Ravinia Farmers Market: 10/20/2010 Update

October 21, 2010 at 6:25 pm

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

My last round-up of the 2010 Ravinia Farmers market is a listing of all of the vendors in attendance for the final market of 2010; several will be around at other later-ending North Shore markets.   Note that food vendors outnumbered farmers at over a 2:1 ratio; I have also noted prepared food vendors have cycled out at an accelerated rate this year.  Not necessarily a criticism, merely an observation of the state of the market, and perhaps the fortunes of its non-agricultural vendors.

October 13th Update:

-          Dennis Acres, Barrington Hills, IL: potatoes; pumpkins

-          Klug Orchards, Berrien Center, MI:  apples in several varieties

-          KAP Farms, Fox River Grove/Cary, IL: several root crops (e.g., beets, carrots, etc.), tomatoes, pumpkins, gourds

-          K&K Farms, Coloma, MI:  Bosc and Bartlett pears, apple cider, several varieties of apples, including late Winesaps

-          Gata Bee Crepes:  made-to-order sweet & savory crepes; catering available

-          White Star, Morton Grove, IL:  beverages, scones, pastries

-          Fraternite Notre Dame, St. Roger Abbey, Algonquin, IL: French pastries, tarts, breads

-          Darina’s cookies, Chicago,  IL:  extravagantly decorated  butter cookies

-          High Rise Bakery , Chicago, IL:  pretzel rolls, pretzel buns, baguettes

-          Cheese People, Quincy, IL :  high-end cheeses


-          Stivers Coffee, Chicago,  IL:  locally roasted and flavored coffees

-          La Spiceria, Palatine, IL: bulk spices and herb blends

-          LeilaLove, Chicago, IL: pomegranate and olive spreads, on the order of  tapenade, but not as salty.  Owned by Nama Namdar, a professional chef

-          Knife Sharpening by Dave: custom knife sharpening, watch repair (off-site)

-          Oosterhoff & Sons, Momence, IL:  Tuberoses, eucalyptus; chrysanthemums in three sizes, starting at $5 for a 1-gal pot