From the City of Lake Forest:
The 2013 City of Lake Forest Farmers Market is quickly approaching. “Farmers Market Celebrates America’s Farmers and the Community.”
The 2013 City of Lake Forest Farmers Market kicks off June 22 and lasts until October 12, 2013. The City hosts the Market every Saturday from 8 am-1 pm in the Lake Forest East Train Station parking lot, located at 691 N. Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Free parking is available. The City of Lake Forest dedicates this year’s Market to “Celebrating American Farmers.” The Market commits to providing the best local, fresh, healthy food to the community and the surrounding area.
This year’s list of vendors includes: Paul Friday’s Flamin’ Fury Peaches, Geneva Lakes Produce, River Valley Ranch Kitchens & Mushrooms, Twin Garden Farms, Door County White Fish, Apple Holler, Lake Forest College Garden , Endless Greens, Pasquesi’s on the Square, JA Mayer Jams, Fox & Co, Raging Kitchen, Popcorn Company, ImpexNature, For Your Glory Soap, Gimme Granola, Lonely Olive Oil, Zen of Slow Cooking, Parterre, Taste of Paris, High Rise Baking Company, Wildtree Herbs, the Urban Arborist and Nana’s Rum Cake.
The 2013 City of Lake Forest Farmers Market includes a long list of special events coming up this season. All season long we will be hosting a Jr. Farmers Kids Club to educate children on healthy eating practices and the environment. Jr. Farmers Kids Club programs include weekly taste testing and monthly programs organized by our community partners. In support of community programing and local causes, the Lake Forest Farmers Market will host a Community Day the first Saturday of every month. Below is a list of our upcoming events.
June 22, 2013 Farmers Market Kick-off! Includes community day and Jr. Farmers Kids Club registration
June 29, 2013 Celebrate All Things Summer!
July 6, 2013 American Farmers Day!
July 13, 2013 Fun with Fungi!
July 20, 2013 Bike to the Market Day!
July 27, 2013 Side Walk Sales!
August 3, 2013 Community Day!
August 10, 2013 Lake Forest Day!
August 17, 2013 Dog Days of Summer!
August 24, 2013 Back to School Day!
August 31, 2013 Art Fair Day!
September 7, 2013 Community Day!
September 14, 2013 Chef Demo Day!
September 21, 2013 Brussels Sprouts Day!
September 28, 2013 Fall Harvest Day!
October 5, 2013 Community Day!
October 12, 2013 Pumpkin Fest! We are celebrating our last market day with a salute to the fall season with our pumpkin fest.
The city works with the Illinois Department of Agriculture to promote its “Where fresh is” campaign to showcase Illinois grown produce. In addition, the City of Lake Forest Farmers Market is a member of the Farmers Market Coalition to support other local farmers markets.
For more information contact the Office of Economic Development at (847) 613-7005. Find more information on www.cityoflakeforest.com, The City of Lake Forest Farmers Market Facebook page, and our other social media pages on Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Yelp.