The Chicago Botanic Garden held the second of four planned Winter Farmers Markets this past Sunday in the center's Garden View Room. The Botanic Garden extends the traditional market season by moving the event indoors and featuring more prepared items and less fresh produce, while there definitely still is some available. This is the fifth year the Winter Farmers Market has been held.
Guests to the market discovered seasonal produce, herbs, wreaths, handmade pottery, honey, and more. A variety of local vendors participate in the event, including Xanadu Forests Apiary of Antioch, River Valley Ranch of Burlington, WI, Faith's Farm of Bonfield, IL, and Windy City Harvest of Chicago.
Two more dates are upcoming, Dec. 2 and Dec. 16. Both events run from 10a.m.-2p.m.
"It's all about local products, local farmers, local foods. It's a nice event for the holidays and a nice community event in general," said Sarah Paar, Farmers Market Manager.