Weekly Market Place coming to Polish Triangle

Date: 
05/13/2011

PolishTriangle

Vendors will be easily accessed and have the ambiance of the Nelson Algren Fountain in the Polish Triangle

Starting in late June there will be a new weekly "farmers" market in the Polish Triangle at Division, Milwaukee and Ashland called the Polish Triangle Market Place. "Our goal is to have about ten vendors selling a variety of items that would be great to take home for dinner," explained Eleanor Mayer, Program Director of the WPB (SSA #33).

Not part of Chicago's Farmers Market program, this event is being developed by the WPB in cooperation with 1st Ward Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno's office. "We think it will be either a Wed. or Thurs. but are not sure about the start and end times. Our licensing is close to being completed and we are talking with the prospective vendors to see what timing is best for them."

"The location is so perfect for being able to pick up something yummy when coming home from work, whether you're traveling by train, bus, bike or foot," she further explained. The WPB Promote Committee, which is spearheading the series, believes that this is a wonderful opportunity for local businesses as well as the farmers and that it provides another opportunity for the community to come together in a public space.

Vendors are encouraged to contact the WPB office, 1414 N. Ashland. Eleanor may be reached at 773.384-2672 or by email.

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Food that's not Jewel

There are some great grocers in that neighborhood that aren't Jewel Olivia's on Wabansia is like a local whole foods W Grocer on North is good in a pinch and has a great craft brew and wine selection There's a new local/green/fresh market on division across from Milk and Honey cafe. There are some great local food options around there, but you just have to know where to look.

Polish Triangle Farmers Market

This is such an exciting project for our neighborhood in that this is a use we really need and it will really help to improve the Polish Triangle! This is just fantastic news!

Eleanor is the BOMB!

Eleanor deserves a lot of praise for getting this off the ground. It's not easy to get this kind of thing going, and this is a real testament to her tenacity and creativity. Keep it up, Eleanor! You make the neighborhood proud!

thank you!

I love this neighborhood, but only having a Jewel nearby makes getting local food a chore/impossible. Thank you for all your hard work in putting this together!! Looking forward to shopping local...locally. Happy summer.

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