In the past few Tuesday’s Tips with Angie from Life As Mom Knows It, we have focused on ways to organize your family’s meals and save money in the process. See the previous posts HERE.
Today I want to focus on Eating Healthy and particularly about buying from local Farmer’s Markets. Not only is it a wonderful thing to support local businesses but you cannot find fresher produce. Farmers Markets have great prices and also have the freshest produce around. I love that you can usually speak directly to the owners of the stand about how they grow their produce too. Many of the suburbs have a weekly farmers market usually spanning from May through October and it is a great place to take children too! I’ve been to our local Farmer’s Market a few times and really hope to take my whole family there more this year. Farmers Markets are not only a place for produce but also for other flowers and plants, fresh honey, homemade breads, dips and chips, cookies, fresh meats, gourmet dog treats and more!
Have you ever been to your local farmer’s market? If so, what did you see or purchase there?
Here are some farmers markets in Chicago’s NW Suburbs. Let me know if you know of more to add!
Every Saturday Morning
May 5 – October 27
7 A.M. – 1 P.M.
Palatine Train Station
Barrington Farmers Market – Thursdays beginning June 14th
The Barrington Farmers Market returns to the Village Center at Park Avenue and Cook Streets. This popular market is held every Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. through October 18th
Sundays, June 10- October 28
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mount Prospect Train Depot West Commuter Parking Lot (corner of Northwest Hwy & Rte. 83).
Elk Grove Village was cancelled this year.
We are excited to being our third summer of Sunday morning Farmers Markets from June 17 through October 7, 2012, excluding September 2, from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm at the parking lot in Mike Rylko Community Park in front of Spray ‘n Play, 951 McHenry Rd.
Every Friday from June 8th to October 26th from 7 am to 1 pm at Trickster Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Rd.
North Arlington Heights Road and East Eastman Street, mid June through October, Saturdays from 7:30 to 1:30 pm.
Also here is a list of the Chicago area Farmer’s Markets as well as a list of items to buy, by their season.
Head on over to Angie’s Blog for more tips on eating healthy! You can find it HERE.
That concludes our series on Organizing Your Meals and Saving Money. In two weeks, we’ll start talking about organizing your children’s clothing!