ILC Thanksgiving Market: What Was Last, Now is First

Immanuel Lutheran Church, at 616 Lake Street (Sherman and Lake) here in Evanston has been holding a Pre-Thanksgiving Indoor/Outdoor Farmers Market for many years.

In writing about it, our lede has always been centered around the fact that this market was the final hurrah for most of the vendors until the next year’s Spring. Since last year, that’s no longer the case.

The market, which will be held on Saturday, November 19 from 8 am to 1 pm, is now the first of 11 markets that will be held at the church throughout the Fall, Winter, and early Spring. Along with the weekly Ecology Center Farmers Market, that makes for a lot of options for those who want to continue eating seasonal produce and supporting local farmers and artisans.

The Pre-Thanksgiving market is a bit different than the others. It’s an indoor/outdoor affair, for one. As of this moment, the extended forecast puts the temperature at around 50 degrees for most of the morning, with moderately high winds. Rain is forecast for later in the day. Last year’s forecast was similar the week before the market, and things got a little more brutal once the day arrived. Hopefully, this year, Winter will wait until after we all get our sweet potatoes, turkeys, and all the other seasonal options.

Regardless, there will be lots to choose from. Here’s the roster of farms and artisans who will be at the market on November 19:

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Pre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market

Saturday, November 19, from 8 am to 1 pm
616 Lake Street, Evanston, IL  (Sherman and Lake)
  • City Press Juice & Bottle
  • Elko Farm
  • Endless Greens
  • Green Acres
  • Heartland Meats
  • Henry’s Farm
  • Katic Breads
  • Kinnikinnick Farm
  • Klehm Orchids
  • Lake Breeze Organics
  • Metropolitan Farms
  • Mint Creek Farm
  • Morlock and Girls
  • Morsels Patisserie
  • Nichols Farm & Orchard
  • Organic Pastures
  • Patz Maple & Honey/Frosty
  • River Valley Ranch
  • Sunny Lane Farm
  • The Cheese People
  • TC’s Mixes
  • Tomato Mountain
  • Whimsical Acres