The Farmer's Market in Glencoe is a long-standing tradition, which recently underwent a transformation, according to Sally Sprowl, Glencoe Chamber of Commerce executive director.
"We wanted to grow the market so we moved it to Green Bay Road and Park Avene at the Metra Station [parking lot] to increase space for our vendors and visibility for people driving past to entice them in," Sprowl said.
Along with the change of locale, the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce also engaged Lydia and Edward Davis, a mother and son marketing team, to bring in more vendors and increase the market's offerings.
"We are working to continue growing the market; we have some of the old favorites and newcomers this year," Lydia Davis said. "There is lots of parking space available which makes it more convenient for people to drop by."
The traditional fruits, vegetables and flowers are available at the market, in addition to other interesting and different selections.
They include hand-made ceramic pots filled with herbs, fresh baked breads (kosher and non-kosher) ciabatta, and a coffee supplier who roasts his own varieties and makes smoothies, specialty drinks and chai teas shoppers enjoy while they browse around.
River Valley Ranch mushrooms are brought to market by Kap Farms, who sell their own fresh fruits and vegetables. The family has farmed in and around the North Shore for close to 100 years.
Other vendors include:
- Barry's Berries
- The Flower Garden
- Bull Dog Bakery
- Highrise Bakery
The Glencoe Farmer's Market is held each Saturday through October from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Metra Station parking lot, located on the northeast corner of Green Bay Road and Park Avenue.
For more information, visit the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce website.