Loyola Farmer's Market to Offer Fresh Foods and Goods
Loyola Neighborhood News: Lake Shore Campus - V3, I8
The Loyola Farmer’s Market plans to open shop again this summer, providing Loyola and its neighboring communities with fresh, quality, seasonal, and local foods and goods. With the new location of 6590 N. Sheridan Road, the southwest corner of Albion Street and Sheridan Road will be buzzing with vendors and patrons alike every Monday from June 11 through October 15.
The Loyola University Chicago Farmer’s Market connects any community members with healthy, locally and sustainably grown produce and prepared foods. Originally the vision of a student project in the Loyola's Solutions to Environmental Problems (STEP) Food Systems course, over the past year the market has grown to include over 12 different vendors.
Conceptualized and planned by the students, the Market's goals are to:
Increase access to fresh nutritious locally grown and produced foods to community members in a densely populated urban setting
To contribute to Loyola's mission to serve those in need by providing a community gathering place where fresh, nutritious foods are affordable
To support small growers that apply sustainable agriculture and land conservation practices
To support small producers with entrepreneurial spirit
Provide a place where all can purchase local and seasonal foods to support the "farm to plate" lifestyle
Venders for the 2012 season will include
Mick Klug Fruit Farm
Armstrong Farm selling vegetables
Loyola Student Run Farm selling vegetables, and sourdough and multigrain breads
BOT Bakery selling vegan baked goods
Tomato Mountain Farm selling organic salsas, sauces, preserves and offers a CSA
C&D Family Farm selling locally raised eggs, frozen beef, chicken, and pork
Songbird Coffee selling roasted coffee beans and freshly brewed iced or hot coffee
Stamper Cheese Company selling artesian cheeses produced in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin
Izope selling specialty dog treats
Sharpening By Dave providing sharpening scissors, tools, lawnmowers and minor watch repair
Sunrise Showers Soap selling all natural soaps and body care products
The Dirty Business Bath Company selling all natural soaps and body care products
The Loyola Market Team, growers, producers and volunteers look forward to the 2012 opening day and sharing the season with you. Grab a reusable shopping bag and join us every Monday!
For further information on the Market and how to get involved, please contact Gina Lettiere at firstname.lastname@example.org 773.508.8255
Loyola Farmer’s Market
6590 N. Sheridan Road (Southwest corner of Albion and Sheridan)
Summer hours: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Mondays, June 11 to September 24*
Fall hours: 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Mondays, October 1 to October 15
*Labor Day - Market is closed
Sponsored by Loyola's Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy, Office of Sustainabilitywww.luc.edu/cuerp with support from various departments across campus.