South Loop to Welcome New Farmers Market

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By: Ashmar Mandou

South Loop residents are about to welcome a new fresh farmers market on Thursday, June 25th. Replete with local produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, specialty foods and other artisan products, the South Loop Farmers Market (SLFM), will be held in the parking lot adjacent to the National Historic Landmark, Second Presbyterian Church, located at 1936 S. Michigan Ave and will bring a variety of healthy options for south side residents.

“This is a big deal for South Loopers,” said Tina Feldstein, SLFM manager and co-founder. Feldstein, who also serves as president of the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance (PDNA), South Loop’s leading community group added, “Our community has been waiting for a quality farmers market south of Roosevelt Road for years, and when the market opens June 25th, it will be a major celebration.” The South Loop Farmers Market encourages the consumption of locally grown, healthy foods. “We could not be more thrilled to provide such an exciting weekly destination to bring together residents and travelers alike,” said SLFM manager and co-founder Stephanie Jokich. “We will be connecting a vibrant and thriving community with local farms and small businesses, a market with a purpose.” The farmers market will take place every Thursday, rain or shine, through Oct. 8th from 4p.m., to 8p.m. The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) serves as key sponsor of the South Loop Farmers Market. Participating vendors include: Steven Frank Farm, Not Just Cookies, Pleasant House Bakery, Spirit Tea, and much more.

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