Ready, set, run! The time has finally come to visit the local farmers market. Farmers markets are busting out everywhere and the Arlington Heights market opens this Saturday, June 9, right behind the library in the parking lot at Vail and Fremont. The market will run from now until Oct. 20 and the hours are 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Check this list for other farmers markets in our area that you might also want to visit.
Farmers markets offer farm-fresh, flavorful, affordable, and healthy local products such as fruits, vegetables, cheeses, herbs, fish, flowers, baked goods, meat and much more.
Supporting a local farmers market is one of the greenest things you can do. Why?
The produce you purchase will be fresher than anything you can buy in a store.
It will have traveled fewer miles to get to you.
Small local farmers are less likely to use lots of chemicals in growing their produce.
You can actually talk to them to find out exactly what growing methods they use.
You won't want to miss our Green Screening film discussion
coming up on Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m. . We'll be viewing the documentary INGREDIENTS
that tells the story of America's local food movement. After the screening there will be a discussion and Q&A with local food movement experts. Register
And If you make it to one of the local markets this weekend, give us the dirt on what you thought was the best thing about it. We’d love to hear from you here as well as on facebook