61st Street Farmers Market to reopen this weekend

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS
Staff Writer

The 61st Street Farmers Market will reopen this Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., for its final monthly indoor market for the season.

Since the 61st Street Farmers Market is held at Experimental Station, the market is able to offer intermittent indoor market days during the fall and winter months in addition to its regular outdoor summer schedule. The last indoor 61st Street Farmers Market day was March 10.

The market will feature Zenner Family’s 100 percent pure maple syrup, from Medford, Wisconsin; Gorman Family’s Farm spinach, lettuce, potted herbs, and honey; and Urban Canopy’s kale, shallots, beets, turnips, radishes, celery root, acorn squash, potatoes, and wheatgrass.

The market will also feature Tomato Mountain Farms’ fresh spinach, beets, and carrots, plus a Tomato Mountain line of salsas, tomato soup, and Bloody Mary Mix. The meat market options will consist of fresh grass-fed beef distributed by Faith Farms.

“We are delighted to be bringing back many of [our shoppers’] favorite farmers and food artisans,” said Connie Spreen, spokeswoman for the 61st Street Farmers Market.

On Saturday at 10:30 a.m., Chef Gail Kerr will offer a taste of her special Chopped Greens Salad. Followed by a Story Time session for families in Build Coffee cafe from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The 61st Street Farmers Market will begin its 11th annual outdoor season on Saturday, May 12.

For more information visit experimentalstation.org.

j.phillips@hpherald.com