CLC's Farm Market opens for summer

Summer is right around the corner, and the Farm Market at College of Lake County has opened to provide the community with locally grown plants and produce. The market will be open from 3-5:30 p.m. Thursday through October.

Produce sold at the market is organically grown at CLC's Grayslake Campus. Tended to by staff and student workers, the products are harvested the day of or the previous day for maximum freshness.

"All the produce at the farm is grown using organic and sustainable methods," Horticulture Lab Coordinator Melanie Bromberek said. "Since we don't have to ship it anywhere, everything is super fresh and has a better flavor and shelf life than most things at the grocery store. We also grow a lot of unique and heirloom varieties that are hard to find anywhere else."

In addition to fresh vegetables, plants, flowers, herbs and teas are available for purchase.

Overflow produce is donated to CLC's Share Market, a place where students can find free food and supplies if they need it. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

For more information, email Melanie Bromberek at, or visit the Facebook page (@clchorticulture) or Instagram (@clccampusfarm).

For details on the college's horticultural programs, visit

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