North Shore Farmers Markets, 2011: Ravinia, 8/10/11 Update

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August 11, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Ravinia Farmers Market
Roger Williams Dr., East of Green Bay Road
Adjacent to Jens Jensen Park
Highland Park (Ravinia), IL

Wednesday, 7:00AM – 1:00PM

It is now high season for the farmers at Ravinia.  Here is what is currently in season for selected farmers, and an update of the fluid vendor line-up:

Vegetables

-         Dennis Acres, Barrington Hills, IL: several varieties of tomatoes, potatoes

-         KAP Farms, Fox River Grove, IL: large assortment of vegetables, including field-grown tomatoes in several varieties, and a mixed-color blend of marble-sized potatoes

-         Red Barn Farms, Woodstock: Cucumbers large and small, plus dill for pickling; tomatoes, cut flowers, onions, potatoes

Fruit

-         Klug Orchards, Berrien Center, MI, certified organic: truly exceptional apricots – large, dead ripe, sweet and subtle.   Several other stone fruits – plums, peaches, sweet cherries – but the apricots are a don’t-miss.  Too delicate to commercially ship, this quality of apricot is never found in retail stores.

-         K&K Farms, MI: first pears of the season now available;  stone fruit, including cherries

Bakeries

-         Fraternite Notre Dame, St. Roger Abbey, Algonquin, IL: French pastries, tarts, breads; http://www.strogerabbey.org/

-         High-Rise Baking Company, Chicago: artisan breads, scones, muffins, & rolls; http://www.highrisebakingcompany.com/

Other Foods

-         Sweet Margy Toffee: Margy carries hand-made milk and dark-covered toffee, as well as fruit/nut mixes.

-         Cheese People, Quincy, IL: cheeses of all kinds; http://thecheesepeople.com/

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

-         White Star, Morton Grove, IL:  beverages, scones, pastries, pasta sauces, jarred soups, salsa

-         Olive-Granet, Chicago, IL: pomegranate and olive spreads

Flowers & Plants

-         Oosterhoff & Sons, Momence, IL: cut flowers

-         Rolling Hills Nursery, IL : No longer a vendor, alas!

Services

-         Knife Sharpening by Dave: custom knife sharpening by an expert; http://sharpeningbydave.com/

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