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Grayslake Farmers Market
Monday, April 1, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
What's your favorite part of the Farmers Market?
Residents, get those reusable bags ready: the Grayslake Farmers Market season is set to kick-off April 6. That day will mark the start of the Spring Market, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays from April 6—May 25. Julie Jason, manager of operations and vender relations for the Farmers Market, said there will be 20 vendors at this year's Spring Market. Shoppers can expect lots of returning favorites, like Lester's Bison Farm, The Meat Goat, The Cheese People and Wild Flour Bakery. "We try to appeal to all types of shoppers that enjoy coming to a farmers market," said Jason. "We provide entertainment, we provide children's activities and we provide a selection of fresh produce, meats, eggs, cheeses and other value-added …
Friday, October 12, 2012
A new season, a new market. The Grayslake Fall Farmers Market opens tomorrow in Centennial Park, in downtown Grayslake.
Find a variety of fall treats at the Grayslake Fall Farmers Market, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays Oct. 13 through Dec. 22 in Centennial Park on downtown Center Street. "It's going to be our largest fall market to date," said Market Manager Julie Jason. "We have new vendors contacting us weekly to be part of the market because we have proven to be a viable farmers market in the area." Grayslake Farmers Market, which has held spring/summer markets since 1993. The fall market gives area residents even more to look forward to. The fall market will feature 19 vendors. New vendors to the fall market include: Friends Country Market, Nana's Rum Cakes, Frankie's Famous Hot Dogs and MyPYES. Favorite spring/summer market vendors who are…
Friday, July 27, 2012
Farm vendors at the Grayslake Farmers Market have taken painstaking measures like constant irrigation to ensure their crops are up to snuff for sale to market-goers.
The Grayslake Farmers Market has fewer vendors compared with previous years, but the fruits and veggies from farmers who are selling their goods look fantastic despite the drought that has plagued the Midwest. The veggies are doing just fine, assured Kevin Krug, of Berrien Center, Michigan's Klug Orchards. "Tomatoes like it hot!" The broccoli? Not so much. "Instead of a nice, tight head, it grows freaky," said Klug of broccoli growing under too-hot conditions. In response to the Midwest drought, Klug said his farm has been irrigating a lot more than usual. He figures they've spent $800 to $1,000 per week irrigating the produce crops to ensure a quality product for market-goers. The extra costs associated with that irrigation are passed on …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
If you take the bus to Downtown Grayslake, you'll want to find a new route during the Grayslake Farmers Market.
Due to the Grayslake Farmers Market, a portion of Center Street will be closed in downtown Grayslake every Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. until October 3rd, 2012. During these times, Pace Bus Route 570 will not serve Center Street between Seymour Avenue and Lake Street. This route will instead detour north of downtown via Seymour Avenue, Hawley Street and Lake Street. For information, please call the RTA Travel Information Center at (312) 837-7000 or visit Pace Bus.
Friday, June 15, 2012
From jewelry to fresh vegetables, flowers to frozen yogurt, the Grayslake Farmers offers a wide variety of items.
"I drive into Grayslake every week to come to the Farmers Market," said Michelle Lavelle of Wadsworth. "I love all the variety. The vendors are all great." She was just one of many happy shoppers out Wednesday at the Summer Grayslake Farmers Market. "Our focus this year is to provide a stable shopping environment for the visitors," said Julie Jason, operations manager/vendor relations. "We are keeping our vendors in the same locations so that shoppers know where to find their favorite items easily," she said. New this year is having the children's area and music in Centennial Park, next to Emil's. "It works out well to have all the kids activities here," said Jason. Kids enjoyed getting balloon animals created by Ryan Freeman, dancing to …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Dold made several stops in Grayslake, Libertyville, Gurnee, Mundelein and Round Lake on June 13 to talk to people about his goals of bipartisan efforts to cut big government spending.
Congressman Robert Dold (R-10) spent the first day of his “Working Together” campaign bus tour visiting spots in the northern Lake County portions of the 10th District. "It is always great to just get out and talk to people," Dold said, as he explored the Grayslake Farmers Market. "This tour is another way to reach out to people." Dold met with residents at the Lake Street Metra Station; Fred's Diner; the Hillside Restaurant with IL State Rep. Sandy Cole, IL Rep. Sid Mathias and former IL House of Representatives Majority Leader Robert Churchill. Dold walked around the Grayslake Farmers Market and ended his day in Grayslake at The Vine, where a reception was hosted by Churchill and Grayslake Mayor Rhett Taylor. During the afternoon, Dold …
Monday, April 9, 2012
From flowers to food, from olives to bison burgers, from soaps to sweets, the Grayslake Farmers Market offers a wide selection of items.
Shoppers searched out unique items during the opening weekend of the Spring Grayslake Farmers Market. The market is open each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Grayslake on Center Street. Vendors include: This year's market offers new booths in the Centennial Park area next to Emil's Tavern on Center Street. For more info, visit www.grayslakefarmersmarket.com.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Between 50 to 60 vendors will again offer their goods at the Summer Farmers Market along Center Street.
For Ron Lester, the farmers market is more than just a place to sell goods. Raising a family and running a materials business in Lake County, Lester said coming to the market is a chance to see friends from decades past. “It’s a gathering place of all your friends. It’s a friendly atmosphere,” he said. “We sit and talk about the past and what’s happening in the future.” Lester has brought Lester’s Bison Farm, based in Salem, Wis. the past 10 years to Grayslake Summer Farmers Market, which will open Wednesday along Center Street. The market will remain open from 3 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday through Oct. 5. Steve Sarich, president of the 14-year-old nonprofit organization that runs the market, said many factors allow the Grayslake Summer …
Monday, April 4, 2011
The Grayslake Farmers Market launched its spring season April 2 with hungry shoppers visiting new and favorite vendors.
Fresh veggies, fresh fruits, and new vendors were all part of opening day for the Grayslake Farmers Market. Opening day of the spring season included more than 50 vendors and an encouraging measure of new and long-time loyal shoppers April 2 in downtown Grayslake. “Fresh veggies, fruits, everything,” said shopper Nancy Mason about what keeps her coming back to the market. A variety of vendors including those that sell organic produce, meat, cheese, hummus, wine, specialty pies and even flowers lined downtown Center Street excited to discuss their products and greet new and familiar faces. Dave Dodson, business office manager of Wild Flour Bakery, said the Milwaukee-based business has been at the Grayslake Farmers Market for the past six to…