Building Community With Carrot Sticks and Apple Slices, Morton Grove Farmers' Market Kicks Off
Local officials, community groups gather to celebrate the first official week of the market.
Morton Grove residents, local officials, and several community groups turned out Saturday morning to celebrate the official opening of the Morton Grove Farmers' Market.
This is the second year for the market, which is open every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October 15th. Check out the video for a peek at the action.
The opening celebration featured a flag presentation by Morton Grove Boy Scout Troop 228, the singing of the National Anthem, performances by Golf Middle School's Jazz Band and Show Chorus, and speeches from several local officials.
17th District State Representative Dan Biss reminded those in attendance that a farmer's market has a larger purpose than just being a place to buy quality products and produce. Morton Grove Mayor Dan Staackmann also spoke at the event.
"We talk all the time in Springfield about the difficult times we are experiencing," said Biss. " The way out of difficulty is when community and neighbors come together, play together, eat together, shop together, and support each other."