ROGERS PARK — The Glenwood Farmer’s Market is returning to Rogers Park on June 2 for its 10th year.
“It’s definitely one of my favorite parts of summer,” said Rogers Park resident Hannah Moody-Goo. “I can’t wait to have some fresh-baked bread and beautiful flowers in my home.”
The market is intended as an equitable and ethical local food system within Rogers Park. Last year, it served over 40,000 shoppers, according to a press release from the Rogers Park Business Alliance.
Moody-Goo also said she was excited to sample some of Stamper Cheese Company’s delicious cheeses, a sentiment shared by neighbor Aimee Balfe.
“The Triple Creme Brie with apricot and almonds is the best,” she said.
Denise Ryan said her kids already have been asking her about the farmer’s market, eager for it to open.
“[We] especially love the monkey bread from Bennison’s Bakery,” she said.
Others, like Sandra Hazel, were just excited about “all the pups to pet.”
This year the Glenwood Farmer’s Market has a new initiative called “Giving Sunday.” Once a month, shoppers will be asked to donate to a fund designed to help shoppers who use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with a double-dollar matching grant — doubling SNAP users’ purchasing power at the market.
The market is located on Glenwood Avenue, between Morse and Lunt Avenues. It takes place Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
On Sunday June 30, the market will move one block south to accommodate the Pride North Festival.
There will also be no market on August 18 due to the Glenwood Arts Festival being held that day.
Rogers Park resident Rachel Waters said if you are looking for fresh food, the market is the place to be.
“I will never forget the first time I bought some real strawberries from there,” she said. “I was like, ‘Now this is what strawberries are supposed to taste like.'”