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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ecology Center hosts Evanston Farmers Market During the Winter

Here is some exciting news and information about Evanston's year-round Farmers Market winter location:

Ecology Center Market Debuts On December 3

We welcome the Ecology Center Market, a promising venture to bring local produce, dairy and meat to market throughout the winter months.

It will be located in the Ecology Center at 2024 McCormick Blvd. Evanston, Il 60201. The market will be every Saturday starting December 3, 2011 through April 28, 2012. The market will be closed December 24 and 31, 2011.

The purpose of this market is to extend the selling season for local fresh produce, and to provide local food artisans with a place to sell their products during the winter months. Click here for the full story, and a list of vendors.

From Huffington Post Chicago
Evanston Indoor Farmers Market
In its first year, the near north suburban market is organized by Friends of the Evanston Market and features many of the same vendors that make their summer market such a smash. Vendors sell an array of offerings including gourmet baklava (from Sheekar Delights), gargantuan mushrooms (River Valley Ranch) and even organic soaps and lotions (Green Envee), just to name a few examples.
Saturdays through April 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd. (Evanston)

Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets

Welcome to the Evanston Farmers Market website, brought to you by Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets!

Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets is an independent, non-profit organization of volunteers, acting as advocates for the Evanston Farmers Markets.

Our Mission

Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets (a 501c3 organization) educates the public about the benefits of eating fresh, locally grown foods, and advocates greater access to healthy food for all community members, regardless of means.

Please contact us for more information about Friends or to volunteer:

Visit for more information.


Thank you for reading my blog "Evanston Newbie", a project that I am using to chronicle my new life in Evanston. Do you have favorite Evanston bakeries, bike shops, events, summer camps that you can recommend? Send me an email at and I will post my review on this blog. -Lisa Degliantoni

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