One Week to Morton Grove Farmers' Market

Market Director Kristina Otte shares the plans for Saturday's kick-off sale.

Drum roll, please…it’s finally here!

The Morton Grove Farmers’ Market opens this Saturday at 8 a.m.

Join us any time on Saturday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., but keep in mind that 10 a.m. will be our ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Market, complete with local officials on hand to help us celebrate our growth and success, Boy Scouts ready for our formal flag ceremony, a student singing the National Anthem, students singing and playing their hearts out, face-painting and henna tattoos, a balloon artist who will knock your kids’ socks off… You get the idea. 

Oh yeah, and in the midst of all of this, surrounding us in our village square-style layout, will be gourmet olive oils, cheeses, meats, free-range eggs, honey, salsas, lunches from Tilted Taco, alpaca wool, coffee, baked goods galore from two different bakeries, honey-nut snacks and chocolate-dipped goodies.

Bring your bags (or pick up one of our new Market bags at the Welcome Booth for $2), borrow a wagon so you can cart your goodies or kiddies around, enjoy the ’s booth for families, rain or shine, we will all be there! 

Representative Daniel Biss and will welcome our new vendors and returning vendors. Drop off a donation to the Niles Township Food Pantry at the Welcome Booth if you are so inclined (a weekly drop-off box will be there each week). 

The Market season is full of festivals and special events, so pick up a schedule at the Welcome Booth as well. 

June 11 is Dairy Day and June 25 is our big Welcome to Morton Grove Day.

Thanks to our many generous sponsors for supporting the Market, and to the Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry for being our continually supportive parent organization. 

8930 Waukegan Rd., next to the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute

Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 4 through October 15



Kristina Otte May 31, 2011 at 04:19 PM
And farmers and orchards galore! Lyons Fruit Farm and Blankenship Farm from western Michigan, Marketboy Farm, Twin Garden Farms, Providence Farm, Red Barn Farm all from Illinois, and Benhart Farm with farm fresh eggs and meats from Wisconsin. yum!
Kristina Otte June 04, 2011 at 03:42 AM
Tomorrow!! Tomorrow! Come on down early, see what green things are growing here in the midwest, despite the cool, wet spring. Enjoy crepes freshly made to order! (yes, they're really coming this time!) Or.... Sleep in, come on down later for the opening ceremony at 10, enjoy some music from Golf Middle School students. See you in the morning! opens 8am to 1pm


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