Monday, February 4, 2013
Vendors offered chocolates, desserts, soup, pesto sauce, honey, whoopie pies, focaccia and more, in addition to crafts, jewelry, music and hot prepared foods. Did we mention the chocolate demonstrations?
For the second time this winter, the Morton Grove Farmers Market moved indoors, with delightful results. Booths were filled with vendors offering handmade soups, sauces, appetizers, jams, focaccia, baked goods, desserts and chocolates, in addition to crafters and purveyors of natural body products and natural cleaning products. Click through the photo gallery to see photos, plus the chocolate truffle-making demonstration and the musicians. Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook The vendors included:
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
This Saturday is the last chance for Mirai corn, and apples, berries, pumpkins, and lots more are in season. Plus, check out the foodie celebs judging the pie contest. And did you know restaurants serve hot food at the market?
September in Illinois evokes images of crisp apples, pumpkins and bountiful farmers' markets, and this past weekend was no exception. Customers at the Morton Grove Farmers' Market on Saturday got to pick from a plentiful selection of produce, such as Honey Crisp apples, raspberries, kale, cantaloupe, potatoes, pumpkins and Mirai corn (last chance for Mirai corn is this week!). Other vendors offered honey, organic soaps, flowers, meats, cheeses, baked goods galore (including gluten-free), freshly brewed coffee and much more. Hungry shoppers ate Indian cuisine from Tava Fresh Taste of India and Latin American fare from Tamales Express. Get Morton Grove and Niles news delivered in your email daily. It's free! Live music by two local …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Join the parade, get fresh at the market, learn to save big bucks with coupons and rock on. It's all happening this weekend, near you.
Niles Baseball League Kickoff Parade When/Where: Saturday, May 12 starting at 9:30 a.m., from Notre Dame College Prep to Grennan Heights Park, Niles. Why Go: Play ball! It's spring, and the Niles Baseball League is holding a parade to kick off the season. Check out the teams, their uniforms and banners. Pricing: Free Morton Grove Farmers Market When/Where: At 6120 Dempster, Morton Grove, next to Harrer Park. Why Go: Fresh produce, snacks, gifts, jewelry, hot food, flowers, entertainment, fun. It's a hit with everybody who eats. Pricing: Free. Letter Carriers Food Drive When/Where: Saturday, May 12, your home. Why Go: Residents are encouraged to put out a bag of nonperishable food items for their letter carrier to pick up on Saturday, …
Friday, August 19, 2011
Check out the upcoming festivities for the end of season!
August, September and October are the most plentiful times at the Morton Grove Farmers’ Market: the produce starts rolling in from the fields, along with fresh baked goods, granola, free-range eggs and meats, chocolate goodies, alpaca wool, honeys, cheeses, coffee and lemonade around the Market. The Market committee has planned a number of festivities around this bounty: August 27th: Summer Fun Fest, sponsored by Avon. This 2nd annual event will celebrate the end of summer and the start of school with a bounce house, balloon artist, bingo, face painting, henna tattoos, Morton Grove Historical Museum, music from folk-singer Steve Justman and so much more. September 10th: Scouting Day, celebrating Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Campfire USA. …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Eligible seniors will receive coupons to use at Farmer's Market through Oct. 15
A new coupon system will allow eligible senior citizens to receive discounted fruits and vegetables at the Morton Grove Farmer's Market, according to an article at Morton Grove Champion online. The coupon books are available to single senior citizens with an annual income of less than $20,146 and senior couples with an annual income of less than $27,213. Are you a senior or know a senior who could use this service? Read more about the senior fruit and vegetable discount at Morton Grove Champion online. "Like" Morton Grove Patch on Facebook and join the conversation.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Community Groups, Local Organizations Gather To Celebrate Village, Meet Neighbors
This weekend, the Morton Grove Farmers Market hosted its first festival of summer with the Welcome to Morton Grove Day. The event is an open house of sorts, gathering many local community organizations, celebrating the village and allowing neighbors to get to know one another. In addition to the weekly offerings of produce, plants, foods, and other merchandise, Saturday's festival featured an inflatable fun house, a balloon artist, temporary and henna tattoos, interactive science demonstrations, live music, crafts, and more. Samina Hussain, Chairwoman of the Morton Grove Illinois Community Relations Commission, stated, "The purpose of this event is to represent as many local entities as possible. We have all kinds of groups here. People…
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Farmers markets, diving for dollars, and concerts in the park - it's officially summer!
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Patch Staff
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Welcome to Morton Grove Day Where/When: Morton Grove Farmers’ Market at 8930 Waukegan Road on Saturday, June 25 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Why Go: Celebrate new residents, meet people from the community and eat delicious treats. Pricing: Free admission Diving for Dollars Where/When: Oriole Park, Morton Grove 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Why Go: It’s hot outside and a good day for a swim; plus there’s dollars, cents and a DJ involved. Pricing: Contact the MG Park District for more information. An Afternoon With Eleanor Roosevelt When/Where: Sunday June 26, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Niles Historical Society, 8970 N Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Why Go: Actress Roberta Randall gives insight into this fascinating historical character by portraying her in a one-woman show…
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Hear from Market Manager Kristina Otte about the first week, and what's coming in the second.
Sultry temperatures did not keep the crowds away for Opening Day at the Morton Grove Farmers' Market this past Saturday, June 4. We had more than 600 people come out (despite the Amazon-rainforest-like weather conditions) to enjoy the spring produce, all the wonderful offerings from our vendors, and the special events. Our featured vendor was JoynPure Honey Nut Snacks, a local business created last year that offers healthy delicious snacks made right here in Morton Grove. We were honored to have the local Boy Scout troop hold a formal flag ceremony, have a Park View Elementary student sing the National Anthem, and have local officials on hand for our second annual ribbon-cutting ceremony. Golf Middle School students came too, with …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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 Park View student singing the National Anthem, Golf Middle School 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, …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
This week we share a reflection from a fellow committee member, Mary Longe, on what the market means to her.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
It wasn’t cold, it wasn’t sunny, there weren’t fruits and vegetables, but it was the Farmers Market and the elements of summer. People were out in Midwest high fashion…. the mix of Ugs and shorts, flip flops and ski parkas… hopes and reality of May in Morton Grove. For me, desperation for the market set in on Thursday, when I’d parsed out the last of the honey I bought last fall from the beekeeper from down state. Greek yogurt and walnuts is truly food of the gods with his seasonal honeys. Seeing the vendors and community organizations from last year felt like seeing old friends. And seeing the new farms and sellers created a whole new market. I left with tomato, basil and rosemary plants in anticipation of fresh, home grown bruschetta in…