Your Winter Markets Return – Several Options for this Weekend

November 12, 2010 at 3:54 pm

We have several winter markets for you to continue your eat local ways.  If you know of one not on our list, please let us know!

If you want to roadtrip for local food, you can check out our list of nearby winter farmer’s markets and related food sources.  We cannot guarantee that everything is fully accurate for 2010, but we plan on updating this list soon.

Saturday – November 13

Chicago/Beverly - The first market of the off-season organized by the hard working folks at Faith-in-Place  Find local meat, eggs, produce, salsas, sauces, mushrooms and more.  Don’t miss this opportunity to support local farmers and even enjoy a locally-sourced brunch! Church of the Holy Nativity – 9300 S. Pleasant St., Chicago – 9 AM – 1 PM (Come say hi to the Cookbook Addict who will be selling for Tomato Mountain.)

Chicago/Woodlawn61 ist Street Farmer’s Market at Experimental Station – Variety of breads, meats and produce from our friends at Genesis Growers. 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., Chicago 9 AM – 2 PM

Chicago/Lincoln ParkGreen City Market at the Peggy Notebart Nature Museum from 8 AM to 1 PM. Demonstration by Dean Zanella of Rhapsody at 1030 AM

GenevaCommunity Winter Market.  The market meets on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Last week the market was full of autumn bounty: abundant squash, lettuces, broccoli, kale, chard, onions, potatoes, leeks and cabbage.  There were even some tomatoes available.  Plus, there are meat vendors with humanely raised chicken, pork and beef, and both chicken and duck eggs.  Curds & Whey Cheese Company has it’s stand in the building, featuring local and imported artisan cheeses.  Also featured are fresh breads and pastries, apples, gelato, and light lunch items from Inglenook Pantry.  The market is in the Inglenook Pantry building at 11 N 5th Ave in Geneva.  This market will run through the winter; check the website for current information on hours and availability.

Grayslake – Meeting ourdoors, the Grayslake market continues with meat, vegetables, cheese and other goodies – Downtown Grayslake in Centinial Park – 10 AM – 2 PM

Woodstock – We learned of this market last Saturday.  At the Extension Office/Farm Bureau office in Woodstock (1102 McConnell Road), this market promises pastured meats, winter produce and other fun stuff – 9 AM – 12 PM

Sunday – November 14

ElginThere will be a Fall Harvest Market and Artisan Fair on Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin.  Among the items to available are: humanely raised meats, poultry and fish, fresh lettuces and greens, mushrooms, apples and cider, honey & preserved fruits, baked goods (including vegan items), four & corn meal, cheeses, soups and salsas, and fair trade coffee and chocolate.  Artisan items include honey and soy candles, soaps, yarns and raw fibers, and recycled wearables.  The market runs from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at 39W830 Highland Ave in Elgin

Chicago/Glenwood (Rogers Park) – This well received, new market goes indoors with sausages, apples, and more including organic produce. The market  will continue to accept Master Card and Visa and is extending our Market for All matching fund program for Link/SNAP guests.  The Glenwood Sunday Market is located at the intersection of Glenwood & Morse Avenue (1400W-6900N) in Rogers Park, conveniently located at the Morse “L” stop. 9am -2pm

Chicago/Logan Square - All sorts of things on for Sunday including Otter Creek cheddars, Mint Creek lamb, and Tempel Farms eggs – Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee – 10 AM – 2 PM