Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Farmers Market Fix

On this cold and snowy day, it may seem like the last thing to contemplate would be the opening of the 2009 market season. Nevertheless, some of our farmers will be making the trip into the City this weekend for a market sponsored by CCLP (Churches Center for Land and People). The farmers donate 10% of what they earn at CCLP markets to Harvest for Hope Fund, which has been giving monetary assistance to farmers in crisis due to illness or other unforeseen issues. The market will be at St. Ben's parish at 2219 West Irving Park this Saturday from 9am to 1pm. Last month, the folks from Tomato Mountain and River Valley Ranch were there. Arnold's Farm will be offering beef, pork and poultry (pre-orders are recommended). In addition to the opportunity to buy local products directly from the farmer, the Parish will offer an a la carte cafe, including breakfast casserole, scones and fair-trade coffee.

For more information or for information about other Winter markets, visit Local Harvest.org

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