Rogers Park Chicago farmers market returns for 13th season

Rogers Park Chicago farmers market returns for 13th season

CHICAGO (TOC) — The nonprofit Rogers Park Enterprise Alliance, or RPBA, is proud to announce the 22 distributors within the thirteenth season of the Glenwood Sunday Market, returning after COVID-related venue adjustments to its unique location — on southbound Glenwood Avenue between Morse and Lunt avenues, on the west facet of the CTA Pink Line Morse cease.

The market operates each Sunday from June 5 to Oct. 23 (closed on June 26 and Aug. 21), from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony occurred on the opening day, Sunday, June 5, at 8:45 a.m., with Alderwoman Maria Hadden and Rogers Park Enterprise Alliance Govt Director Sandi Worth in attendance.

This yr’s market will characteristic each new and returning farmers: Bennison’s Bakery, Blacksmith Acres, Finns Ranch, Hardin’s Household Farm, Honeyworks, Katherine Anne Confections, Loyola City Agriculture, Lyons Fruit Farm, Mickii’s Desserts, Mike & Clare’s Farm, Milwaukee Homegrown, Aware Baking, Patyk Farms, pHlour, Phoenix Bean, Second Fridge Co., Stamper Cheese, That Pickle Man, The Stick Up, The City Cover, City Tables and Vangie’s Farm.

For the previous 12 consecutive years, Glenwood Sunday Market has helped maintain the native meals system and supplied a major income stream for native farmers and meals producers: Final yr, 20 collaborating distributors served 24,000 buyers, and vendor charges have been decreased to 25% of 2019’s stage as monetary aid for native meals producers, organizers mentioned. Glenwood Sunday Market combats meals insecurity in Rogers Park, and strives for social justice by way of meals entry: In 2021, the market donated 2,000 kilos of meals and gave away $16,600 in grants to food-insecure buyers, by way of its Meals Entry Program funded by grants and donations from market supporters, in response to organizers.

All distributors settle for money and nearly all of them settle for credit score and debit playing cards. LINK Playing cards and different SNAP playing cards are additionally accepted on the market, with a grant match program persevering with in 2022: Each $25 LINK transaction will likely be matched with an extra $25, due to the beneficiant grant from LinkUp Illinois. Canine will likely be allowed available in the market space with leashes on brief lengths. The market will likely be monitoring and following town of Chicago’s public well being and security tips.

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Glenwood Sunday Market is a program of the nonprofit Rogers Park Enterprise Alliance, with a imaginative and prescient to create an equitable, moral and safe native meals system. Composed completely of farmers and meals artisans that work inside 200 miles of Rogers Park, the market’s mission is to make sustainable, regionally produced meals accessible to the entire neighborhood. Glenwood Sunday Market is dedicated to financial, environmental and social sustainability in Rogers Park, town and area. For extra info, go to www.glenwoodsundaymarket.org.

RPBA is a nonprofit group that has served Chicago’s numerous Rogers Park neighborhood for 29 years. RPBA works to domesticate and maintain a thriving financial setting in Rogers Park, serving companies and residents with quite a lot of public occasions and enterprise initiatives. RPBA applications embrace the GROW/PROGRESANDO entrepreneurial coaching program, the Illinois Small Enterprise Growth Middle at Rogers Park Enterprise Alliance, annual Better of Rogers Park awards, Chalk Howard Road Competition, Style of Clark Road Crawl and the Glenwood Sunday Market farmers market.

For extra info, go to RPBA.org.

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