My First Visit to the Farmers Market

Day 165 – I’ve driven by farmers markets. I’ve even walked by a few. However, I have never visited one with the intention of buying something. This past Saturday, my youngest daughter and I spent the morning visiting a couple farmers markets in the neighborhood and we came home with some goodies.

We first visited the Northcenter Farmers Market (Northcenter Town Square- 4100 N. Lincoln Ave.). This farmers market started on June 5th and will continue every Saturday through October 30th. They are open from 8am-1pm. There are 16 vendors listed, though some are only on site on certain dates. Be sure to check the dates.

We purchased the following:

  1. Fresh strawberries – Liz Madsen Farms
  2. Raspberry croissants – La Provence Bakery
  3. Blueberry lemon scone & triple chocolate cookie – Hilary’s Cookies

We then walked over to the Horner Park Farmers Market (2741 N. Montrose Park, northwest corner of the park, the area bounded by Montrose Avenue (N) and California Avenue (W), in front of the Field House). This farmers market started on June 5th and will continue every Saturday until October 2nd. They are open from 9am-1pm. Check out their Facebook page to see the vendors participating this summer.

We purchased the following:

  1. Spinach – Avrom Farm
  2. Green Lettuce – Vangies Farm
  3. Bouquet of flowers – Vangies Farm

We had such an enjoyable morning. It was a beautiful day to be outside. Not only did we get some good exercise, walking around the neighborhood, but we also supported small businesses and farms. We look forward to visiting more famers markets in the city throughout the summer. Check out the full schedule HERE!

Tomorrow, celebrating a renewable energy resource.

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