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Ravinia Farmers Market Open for the 2016 Season!

Thursday, June 09, 2016

The 36th Annual Ravinia Farmers Market is now open
every Wednesday morning from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
June 8th through October 26th

Farmers markets date back thousands of years and span across the globe. Every farmers market is unique, made up of different vendors, selling different products, with market size varying significantly. In fact, one of the largest Farmer’s markets in the world is located in Tokyo, Japan with over 1,700 vendors. With Tokyo being the largest city in the world, it makes sense to have such a large market. However one of the more common and more quaint farmer’s market takes place right here in Ravinia every summer

The first and only farmer’s market in Highland Park was created back in 1978 by two local entrepreneurs, Hank Newenhouse and local State Farm Insurance Agent Joe Palminteri. Joe passionately ran the farmers market for 30 years before passing the reins onto Ravinia resident Lydia Davis and her son Edward Davis.

The Ravinia Farmer’s market has been a staple in our community, uniting residents and bringing some of the best tasting fruits, vegetables and other goodies to our neighborhood. These local business owners and entrepreneurs help support our community and in turn make it a wonderful place to live and work.

By Michael Babian  

Please support your local farmers market!