A map and guide to Downtown Evanston’s Farmers’ Market
By A map and guide to Downtown Evanston’s Farmers’ Market|
1. Stover’s Farm Market Pies (whole and half), produce (asparagus), dried fruit, salsas, jams, salad dressings, pickles and honey from Berrien Springs, Michigan
2. Teresa’s Fruit & Herbs The sibling (literally) to Henry’s Farm features produce (Asian chives, berries, etc.), herbs (peppermint, ginger mint) and potted plants (such as sweet peppers), as well as Red Barn Farm goat’s-milk soaps made by Teresa’s and Henry’s sister Jill.
3. Henry’s Farm Henry Brockman and his family stick to one farmers’ market only. So if you want your pick of the beautiful greens and spinach (not to mention burdock root and sorrel) that this Central Illinois farm is known for, you not only need to get to Evanston, but you need to get there early. Pick up a copy of sister Terra Brockman’s memoir, The Seasons on Henry’s Farm, which was nominated for a James Beard award last year, while you’re there.
4. Great Harvest Bread Co. The Evanston location brings cinnamon-chip loaves, scones, nine-grain and honey-whole-wheat breads to the market.
5. Seedling Farms Pete Klein’s South Haven, Michigan, business includes fresh fruit, jams and a smoothie-making stand.
6. To The Point Knife sharpening
7. Friends of the Market Information booth
8. 1st Orchards Flowers, plants, produce (asparagus, rhubarb) and apple cider from Dowagiac, Michigan
9. Bennison’s Bakery Baguettes, croissants and more, made in Evanston
10. Brunkow Cheese The famous baked cheese heated over a flame, plus cheese curds, hand-rolled butter and more Southwest Wisconsin delights
11. Traders Point Creamery Perhaps overshadowed by the flaming Brunkow cheese, this Zionsville, Indiana, dairy farm churns out Greek yogurt, fromage blanc, chocolate milk and more.
12. Noffke Family Farm Flowers, hydroponic tomatoes, plants
13. Geneva Lakes Produce Farm Plants (lettuce pots) and produce (asparagus) from Wisconsin
14. Lake Breeze Organics Fruits and vegetables (lettuce mix, spinach, red Russian kale) from Southwest Michigan, available only at this and the Evanston Central Street markets
15. Tomato Mountain Farm Tomato-based jarred salsas and, down the line, tomatoes from Brooklyn, Wisconsin
16. Gast Farms Flowers, such as lilacs
17. Lyons Fruit Farm South Haven, Michigan, produce (asparagus) and, soon, fruit
18. River Valley Kitchens Variety of mushrooms, pickled vegetables, granola (e.g., cranberry-pistachio) and more from Burlington, Wisconsin