WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET on Brookside at Whole Foods: Next Saturday – December 14th – 8:30 – 11 am
We are in the second year of our Winter Market and we’ve moved to a new home in the parking lot of Whole Foods Market on 41st Street, just east of Peoria. We’re open every other Saturday from 8:30 am to 11 am beginning November 9th. We expect to still have plenty of seasonal local produce the 2 Saturday’s before Christmas: you can expect to see collards, eggplant, green beans, kale, okra, onions, peppers, potatoes, spinach and sweet potatoes and most gorgeous array of winter squashes that you can find in the area!
At our Winter Market, vendors will also be offering an array of animal products from which you can choose. Pick up some beef, chicken, lamb, or pork, along with some cheese, butter, and yogurt. Don’t forget about farm-fresh eggs and locally produced honey, as well.
There are also plenty of prepared foods on hand, as well. Grab some breakfast while you’re strolling around at market, and rest assured that you’ll be eating the best local food you can find.
SPECIAL OFFERS this week….
Artisan Bakers will have their usual croissants, along with pumpkin cream muffins, pumpkin bread pudding, maple pecan tarts and chocolate ganache tarts!
Koehn’s Grassfed will have plenty of free-range eggs from their happy hens! And from their pastured chicken, they’ll have leg quarters to make tender, tasty meals and chicken backs that are perfect for making healthy stock!
Our Hmong farmers will be there with several varieties of greens, onions, peppers, beets, and a selection of other produce. Because our Hmong growers use a variety of farming techniques like using plot coverings, they are able to grow more produce for longer into the colder temperatures. If you haven’t watched the video we shot about the Hmong growers presence at our local market, you must check it out!
Bring a jacket, your market bags, relax and enjoy our Winter Farmers’ Market on Brookside!