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Farmers & Vendors


6th Annual City of Lake Forest Open Air Market

Sponsored by: 

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2016 Vendors:

  Food Share Food (CSA), Lake Forest, IL 
Pasquesi's on the Square, Lake Forest, IL
  Churchill Orchards, Coloma, MI
Apple Holler, Wisconsin 
Twin Garden Farms, Harvard, IL
  Mill Road Farms, Sheffield, IL (featuring Market House on the Square, Chef Dan)
  Reprise Coffee, Lake Forest, IL 
The Jester Popcorn & Lemonade
  Taste of Paris, Mundeline, IL
Lake Forest Library, Lake Forest, IL  
4 Elements Natural Bath, Mundelein, IL
  Lilybeth Microgreens, Lake Forest, IL
  Aspriing Kitchen, Crystal Lake, IL
  The Plant Kid, Lake Forest, IL
  Kleiner's Crackers, Fox Lake, IL
  Pink House Soap, Lake Bluff, IL
  Artisan Bread Company, Evanston, IL
  Pressed Vibrance, Lake Forest, IL
  Milk and Honey Sandwich Cookies, Waukegan, IL
  Alden Hills Organic Farms, Walworth, WI
  My Decadent Sweet Tooth, Prospect Heights, IL
  Leider's Local Honey, Libertyville, IL
  It's Your Season, Vernon Hills, IL
  Nancy's Natural Fix, Libertyville, IL
Gourmet Sea Salts & Thumb Grinders, Morton Grove, IL
  Puna Chocolate Company, Tower Lakes, IL
  Tastebudz Sandwiches, HIghland Park, IL
  Boards for Education, Lake Forest, IL
  Shields Township Dog Treats, Shields Township, IL
  Wildtree Oil, Highland Park, IL
  Knife shapening service available (once a month)

Meet Churchill Orchards from Coloma, Michigan.   Watch his peach branch grow each and time your peach pie.  Paul Friday is a fruit farmer who specializes in peaches. He has developed the Flamin’ Fury peach series which is claimed to be “the sweetest and most flavorful” peach. Paul Friday’s farm also grows sweet cherries and strawberries. Paul is a Michigan peach breeder with 52 years of experience. Paul and his wife Luiba farm 30 acres of land, two-thirds of which is designated for growing his trademarked Flamin’ Fury peaches. Paul not only farms, but is also dedicated to providing communities with good local food. As part of this commitment Paul served 5 terms as president of the Michigan Certified Farm Marketers, president of the National Peach Council, and ravels to speak about his peach varieties and growing practices.

Meet Twin Gardens known for Mirai Corn Harvard IL  Twin Garden Farms was founded over 60 years ago in 1954 by George and Ruth Ahrens. The farm is still in the family and is currently run by third and fourth-generation farmer family members. Since day one, George’s mantra quality and consistency has been the focus of Twin Garden Farms. To the Ahrens, Twin Garden Farms is more than just a farm. It is a way of life and they are passionate about what they do. The farm is located on 400 acres in Harvard, IL. While, the Ahrens have planted just about every vegetable you can imagine, their specialty is Mirai sweet corn. Mirai sweet corn is a hybrid that was developed by the Ahrens right in Harvard, IL. Deemed the sweetest, most tender, and flavorful corn available, it is known for its extraordinary taste, texture, and tenderness. The Ahrens would like to share their passion with you and even invite you to visit them on their farm.

Meet Apple Holler, local, family owned farm for over 50 years.  Dave and Vicki Flannery and their family operate Apple Holler on their 74 acre apple orchard. Their apple orchard contains more than 30,000 dwarf apple trees 30 varities. Apple picking season begins in August and runs through October. Besides just apples, Apple Holler also grows a variety of other produce including sugar snap peas, peaches, pears, and pumpkins. Apple Holler’s farming philosophy states: “We believe that it is our duty and responsibility to provide your family and ours with the 

highest quality of healthy, wholesome produce; while also caring for our environment, wildlife and community with responsible pest management solutions.” Apple Holler uses a system of Integrated Pest Management to responsibly control pest outbreaks and to ensure that their crop is both environmentally safe and economically sound.

Meet Alden Hills Organic Farm.  Our Story: Alden Hills Organic Farms is a family owned farm located right outside Walworth, WI near the southern shore of beautiful Lake Geneva.  Our Mission: Our mission at Alden Hills Organic Farms is simple: to provide you and your family with the healthiest, highest-quality meat and vegetables that we can produce.  Alden Hills Organic Farms is a firm believer that wholly nourishing food comes by building a farm eco-system from the soil up, and because of this we have all of our acreage either MOSA certified Organic or in the process of being certified. We believe that the best way we can provide the highest quality food is by offering USDA certified Organic eggs, chicken, vegetables and (soon-to-be-certified-Organic) 100% grass-fed beef.

Meet Mill Road Farms.  Mill Road Farms, located in Sheffield, IL, is a family run farm headed by Executive Chef Dan Marquis, along with his brother Tim Marquis. The farms organically grown produce is providing sustainable products for not only Chef Marquis, but also many other Chicago chefs to use in their menus as well. Everyone working here believes in the fact that eating locally lends towards a healthier lifestyle, and we strive to pass that on to our customers. From the greenhouse to the fields to your plate, we pride ourselves on the attention to the details in providing you with the best product- organic produce grown for local consumption. 

220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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