Farmer's market starts Sunday
07/01/2009 10:00 PM
The Neighbors’ Development Network will debut a new farmer’s market Sunday, July 5 at Ellen Gates Starr Park, according to a press statement from the organization.
Promising locally grown produce, pastries and coffee, the market will run Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October.
Neighbors’ Development Network held its first public meeting earlier this year.
Members of the group collected some 1,100 signatures backing a Pete’s Fresh Market grocery at the southeast corner of Madison and Western.
Pete’s, along with Jewel-Osco and Food4Less, are interested in developing a store on the vacant parcel.
The group describes itself in the press statement as dedicated to the “revitalization of the Near West Side” and working on a variety of issues, including schools, crime and retail development, among others.
The market is also sponsored by the Ellen Gates Starr Park Advisory Council.