a charming and homey shop, across the street from Jens Jensen Park, which carries many reasonably-priced decorative items for the home. The friendly and personable proprietess, Cheryl Richter, has been at this location for three years, and specializes in items of whimsy (metal flying pig sculptures, $109; metal high-button shoes, $24 each), as well as things with a French twist, reflecting her interest in European travel. Ms. Richter also provides in-home decorating services, for the coordination-impaired. Fun place, full of charming gift ideas.
Hours: Tues. – Sat. 10-5 Telephone: 847.780.4939 Email: email@example.com
August 25th Update – What was new and in season this week:
Several vendors MIA this week, including Gramp’s Gourmet Pickles and Necessity Baking Co. Hoping for a full house on 9/1, as harvest season is suddenly upon us:
- Klug Orchards, Berrien Center, MI: Several varieties of plums; Klug is now displaying the orchard’s organic certification. Kevin Klug will be delivering the first of the deliveries of dressed lamb, raised at his farm, this week; ½ and ¼ lambs, butchered into the typical cuts, and cryopaked for the freezer, are $8.95 per lb. Deliveries will continue until the end of the market season. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on availability.
- Red Barn Farms, Woodstock, IL: Mirai sweet corn, dill weed and pickle cucumbers
- K&K Farms, Coloma, MI: Bartlett pears available – fall is upon us, alas
- LeilaLove (PomOlive): new variety of pomegranate/olive spread available, incorporating caramelized garlic. Very delicious and unique.