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August 18 at the Market

Multiple choices of prepared food keep shoppers' bellies full

Sometimes you just want to sit and enjoy a plate of dal makhani or fresh coconut milk (right out of the coconut) while watching square dancers trot around on a cool summer day. And that's just what Morton Grove Farmers' Market patrons got to do last Saturday as the Glenview Squares strutted their stuff.

Katydid's Homemade Condiments was the featured vendor and sold jars of sweet goodies while the Markets' five farms offered corn, beets, rutabagas, plums, peaches, carrots and the usual suspects of local-grown produce. Tava was on hand to sell fresh Indian food, Jolly Posh offered grilled bangers and Sweety Pies, Maier's Bakery and Buttercream by Julianna offered ready-to-eat pastries to the market-dwellers. 

The newest addition to the market, Tamales Express, offered traditional Argentinian delights, including a variety of tamales, freshly opened coconut (just stick a straw in it!), mango on a stick and hot boiled corn with queso and cayenne pepper (come back this Saturday for Corn Fest for more!).

While patrons were delighted with the smells of the Market, the Glenview Squares livened things up with demonstrations of traditional folk dancing. The Morton Grove Senior Commission and the North Shore Senior Center were on hand to offer information, and many of Morton Grove's Greatest Generation paid a visit to check out the offerings.

August has proven to be cooler than normal after a crazy summer of extreme weather, and it was a perfect day to walk through the Market and reconnect with friends.

Our farmers (including Patyk, Providence, Lyons, Red Barn and Blankenship) have plenty of fresh corn to sell. Come back this Saturday to stock up on corn and other produce and enjoy freshly boiled corn from Tamales Express. We look forward to seeing you again this Saturday from 8-12 and Honky Tonk Parade will be on hand to entertain you while you eat. We'll also be featuring the Morton Grove Historical Museum, who will make corn husk dolls, and North Shore Martial Arts, who will perform demonstrations on the hour. 

Bring your corniest joke to the microphone on Saturday and win a prize!

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Jennifer Mitchell August 23, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Wouldn't it be wonderful if one or more of these vendors created a farm-to-table restaurant in Morton Grove?
MG FarmersMarket August 23, 2012 at 03:28 PM
That would be wonderful, Jennifer! Please feel free to discuss this with your favorite MGFM vendors. Running a restaurant is a huge commitment, but strong community support might make it worthwhile!
Jennifer Mitchell August 23, 2012 at 05:41 PM
I will definitely stop by the Market to chat with some vendors. In case anyone would like to learn more, here is a interesting link: http://www.americanfarmtotable.com/

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