MG Farmers’ Market PIE CONTEST this Saturday, July 15th!

Morton Grove Farmers’ Market

Saturday, July 15

8 am – 12 pm 

at 6210 Dempster St., Morton Grove

Fresh Produce, Baked Goods, Meat, Eggs, Honey, Prepared Foods, Soap, Live Music, Children’s Activities, and more!

Pie Baking Contest this Saturday, July 15! 

Visit for complete rules and more information.
Market Friends t-shirt orders are now being accepted! 
Market Bucks (MGFM Gift Certificates) are available for sale at the Welcome Booth.


July 15th Activities

Attention bakers and eaters of fresh, mouth-watering pie:
MGFM PIE CONTEST on July 15, rain or shine.
No fee for bakers.  Advanced registration recommended, not required.  Prizes awarded.  Slices sold after contest.
All proceeds donated to the Niles Township Food Pantry.
  • 9:45 Pie Delivery Deadline:  2 fruit pies of the same recipe (1 for show, 1 for tasting).  No dairy in the filling.
  • 10:00 Judging of the presentation pies
  • 10:30 Judging of the tasting pies
  • 11:00 Winners announced, slices sold
For the full rules and more information, visit
  • Entertainment:  Vaughn Holleran will perform from 9:00 – 9:45 am
  • Entertainment:  Fine By Me will perform from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Entertainment:  Balloon Artistry by Anna Freeman of RC Juggles 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Community Group:  Morton Grove Community Relations Commission
  • Community Group:  Morton Grove Sportsmans Club will be promoting their annual picnic and club
  • Copies of NEW creative delicious recipes for July are now available at the Welcome Booth!  Let us know what you are making with your in-season, local produce!  Send your recipes and photos to so we can share them!
  • Ask about our 2017 Market Friends Program t-shirt!

Sign up for our Friends of the Market program this Saturday at the Morton Grove Farmers’ Market!
Market Friends who sign up before July 30th will have their names listed on the back of this lovely t-shirt. 
1 t-shirt for $25, 2 for $40. Sign up at the Welcome Booth! Checks, credit cards, or cash accepted.


  • The Morton Grove Historical Museum will be open from 9 am – 12 pm

  • Please note that the Civic Center Washrooms are now available for use by Farmers’ Market patrons during market hours.  Please cross the parking lot carefully and take small children by the hand.

  • Be sure to bring your July 4th postcard coupons to the Market this weekend!  Get $1 off a $5 or $10 purchase from a single vendor.  Please fill out the coupon before redeeming.


7/15 Vendors: 

  • Bee in Beezyness with God – raw honey, honey combs and beeswax candles
  • Benhart Farms – grass fed meats from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (beef, chicken, pork, sausage, bacon, lamb, goat, duck, turkeys) and eggs
  • Bows, Piggys & Bow Ties, Oh My!  hair bows and piggy banks 
  • Cheese People, The – artisan cheese
  • Fannie’s – baked goods (cookies, cinnamon rolls, muffins, pound cakes, bread) and coffee
  • Grovestone Olive Oil – extra virgin olive oil, vinegar
  • Lyons Fruit Farm – South Haven, Michigan fruits and vegetables, apple cider, flowers, plants and eggs
  • Morton Grove Waffles – waffles made to order, served with fruit of the day, whipped cream, and/or syrup
  • Organic Bread of Heaven – certified organic, certified vegan, kosher, nut free baked goods including loaves of bread, tortillas, croissants, cookies, pies, challah, and pizza
  • Patyk Farms – Richmond, Illinois grown plants, herbs, flowers, vegetables, and popping corn
  • Tamales Express – tamales, tacos, soup, Mexican style corn on the cob (elotes), mangos, coconut, smoothies, and beverages
  • Wright Way Farm, The – organic vegetables from Beloit, Wisconsin (cabbage, nappa cabbage, kohlrabi, potatoes, turnips, summer squash, zucchini), and CSA sign ups / pick ups.  Sign up for the CSA newsletter for recipes and weekly “Updates from the Field.”


Thanks so much to all who made our Market special last Saturday!

  • Brad Moldofsky with special guests Neal Plotnik and Carol Rand

  • Broom

  • Master Gardeners Pat Reband and Bonnie Burnett
  • District 67 Foundation   There’s still time to register for Golf School District 67’s Dash 5K Family Run/Walk event on August 27.
    • $15/person- May 17th – July 31st (Family cap is $60 + T-shirts included) Early bird price!
    • $25/person- August 1st– Day of Event (Family cap is $90 + T-shirts not guaranteed)

  • Thank you to our NEWEST Market Friends: The Werth Family!  See the rest of our 2017 Market Friends here:


For more photos, please visit our Facebook photo album or our Flickr page!  Look for videos on our Facebook page:
or our Instagram account @mgfarmersmarket.
Please use the hashtag #mgfarmersmarket to share your IG photos with us!


Upcoming Events


Saturday, July 22:  Regular Market

Market Open 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Music by Chuck Falzone and Owen Hemming 

Cyclists from the North Branch Trail Alliance will be joining us as part of their Farmers’ Market Bike Tour!


Saturday, July 29:  National Dance Day

Market Open 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Last day to pre-order Market Friends t-shirts

Dance Performances throughout the morning:

  • 9:00-9:20 and 9:40-10:00 Glenview Squares
  • 9:30-9:40 Morton Grove Public Library
  • 10:25-10:40, 11:05-11:20, and 11:45-noon Morton Grove Park District


Tuesday, August 1st 5:30 – 8:30 pm

National Night Out

Hosted by the Morton Grove Police Department

Look for the MG Farmers’ Market Booth!


Saturday, August 5:  Senior Day

Market Open 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pick up pre-ordered Market Friends t-shirts

Music by Ruben Zapata


National Farmers Market Week: August 6-12, 2017

Saturday, August 12:  National Farmers’ Market Week

Market Open 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wear your Market Friends t-shirts to the Market

Music by Bob Bloom and 72 Hours

Balloon Artistry from Ryan Freeman of RC Juggles


Saturday, August 19:  MG Public Library Day

Market Open 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Performances by Isla Pacifika and the Mather Jammers


Saturday, August 19: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Family Peace Fest for Hope and Harmony

You are invited to join Morton Grove neighbors of all ages at the Farmers’ Market to celebrate the beauty and diversity in our community.

Help lift up and spread hope for continued harmony in Morton Grove and beyond.

Visit for more information.



Sign Up to Volunteer

for our 2017 Season (now – October).

We are seeking responsible teens and adults to help with clean up, set up, Welcome Booth, and Kiddie Corner.  Additional volunteers are needed this Saturday to help with the Pie Contest and sales of Pie slices afterwards!

Community Service hours available upon request.  Questions?  E-mail


Congratulations to our latest WINNER!  

The next one could be YOU!

FREE Weekly Drawing – Remember to sign up for our free drawing every week at the Welcome Booth.  All we need is your name and e-mail address for your chance to win a reusable bag filled with market goodies and/or some Market Bucks to spend at any MGFM vendor.


Our Link / SNAP / EBT program with double value matching runs through October 14th thanks to our generous Link sponsors BMO Harris Bank and NorthShore University HealthSystem.


How do I get Senior Farmers’ Market coupons?

Senior citizens (60 or older) can apply for the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP), which offers coupon books to those who qualify.  These Senior Farmers’ Market coupons can be used with certain vendors at the Morton Grove Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
The program is geared towards senior citizens whose gross household income (i.e. before taxes are withheld) is be no more than 185 percent of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines ($2,470 a month for couples or $1,832 per month for singles).  Neither the Village of Morton Grove nor the Morton Grove Farmers’ Market administer this program, although farms at our Market accept the coupons.
If you are interested in receiving this benefit, visit the Catholic Charities office at 1717 Rand Road in Des Plaines between July 17 and July 19.  You will need to bring proof of income (such as a Social Security statement, current food stamp benefits, etc.) with you.  The program is limited to a first-come, first-serve basis, so we recommend applying in person on July 17.
Call Catholic Charities at (948) 376-2101 with any questions or visit or


There is still an opportunity for your company to sponsor the Morton Grove Farmers’ Market’s 2017 Regular Season.
If you want to sponsor the Market, please contact Brad Moldofsky at


For more information about our calendar, vendors or sponsors, please call 847.750.6436, e-mail connect AT, or visit our website:


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