Glenwood Sunday Market connects local farmers with Rogers Park and the surrounding community. Our preference is for farmers growing within a 200 mile radius of zip code 60626, who grow using sustainable, ecological and organic practices. Our farmers and food artisans are thoroughly vetted to meet this criteria.
B True Bakery joined the market in June, 2011 and is the brainchild of French Pastry School graduate Brady Braden. Brady produces all-natural, whole grain baked goods with incomparable flavor and remarkably rich texture. Our products are naturally free of trans-fats and enriched, refined flours. Our whole grain sweets are a delicious indulgence you can enjoy with peace of mind. Breakfast is a great time to increase your daily whole grain consumption and our varied selection of morning pastries will surely please any member of your family. Our rustic artisan breads are made with a wide variety of grains and flours, providing a multitude of flavors and textures for you to enjoy.
Bennison's Bakery joined the market in June, 2010 and has been a North Shore institution since 1938, earning a reputation as a high quality full line bakery with an emphasis on European style pastries, cookies and custom decorated cakes. It is one of the few bakeries in the country to employ two Certified Master Bakers. Both bakers completed the training and testing required to obtain this certification, the highest level a baker can achieve. Owner and Certified Master Baker, Jory Downer, grand prize winner of the Coup du Monde in 2005. ensures that both are at the top of their field and that Bennison's products will always be of the highest quality.
Big Head Farm is a certified organic farm that grows vegetables, fruit, herbs, and flowers in a way that doesn't hurt the environment. Their organic products go to Chicago, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan, along the I-94 corridor. Big Head Farm is the brain-child of Karen Warner, the driving force behind everything from property selection to heavy manual labor on the farm. Farm planning started in early summer of 2008 when Karen began "guerrilla gardening" a plot of dirt 2 feet by 10 feet between the concrete of our former Chicago condo building and the church next door. During that first summer she organically produced more peppers, tomatoes, basil, and mint than we could eat. She emphasized preserving the bounty, through giving much of it away to friends and neighbors. Since then Big Head has grown three times in three years to accommodate the demand for fresh, naturally grown food and is now located in Benton Harbor, MI. We are thrilled to welcome them to their first season at the market!
Breslin Farms is a father-and-daughter operation growing certified organic row crops on the family farm. With a focus on biodiversity and sustainability, they concentrate on small grains and dry beans. They use heirloom varieties and save our own seed whenever possible. We are happy to have had Breslin Farms at the market since the 2012 season.
Cedar Valley Sustainable Farms is joined the market for the 2014 outdoor season. Sustainability is important to Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm; so important, it was part of their name before a seed was planted or an animal was purchased. Sustainability informs their farming practices, purchasing decisions, processing, product pricing, marketing channels, human resources, and succession planning. Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm uses multiple species, rotational grazing. Laying hens follow grazing cattle to help control parasites and spread and incorporate manure. Meat chickens move over recently grazed or baled paddocks spreading additional manure to enrich the pastures. Ecologically, raising animals in small herds, with an emphasis on pastured feeding models, has multiple benefits.
Defloured Bakery believes that everyone has a right to dessert, whether you have Celiac disease, or for whatever reason you require or desire a gluten free diet. Their goal is to make the happiness of a chocolatey brownie and scrumptious chocolate chip cookie available to everyone. Johanna is a self-taught baker, baking since she was able to reach the counter tops. Making good old fashioned desserts gluten free is a challenge she is up to and she loves the idea of providing goodies that were once seen as something gluten intolerant individuals may have to go without. She spends the time to make every one of her products so that you'd never know they were gluten free!
Earth First Farms is a certified organic apple orchard and vegetable farm managed by Tom and Denise Rosenfeld and family. Only 100 miles from Chicago, 100% of all produce is certified organic by the Global Organic Alliance. We are thrilled that as of August, 2012, Earth First has joined Glenwood Sunday Market as a produce vendor!
Beautifully situated on more than 60 acres of rolling land in Southwest Michigan, the farm now encompasses more than 4500 fruit-bearing apple trees, a field of strawberries, and a diverse vegetable crop that varies annually. In addition to a tree rental program and CSA, Earth First Farms sell apples, cider, pies, and vegetables. U-Pick options are also available-information is on their website.
The farm, located in Berrien Center, Michigan, has been owned and operated by the Rosenfeld family since 2005 who also manage 20 neighboring acres of organic apple orchard. Contact us for information about their annual harvest party.
Gretta's Goats is a locally crafted artisan soap that is made with moisturizing farm fresh goat milk, organic sustainable vegetable and essential oils. The soap is carefully crafted in small batches utilizing the cold-process method of soap making. Gretta’s mini dairy goats are seasonally milked twice daily and graze on twenty five acres of organic pasture. Gretta’s Soap is for people who are looking for products that are locally made, that exclude artificial colors and synthetic fragrances, and that are environmentally friendly. Gretta’s Goat Milk Soap is safe and gentle for children and people with the most sensitive skin due to a chemical free recipe.
Hardin Family Farms from Michigan offers a wide variety of sustainably grown fruits and vegetables including apples, cherries, peaches, berries, apricots, plums, asparagus, corn, tomatoes, cider and other fruits and vegetables.
Katherine Anne Confections joined the market in June, 2010. Katherine Anne Confections is a local and organically focused Chicago chocolatier. Using local cream, organic sugar, they have banned corn syrup from their kitchen. Local and seasonal fruits and herbs make the most delicious, addicting treats. Hand-dipped truffles, soft dipped truffles soft honey caramels and pillow-y artisan marshmallows are favorites for gifts or, of course, a personal indulgence.
Koval Distillery was formally established in 2008 but has been producing organic whiskey, liqueurs and specialty spirits in Chicago's first distillery since the mid-1800s. Founders Robert and Sonat Birnecker, chose to leave their academic careers to bring the distilling traditions of Robert’s Austrian family to America. In making this decision, they vowed to make organic spirits from scratch (avoiding the common industry practice of purchasing and bottling pre-made spirits) and to change the way people understand whiskey by creating a new, signature style - using only the “heart” cut of the distillate - affording a brighter, cleaner take on whiskey. Embracing the grain-to-bottle mentality, each step of the spirit-making process is thoughtfully monitored: beginning with contracting local farmers to grow the grain, to on-site milling and mashing, to finally distilling, bottling, and packaging.
Lyons Fruit Farm has been in operation for 28 years, farming on 15 acres of land. They are third generation fruit farmers specializing in apples, tomatoes, pears, and cider. "You take care of the trees (and fruit), the trees will take care of you." - Grandpa Lyons
Midnight Sun Organics joined the market in June 2010 and is an organic farm. Nicholas Choate-Batchelder, Becky Stark and Baby Ray the owners and operators have received and continues to receive mentorship and training through the Farm Business Development Center at Prairie Crossing and from his neighbors and colleagues in the local organic movement.
Midnight Sun Organics is committed to growing sustainably and selling locally, to provide the most nutritious, fresh, and healthiest product for our customers, while maintaining a balanced natural ecology. This means they only use natural composts and fertilizers, no synthetic chemicals are used for pest control, nor do they use GMO crop seeds.
Mint Creek Farm joined the market in June, 2010. Mint Creek's sheep feed on our farm-raised alfalfa, clover and perennial grasses in Stelle, Illinois. Mint Creek's farmers know that there are many benefits to raising animals without grains. Our lambs, grazing our grasses in the great outdoors are lean, fit and healthy.
Mint Creek Farm is owned and operated by Harry and Gwen Carr, with the help of their children, Jonathan and Raya. The Carrs started with 50 acres in 1992 and have grown to 220 acres. The sheep were originally part of their plan to enliven and enrich the soil that had been so depleted by modern mainstream agricultural practices. Using a biodynamic approach to farming makes Mint Creek's meats a truly local, sustainable treat. Check out their CSA!
Natures Pasture is a family owned and operated farm located in Auburndale, Wisconsin. Dedicated to growing natural food in a natural environment, their specialty is grass-fed Black Angus beef, pastured chicken and turkey. All beef is fed and finished on fresh grown perennial natural grasses. Natures Pasture believes in providing their cattle a better qualify of life by mimicking nature. Small enough to intimately care for their land, large enough to raise herds of premium grass-fed Black Angus beef, all of Natures Pasture's products are carefully and thoughtfully raised.
Phoenix Bean LLC was purchased by Jenny Yang when the previous owners were considering retirement. An ardent fan and consumer of Phoenix Bean products, Jenny saw opportunities to apply her business expertise to a local operation close to home, and her heritage to a tofu-making tradition that has been part of Chinese culture for hundreds of years. Jenny and her children are all lactose intolerant, so the opportunity to promote the nutritional benefits of soy as part of a balanced diet was personal as well.
We are thrilled to have had Phoenix Bean as a vendor at Glenwood Sunday Market for the past three years. Phoenix Bean is committed to continue crafting the freshest and tastiest sustainable soy products you can buy.
River Valley Ranch is a family-owned mushroom farm offering one-of-a-kind specialty foods and fresh grown produce. They handcraft their award-winning products using fresh ingredients grown right on our farm in Burlington, Wisconsin. Following the tenets of organic farming, River Valley proudly grows five varieties of mushrooms year round, including: Portabella, Crimini (aka Baby Bella), White Button, Shiitake and Oyster.
The mushrooms grow in 35 ton batches of compost, produced on the farm using agricultural waste products. It is a combination of stable bedding, poultry litter, agricultural gypsum, spent distillers or brewer’s grain. The compost is pasteurized during the mushroom growing process, making it free of weeds. No chemicals, pesticides or growth enhancers are used in the production of our mushrooms or other produce, ensuring it is some of the cleanest food available.
Salted Caramel was created in the Fall of 2009 with determination and one product... Bacon Bourbon Caramel Corn. Now, four years later, they're proud to remain committed to natural ingredients and supporting other small businesses. They love incorporating products from local artisans into their food. It is being a part of the thriving Chicago food community that helps them stay creative.
They like to think of Salted Caramel as a three ring circus creating “Sweet Meets Savory” treats. Each is a twist on a classic and presented with a vintage circus feel, honoring the fun that you can imagine comes with having a candy company. They constantly look forward to the opportunity to continue to satisfy your 'sweet meets savory' needs in the future!
Stamper Cheese carries a variety of artisanal cheeses including goat and sheep's milk cheese, and cow's milk cheeses. From fresh and delicious cheese curds to their apricot or blue brie, these cheeses which are only sold at farmers markets during the summer are a must to try.
Tomate Fresh Kitchen prepares "gourmet street food" for lunch or dinner. At the market, we are excited to have their delicious empanadas, specialty tamales and beverages each week for hungry shoppers. Chef Tania Merlos-Ruiz has been involved in many Chicago farmers markets and has opened up her first brick-and-mortar store in Evanston at 914 1/2 Noyes St, offering traditional and contemporary desserts, empanadas, tacos, burritos, gorditas, and nachos. Many options are vegetarian or vegan-friendly. Ruiz sources as many fresh ingredients as she can from local farms.
Urban Canopy’s vision is to show how the urban agriculture movement can help to create a more sustainable and equitable food system. Their mission is to grow more of our food right here in the city in a sustainable way that makes more healthy produce available (nutrition), reduces the many miles fresh food travels to get to our plates (environment), creates local jobs (economy), and empowers our communities (community).