Faith in Place is helping to sponsor an indoor Winter Farmers Market and Black History Month Celebration in Chicago’s East Garfield Park and North Lawndale neighborhoods. The market will be on Saturday, February 3, 9:00am – 1:00pm. Market vendors will be located at 425 S Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624, home to First Church of the Brethren Chicago and Chicago Community Mennonite Church. A free shuttle bus will be available between locations.
Other celebration activities will be located at 3622 W Douglas Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60623, home to Stone Temple Missionary Baptist Church and Proceeding Word. There will be a dance performance by Sadeerah Muhammad, African Drumming by Papa Mangue Sylla, singing, historic tours, and more. Speakers will include a representative from The North Lawndale Historical Society, Tony Williamson of Mother Carr’s Farm, and Alderman Michael Scott, Jr., 24th Ward.
Housed in two separate church buildings, all four congregations that are collaborating on this event have historical ties to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign for Civil Rights in Chicago.
At a time of year when outdoor farmers markets are closed for the season, this market will offer attendees the opportunity to purchase items such as meat, eggs, honey, salsa, jam, bread, pastries, tea, seasonally-available produce, and more. Illinois Link cards/SNAP benefits are accepted at the market. All Link/SNAP customers can double their Link purchases up to $25 to buy fruits and vegetables!
Each winter, from November through March, Faith in Place partners with faith communities to host a series of indoor Winter Farmers Markets on Saturdays and Sundays. The markets provide an additional source of income for local vendors during the off-season, promote sustainable farming methods and economic justice for regional farm families, encourage healthy, wholesome eating, and support the building of relationships between producers and consumers.
Enjoy a wide range of seasonal, sustainably-produced goods and support your local farmers and vendors!
For more information, please visit the Winter Farmers Market page.