C3 Partner, Faith in Place, will sponsor Winter Farmers Markets Throughout Chicagoland

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
Faith Lutheran Church
3801 Madison Ave. Brookfield, IL 60513

Saturday, January 28, 10:00am-2:00pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
205 N. Prospect Ave. Park Ridge, IL 60068

Sunday, November 13, 12:00pm-3:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin
39W830 Highland Ave. Elgin, IL 60124

Sunday, February 12, Time TBA
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
303 Dodge Avenue Evanston, IL 60202

Saturday, December 4, 10:00am-2:00pm
North Shore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Rd. Deerfield, IL 60015

Saturday, February 18, 9:00am-1:00pm
Glenview New Church
74 Park Dr. Glenview, IL 60025

Sunday, December 11, 11:30-3:00pm
First Evangelical Free Church
5255 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago IL 60640

Sunday, February 19, 10:00am-1:00pm
St. John’s Episcopal Church
3857 N. Kostner Ave. Chicago, IL 60641

Saturday, December 17, 10:00am-2:00pm
Church of St. Benedicts
909 Lily Cache Ln. Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Saturday, February 25, 10:00am-2:00pm
Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church
9147 S. Jeffery Blvd. Chicago, IL 60617

Saturday, January 14, TBA
Unity Temple UU
875 W. Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301

Sunday, March 4, 8:30am-1:00pm
St. Giles Parish
1025 Columbian Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302

Saturday, January 21, 9:00am-1:00pm
Lake Street Church
607 Lake St. Evanston, IL 60201

Sunday, March 11, TBA
The Center 12700
Southwest Hwy. Palos Park, IL 60464

Sunday, January 22, 10:00am-2:00pm
Countryside UU
1025 N. Smith St. Palatine, IL 60067

Saturday, March 24, 9:00am-1:00pm
Euclide Avenue United Methodist Church
405 Euclid Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302