Market News

Budding Farmer Program Returns for 2014

For all of you who loved the Budding Farmer's Program last summer -- Good News!  The program will return this summer with all new veggies and activities.  This program is ideal for kids ages 3 - 10.  Moms -- this program keeps your kids busy while you are shopping for fresh, wholesome food for your family!

A message from Steve our Board President

September 25th marks the end of Summer Market season.  The end of the Market will also mark the end of the Farmers Market’s association with Centennial Park.   This park was donated to the Village of Grayslake eight years ago as a gathering place for the residents of Grayslake.  The Village Board has dictated that a better purpose is served by selling the park.  Market management is dedicated to continuing to make your Market the best experience possible throughout our 38 + Market dates. Your continued support, the support of our valued sponsors and the quality of our vendors validates that our efforts are recognized and appreciated.

Starting with the Fall Market, on Saturday, October 5th the challenges of working without Centennial Park while incorporating use of the new plaza, at the corner of Center Street and Whitney will present a few challenges.  Your patience during this transition is appreciated.  Please visit us and support Your Market with our last Summer Market and at the start of the Fall Market.   On behalf of Market management and the Farmers Market Board we thank you for making the Grayslake Farmers Market the best market in Lake County and northeast Illinois.

The Winter Market begins on Saturday, October 5th from 10am - 2pm.  Mark your calendars NOW! 

Heartfelt Thanks to Our Sponsors of the Week.  We really couldn't bring the Market to you without their support!  KARMA SALON • SPA, COUNTRY FINANCIAL SERVICES, AND EMIL'S.

•••Our FRIENDS of the MARKET list is growing each week.  We want to see your name added to this list.  Thank you so much to:   Malorie Mursau, Taylor Mursau, Benjamin Velmont, Connor Suwanski, Dan and Jill, Javier Enrique, Monica Wagner, Janet Katien, Donna Langel, Terry Kass, Kara Miles, Joan Guillen, Miranda Peitschman and Tim and Dawn Ricordati.   Three levels are available: frisbee ($5), insulated cooler tote ($15), or travel umbrella ($25) in a case. Your donation sustains the operation of the Grayslake Farmers Market, NFP, and provides the opportunity for more fun events for you, your family and our community.  Look for these items at the Friends of the Market Tent in Centennial Park.

Budding Farmers Program Coming to Grayslake

The Grayslake Farmers Market is pleased to announce that it will be participating in the Budding Farmers program.

Budding Farmers is an interactive enrichment program that connects children with the healthy food produced by their local farmers. During the summer, children in the Budding Farmers program ("Budding Farmers") receive a weekly packet of materials (the weekly "Booster Pack") that focus on a specific seasonal vegetable or item available from their local farm, either through their participating Farmers Market or CSA Farm. "Budding Farmers" receive a tote bag and Budding Farmers Fun Book to organize all of the interactive lesson plans, recipes, art projects, and more!


Will You be a Winner in 2013?

More opportunities coming to win Farmer Gray Bucks.  The winners from the Fall, 2012 "Market Bucks" campaign went home with turkeys, fine cheese, breads, and lots of veggies.  You can be a winner too if you shop the market.