HIGHLAND PARK – Back in business for its 40th Season, the Ravinia Farmers Market is excited to return every Wednesday June 6 through October 31 (closed July 4) from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bringing over 20 vendors and its usual upbeat atmosphere to Jens Jensen park, this year’s market incorporates exciting additions under the new management of Ravinia Farmers Market veteran Ed Kugler.
Deemed a food guru and fantastic gardener, Ed is currently starting The Organic Food Club in Highland Park, a membership service providing organic vegetables grown specifically to your order, and is involved with a number of other natural food ventures. He was also a vendor at the Ravinia Farmers Market in its very first year as “the sprout man” with the Highwood organic sprouts business he opened in 1978.
Under Ed’s “fresh” management, the market is excited to welcome new improvements for its 40th anniversary celebration. This year’s market will feature weekly live music and a larger selection of prepared food and bakery items than ever before. In addition, guests will find local information as well as commemorative reusable shopping bags under the Ravinia Farmers Market Tent. There will also be another tented area where attendees will have the opportunity to watch professional cooking demos, sample vendor products, and participate in different activities throughout the summer.
The attraction of each market day will feature a drawing at 11 am, offering a chance to win a large variety of prizes including lawn passes to the Ravinia Festival, discounted savings certificates from local vendors, gift baskets, and others.
Submitted by Ravinia Farmers Market