By Erin Ross, Executive Director
95th Street Business Association
There are so many things we are all missing during these uncertain days. Those of us who work hard to bring you the 95th Street Farmers Market are especially missing hosting the market and visiting with our patrons each week. We receive questions each day asking, “When will the market open?” “What will the market look like if/when it is allowed to operate?” The truth is we simply do not know.
Although ours is a private market (meaning it operates independently of the City of Chicago Farmers Markets), we are subject to the rules and guidelines set by the city because our market takes place in a city–owned lot. The city currently has a moratorium on markets because it is difficult to ensure social distancing in this type of environment.
While we wait for an update from the city, there are many opportunities for our neighbors to suppport our wonderful 95th Street Farmers Market vendors. These options are updated on the 95th Street Farmers Market Facebook page as new enhancements are offered. Here is a summary of what is available from the vendors:
AndySunflower Café: Place orders online at andysunflowercafe.com for curbside pickup. Andy operates inside of Ain’t She Sweet Café, 9920 S. Western.
Beverly Dry Goods: This vendor is opening a store on Walden Parkway! Stay tuned for info on the grand opening, and visit their website, beverlydrygoods.com, to place orders. They offer free delivery in our area or can arrange curb side pickup.
Breadman Baking Company: Many products are available for home delivery twice a week. Visit farmersfreshdelivery.com to order.
C & D Farms: Home delivery to our area is available on Tuesdays and Saturdays each week. In addition to their products (meat, eggs, etc.), they deliver for Breadman Baking Company and John Bailey Honey. Order online at farmersfreshdelivery.com.
Coco’s Tamales: Coco offers weekend delivery. Call 708-238-4543 for product information and to place an order.
Down to Earth Beverly: Are you looking for seedlings? Down to Earth Beverly is operating a virtual market featuring over 200 varieties of organic heirloom seedlings. Info/orders: downtoearthbeverly.square.site.
Emmy and J Dips. Order online at emmyandjgourmet.com.
Erin Cox Designs: Beautiful floral arrangements are always a hit. Visit Erin Cox Designs on Facebook for information and to send her a message.
Ida’s Sweet Tooth: Order a variety of baked goods at idassweettooth.com.
John Bailey Honey: Missing the honey and maple syrup? These products are available for home delivery twice a week. Order at farmersfreshdelivery.com.
Lafevor Farm and Greenhouses: A popular produce vendor, they are launching their ecommerce site June 1. Visit their Facebook page, Lafevor Farm and Greenhouses, for information. Specifics about their new platform will be posted on the 95th Street Farmers Market page as soon as it is live.
Sitka Salmon: Sitka is offering several discounts. Visit sitkasalmonshares.com to place an order and have it shipped to your home.
Stamper Cheese: Stamper offers monthly, no-contact delivery to the market lot. Visit stampercheese.net to sign up for their emails and stay posted on when they are taking online orders.
Sweet Freaks Chocolates: Call 773-610-6320 to place an order for curbside pickup.
The 95th Street Farmers Market vendors appreciate your support and hope to see you later this summer!