Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Seasonal produce, herbs, wreaths, handmade pottery, honey, and more available at two upcoming December events.
The Chicago Botanic Garden held it second of four planned Winter Farmers Markets this past Sunday in the center's Garden View Room. The Botanic Garden extends the traditional market season by moving the event indoors and featuring more prepared items and less fresh produce, while there definitely still is some available. This is the fifth year the Winter Farmers Market has been held. Guests to the market discovered seasonal produce, herbs, wreaths, handmade pottery, honey, and more. A variety of local vendors participate in the event, among them: Xanadu Forests Apiary of Antioch, River Valley Ranch of Burlington, Wisconsin, Faith's Farm of Bonfield Illinois, and Windy City Harvest of Chicago. Two more dates are upcoming in December, one …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Skip the traditional Black Friday this year to enjoy some community fun and support local businesses.
This weekend, take a step out of the crowds of en masse Black Friday shoppers at chain stores and into the light of new holiday beginnings - by staying within the city limits of Lake Forest for all of your holiday fun this weekend. Here's the top five reasons why! 1. There’s more fun to be had than dealing with the crowds. “Traditionally, the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony kicks off the Holiday season. It’s a time for residents to welcome home family and friends for the Holidays and to socialize,” said Shelley Walker, Special Events coordinator for the City of Lake Forest. This Friday, Lake Forest’s 29th Annual Tree Lighting ceremony on Western Avenue begins at 3 p.m. with a live ice sculpting performance by Art Below Zero. “Master Carver…
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Top 10 things to do in historic Woodstock Square.
Woodstock Square has been a gathering place since the mid-19th century. Residents of that era, mainly farmers, used to gather in the square to shop for groceries, clothes or other necessities. Today, residents and visitors from throughout the region still gather at the square. The square offers culture, historical beauty and special events in every season. In the summer, shoppers can buy local food at the Farmers Market on both Tuesdays and Saturdays. A town square is unusual in Illinois. “The founders of Woodstock set the square aside to provide a restful place in town and a nice pastoral setting,” said John Scharres, managing director of the Woodstock Opera House, one of the town’s most notable buildings since 1889. “Other towns that do …
Monday, June 25, 2012
The Lake Forest Farmers Market kicked off the 2012 season Saturday in a new location and with six new vendors.
The Farmers Market in Lake Forest opened its second year Saturday at a new location — the east Train Depot — and with six new vendors. The market will run 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 20. To view more Farmers Market photos, visit Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch on Facebook, and be sure to "Like" us!
Friday, June 22, 2012
Starts Saturday at East train station and runs through October.
Friday, June 22, 2012
The city of Lake Forest Farmers Market opens Saturday with six new vendors, a new location and a new sponsor. The hours remain the same of 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The farmers market runs every Saturday through the end of October. The second year of the farmers market will feature a move to the city's East train station depot at Western Avenue and Market Square. The previous spot was the parking area behind City Hall. Six of the 25 vendors are new, and all of them are food only or consumable products. The lineup includes locally produced vegetables from Illinois and Wisconsin, fresh Michigan fruit, local artisan foods, fresh-baked goods, appetizers, desserts, drinks and a local food co-op. Newcomers include: Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital…