On Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. St. Luke’s hosts an indoor Winter Farmers Market, sponsored by Faith in Place, an interfaith environmental organization. This year’s early date will enable farmers to provide a wider variety of fresh produce.
Each year, Faith in Place helps congregations in the Chicago area bring locally and sustainably produced food to their communities during the winter months through a series of one-time winter farmers markets. These farmers markets:
- Provide an additional source of income for vendors during the off-season
- Promote sustainable farming methods and economic justice for regional farm families
- Encourage healthy, wholesome eating
- Support the building of relationships between producers and consumers
- Help farming families during times of crisis through the Farmer Crisis Fund
About the Vendors — Many vendors sell meats, cheeses, eggs and honey from locally-raised animals or produce grown on local farms (within 250 miles of Chicago). Others sell value-added products like salsa, baked goods, jam and soap. At least 25% of the ingredients in each value-added product are locally grown.
Watch this video to learn more about Faith in Place and their many diverse activities in the community.