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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 , the singing of the National Anthem, performances by '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 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."

Kristina Otte June 07, 2011 at 08:45 AM
Thanks to everyone who came out for our hot, sultry Opening Day! We are open every Saturday, rain or shine this year, through October 15, 8am to 1pm. Fun to see how the season changes and what new produce is sprouting each week. We are used to grocery stores with produce year-round shipped from around the world, but it's so much better for flavor and for a better planet to eat locally and seasonally! By the way, cute photo of the dog, but sadly our policy is no-dogs, due to Village code, sorry dog lovers!
Larry Gomberg June 07, 2011 at 09:21 PM
Great opening day! Hope we can build on the success of this day and make each Saturday at the Morton Grove Farmers Market a great day for our community, its businesses and its people. Thanks again to all who contribute to the Market and help make it the event that it is. I am proud to be just one of the village officials who participate in and help make the Farmers Market the pride of our village that it has become in just over a year. Larry Gomberg

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