The Morton Grove Farmers’ Market will host its first-ever Winter Market on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., indoors at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center (6140 Dempster St.) in Morton Grove.
Many of the regular market vendors and an assortment of new vendors will be on hand with foods, drinks, gifts and hand-made products. Available that day will be holiday-oriented items, gift baskets, wreaths and boughs, candles, baked goods, meats and free-range eggs, salsas, organic flour, cheeses, nut butters, fudge, granola, hand-made crafts, body-care products, jewelry, greeting cards, ornaments and much more.
Lunch will also be available including sweet and savory crepes and empanadas. Free admission, free parking and free children’s crafts will all be part of the Winter Market. Two musical groups will be performing, Luz Eco and Honky Tonk Parade, both popular acts from the regular season market.
Vendors at the Winter Market include Maier’s Bakery, Le Flour Bakery, Benhart Farm, SuperCup Coffee, John Bailey Honey, LAZ Cosmetics, DiPPED, Joy n Pure Honey Nut Snacks, Three Olives and a Ball of Yarn, Lyons Fruit Farm, Albo Acres (alpaca wool products), Gretta’s Goatsmilk Soaps, Bread from the Heart, Futters Nut Butters, Craves Cocina, Crepe Shack, Global Handmade Hope (international fairly traded gifts), Tomato Mountain (organic salsas), Food Stuffs of Glenview and Brian Kabat Photography (holiday cards, photo prints).
The Farmers’ Market is also excited to announce its new location starting in Spring 2012 right next door to the Civic Center at 6210 Dempster St. The Morton Grove Park District has offered to host the Market at its recently purchased property at the old MB Bank drive-thru parking lot.
Market Manager Laura Frisch is pleased at this change, saying “While we are so grateful to the previous hosts at Illinois Bone and Joint Institute for providing us with a place to get our market started, this new location is more amenable to a Farmers’ Market, with parks, Harrer Pool, the Historical Museum and the Civic Center all surrounding the Market.”
She went on to say that neighbors will be able to walk or bike safely to the Market and parking is plentiful both around the parking lot as well as across the street at the back lot of MB Bank. Volunteers are always needed to help set up and run the Market, so please contact Kristina Otte if you are interested in helping (firstname.lastname@example.org).