Market Day - 9/29
The 61st Street Farmers Market wants to reconnect you with your food, your farmers, your neighbors, your fellow citizens, your planet. Every Saturday, from 9am-2pm, join us on 61st Street between Dorchester and Blackstone Avenues to buy some of the best foods available in the region, support our local economy and sustainable agriculture, meet your farmers and your neighbors, and get to know some new fellow citizens.
Here are some of this week's Market offerings that you will surely want to connect with:
- The devastating drought of 2012 has taken a huge toll on the hay and feed crop this year. Now that the hay harvest is in, our farmers have just discovered how meagre it is. Consequently, they have had to reduce their herds and have lots of pasture-raised meat available for you and your neighbors to stock up on for winter! Talk to Kim of Faith's Farm about ordering half hogs (about $5 per pound) and quarter beef (about $8 per pound). No better meat around, and at an excellent price! This week Kim also has bacon and brats back in stock. Also, stop by if you want FREE organically raised grass-fed beef stock bones (please bring your own bag).
- NEW to the Market this week! We will be welcoming Lucky Duck Farm. Emma and Kiyoshi use organic and sustainable practices to raise Asian vegetables and a variety of livestock at their farm in central Illinois. This week they will be bringing chicken (available whole, cut-up, or sold by parts), chicken eggs, duck eggs, Baby Asian greens, Mizuna, Thai/Chinese cucumbers, Shishito peppers, Thai chilies, Taiwanese cabbage, Japanese red radishes, potatoes, mizuna....
- Ingram's Jam and Bread will be returning to the Market this week with their organic Honey Wheat, Multigrain, Pepper Thyme, Rye, Cinnamon Swirl, and Pumpkin breads. Ingram's grinds their own locally sourced, organic whole wheat flours! You will also find a dazzling selection of fabulous jams—Lemon Curd, Apple Ginger jam, Hot Pepper Jelly, Apricot Chile Jam, Blueberry Lemon jam, Plum Noir.
- Mick Klug Farms will be supplying us with the season's best and freshest apples (Honey Crisp, Mutsu, Jonathan, Ida Red, Gala, Golden Delicious, Jonagold), apple cider, multiple varieties of grapes (Concord grapes, Neptune Seedless grapes, Venus grapes, Lakemont Seedless grapes), tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, pumpkins, gourds, green beans, and more!
- You can depend on Growing Power, Envision, and Mike & Clare's Farm for your kale, spinach, salad mix, sprouts, herbs, onions, leeks, beets, cabbage, tomatoes, okra, carrots, potatoes, squash....
- Spice! will be cooking up their weekly Breakfast Tacos (egg/ham/grilled peppers/cotija cheese), Homestyle Chorizo Tacos (w/cilantro and onion), Butternut Squash Tacos (with cilantro/queso fresco/chili oil), andChicken Tacos (w/sauteed radishes).
- At 10:30am, at the Chef Demo tent, Chef Holly Joshi from Urban Village Church will be going all out, preparing an international menu of dishes—Asian/Chinese (Zesty Fresh Mushroom Marinade), French (Ratatouille) and African (Nigerian Stew)!
Also, if you have not yet registered to vote, a non-partisan student group will be present at the head of the Market to enable you to register on the spot. It is easy and fast. Here is what you will need to bring with you to do so.
See you at the Market!