Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Eat Fresh, Eat Local on Chicago's North Shore!

A healthy lifestyle is just one of the many things offered on Chicago’s North Shore.  Whether it’s taking advantage of biking and walking trails, getting out in the fresh air in each North Shore cities’ quaint downtown or shopping for local produce at the area farmers’ markets; you’ll enjoy endless opportunities to engage in a health filled lifestyle this summer!
In serving as a North Shore Real Estate agent for a number of years in the cities of Deerfield, Winnetka, Northbrook, Glencoe and Highland Park; I’m always eager to let those relocating to the area what these charming areas have to offer and ways to get involved in the community.  A great way to do this is through the weekly farmers markets  which allow you to eat fresh, support local farmers and get to know your neighbors.
Below are just a few of the North Shore farmer’s markets you won’t want to miss!
Deerfield Farmers Market
Metra Commuter Lot at Deerfield Rd. & Robert York Ave., Deerfield
Saturday Mornings, June 16 - October 13 from 7am to 12:30pm                
- Savor the Flavor of the Seasons' Bounty at the Deerfield Farmers Market, this year celebrating its’ 18th season!  Each week find fresh-from-the-farm products grown by Midwest farmers and produced by local businesses. Choose from organic fruits and flowers, fresh baked good, hand-crafted Wisconsin cheese and much more!  This is Deerfield's very own place to be every Saturday morning! 
Northbrook Farmers Market
Our Lady of the Brook Church
3700 Dundee Road, Northbrook
Wednesdays, June 20 - October 10 from 7am to 1pm
- Northbrook Farmers Market opens its 4th season next Wednesday, June 20, with the traditional 9:30 a.m. Watermelon Cutting Ceremony presided by Village President Sandy Frum.  Musical performances, crafts for the children, free popcorn, police and fire department vehicle tours and much more will make the opening day a memorable experience!
Glencoe Farmers Market
Metra Commuter Parking Lot
NE Corner of Green Bay & Park, Glencoe
Saturdays, June 23 - October 27 from 8am to 1pm
- Shop for fresh fruits, veggies, baked goods, flowers and more at the Glencoe Farmers Market sponsored by the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce. 
Ravinia Farmer’s Market
475 Roger Williams Ave, Highland Park
Wednedays, June 6 - October 31 from 7am to 1pm
- This local Highland Park market is filled with local produce and goods that will keep you coming back each Saturday!
I hope you’re able to get outdoors this summer and enjoy the healthy and fresh food grown by local farmers.  This is a great way to support the local businesses and the community while buying the freshest produce in the area!
If you’re considering relocating to the North Shore this summer and are interested in learning more about the North Shore lifestyle or would like to see some of the homes currently available on the North Shore Real Estate market; please contact me today!  

Janie Bress
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