GIVEAWAY TIME! FARMERS’ MARKETS OF THE HEARTLAND
[WINNER ANNOUNCED!! SCROLL DOWN.]
Readers! Stay tuned to this space this week, as we dedicate some much-deserved space to our friend, Janine MacLachlan, who methodically researched and authored Farmers’ Markets of the Heartland. Janine, who writes a food blog at RusticKitchen.com, is a dedicated supporter of our local farmers’ markets, and a former board member of Slow Food Chicago. She wrote this book as a “love letter” to the farmers’ markets in her home base in the Midwest. (Janine splits her time between Chicago and Fennville, Michigan.) Janine will be signing her book this Saturday, September 15 at the Green City Market, from 9:30 am to 12 pm. (The Green City Market is located at the South end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton.)
More than just a guide to farmers’ markets from Missouri to Michigan, Janine’s book gives poetic due to our region’s farmers, and features, among others, local favorites like the Cleverdons of Kinnikinnick Farm, Peter Klein from Seedling, and Mick Klug of Mick Klug Farm. (The Green City Market is prominently featured.) Farmers’ Markets of the Heartland details the history and evolution of modern farming in the Midwest, provides expert tips for shopping at the markets, and seasonal recipes from locavore chefs like Bruce Sherman of North Pond in Chicago. (See The Local Beet’s review of her book here.)
To kick off Janine’s book signing, we’re giving away an autographed copy of Farmers’ Markets of the Heartland. To enter, all you have to do is post in the comments about your favorite farmers’ market, and tell us why it’s your favorite. We’ll choose the response we like best (or at random). Comments will be closed at the end of the day on Sunday. Winners will be announced on Monday. Good luck!
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WINNER ANNOUNCED!! For her heartfelt tribute to her local farmers’ market, the lucky winner of our contest is Sarah Glover! Thanks all for playing — there were many great entries. Keep marketeering!