Ravinia Farmers Market: October 6, 2010 Update

October 9, 2010 at 9:39 am

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


 October 6th Update

Farmers market shoppers enjoyed a perfect fall day on Wednesday – warm sun, cool breeze, cloudless blue skies, brilliant fall foliage, and abundant harvest-time produce to choose from, as well as lovely music from a mountain dulcimer/flute trio.  The last added an elegance to the market that made shopping a pure pleasure, and was provided by a local ‘vendor’/teacher/performer, Janet Swartz, of Highland Park (dulcimerfun@sbcglobal.net), and her colleague, performer/songwriter Carole Ehrman (appdulcimer@hotmail.com).

What was new and in season this week:

-          NEW VENDOR:  Le Spiceria: carrying a large variety of dried spices and spice blends

-          Dennis Acres, Barrington Hills, IL:  Sugar pumpkins, ‘Jersey Golden’ winter squash, four varieties of potatoes

-          Klug Orchards, Berrien Center, MI:  ‘Swiss Gourmet’ apples, nut brittle

-          Oosterhoff & Sons, Momence, IL:  Tuberoses, huge cockscomb-type celosia, ‘Stargazer’ lilies, chrysanthemums in three sizes

-          K&K Farms, Coloma, MI:  fall raspberries,  two varieties of pears, apple cider, and at least a dozen varieties of apples

-          KAP Farms, Fox River Grove/Downstate, IL:  gourds, pumpkins, $2 bargain baskets of very ripe mixed variety tomatoes, jalapeno and poblano chiles

-          Red Barn Farms, Woodstock, IL: “Squirrel” corn, AKA large bags of dried corn on the cob, for feeding wildlife (25 lbs for $5.95, 50 lbs for $9.95), jarred popcorn, decorative broom corn stalks, Indian corn bunches, several varieties of decorative pumpkins, chrysanthemums; seven varieties of winter squash, five varieties of potatoes, calico shell beans, lima beans, flowering dill