Faith in Place sponsors indoor Winter Farmers Markets throughout the Chicagoland area. These markets provided small, local farm producers with additional venues to extend their income beyond the growing season. Hosted by many different congregations and also open to the public, these markets offer consumers an opportunity to purchase cheese, meat and poultry, soap, syrup, honey, wool, raw fibers, vinegars, dried fruits, milled flours, sauces and salsas, preserves, cider, and fresh produce as available.
For the farmers, there is no fee to participate, but they donate 10% of what they take in at the market (after a threshold amount) via Faith In Place to an Illinois Farmer Crisis Fund modeled after Wisconsin’s Harvest of Hope Fund which, for almost 20 years, has been giving monetary gifts of up to $1,000 to farmers in crisis due to illness or unexpected expenses.
When and Where?
Their markets run from November through March
Sunday November 6, 12:00pm-3:00pm
Saturday, January 28, 10:00am-2:00pm
Sunday, November 13, 12:00pm-3:00pm
Sunday, February 12, Time TBA
Saturday, December 4, 10:00am-2:00pm
Saturday, February 18, 9:00am-1:00pm
Sunday, December 11, 11:30-3:00pm
Sunday, February 19, 10:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, December 17, 10:00am-2:00pm
Saturday, February 25, 10:00am-2:00pm
Saturday, January 14, TBA
Sunday, March 4, 8:30am-1:00pm
Saturday, January 21, 9:00am-1:00pm
Sunday, March 11, TBA
Sunday, January 22, 10:00am-2:00pm
Saturday, March 24, 9:00am-1:00pm