Come to the Prairie Crossing Farmers Market in Grayslake for "Tomato Daze" and meat raised locally at the Prairie Crossing Farm. The Prairie Crossing Farmers Market runs from 4-7 p.m. on Friday afternoons through Sept. 28 at Station Square, 970 Harris Road.
On Sept. 21, shoppers can purchase 10 pounds of delicious red slicer and heirloom tomatoes for only $20 (while supplies last). All tomatoes are certified organic, and are grown on-site at the Prairie Crossing Learning Farm.
The September Farmers Markets will also feature sustainably raised local meat from two Prairie Crossing farms: Yaw-Ye Farms and Midnight Sun Organics. These farms are part of the Farm Business Development Center, a program that supports the development of successful family farm enterprises by focusing on the production and marketing of organic foods for local and regional food systems.
On Sept. 21, Yaw-Ye Farms will sell half and whole pork CSA shares. Pigs are raised outdoors on free-range pasture, local grains, and vegetable gleanings from other Prairie Crossing farms. Further details will be available at the market.
On Sept. 28, Midnight Sun Organics will sell sustainably raised turkey at the market. Midnight Sun will provide details about their turkeys and take pre-orders and prepayment. Turkeys will be ready just in time for your Thanksgiving feast.
Come meet the Grayslake farmers producing your food at the Prairie Crossing Farmers Market. Stock up on late summer produce, and place orders for locally raised meat. Additional market offerings include seasonal fruit, local honey, goat cheese, goat milk soap, and more. Visit www.prairiecrossing.com/farm/market.php for other market vendors.
The Prairie Crossing Farmers Market is managed by the Liberty Prairie Foundation. The Liberty Prairie Foundation is nationally recognized as a leader in developing and supporting enterprises that build and strengthen local food systems while enhancing the natural landscape. The Foundation owns the Prairie Crossing Farm and Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake, and operates the Farm Business Development Center (www.prairiecrossingfarms.com) and the Prairie Crossing Learning Farm (www.prairiecrossing.com/farm/learning.php).