By Sue Shekut, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Massage Therapist, Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer
Want to eat local and healthy produce from Chicago area farmers?
Farmer’s Markets Fresh!
Check out this helpful map and schedule of Chicago farmers markets from DNAInfo here. The City of Chicago’s Farmer’s Market schedule is here.
A helpful Seasonality chart to show when eat type of fruit or veggie is in season is here.
Why shop at Farmers Markets? CUESA (The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture website explains 10 reasons to shop at Farmer’s markets here. Huffington Post (also affectionately known as HuffPo), finds even more reasons to shop at farmer’s markets in their post, 15 benefits of Shopping at a Local Farmer’s Markets here.
Why do you shop at local farmer’s markets?
What is your favorite Chicago area farmer’s market?
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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer
Farmers Markets are typically outdoors. Image via Wikipedia
Did you know that you can get local produce and food stuffs year round at the Elgin Winter Market- A huge, heated indoor Winter Market in the hub of the Chicago suburbs! The heated Historic Warehouse is Handicapped Accessible and parking is free!
The Elgin Winter Market Objective’s is to sustain local producers and their laborers year round. The Winter Market aims to decrease the number of food miles from farm to table as well as to educate consumers about buying, storing and using produce during the winter. Vendors include the farmers market, antiques, collectibles, crafts, bakery, cheeses, spices, artwork, and more.
Market Days Saturdays:
Nov. 5,12,19, 26
March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
ELGIN, IL MARKET
166 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 60120
For more info go to the Local Harvest website here.
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