Winter Farmers Market

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On Saturday, November 11, 2017 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.

Enjoy pictures from the 2015 Winter Farmers Market 

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.