Despite today’s gloomy weather, farmers and customers turned out for Evanston’s two Wednesday afternoon farmers markets.
At Independence Park on Central Street, two blocks west of Green Bay Road, fresh produce and homemade bread was ready and waiting for customers.
“Rain or shine, we’ll be here every Wednesday through October,” said Garth Proctor, the manager at the Central Street Green Market, as he smiled and removed his rain jacket.
Proctor says vendors at the Central Street Green Market sell only organic produce. Market hours are 3 to 7 p.m.
At the other end of town, in Ridgeville Park, on the corner of Ridge Avenue and South Boulevard, rain gear was also the order of the day.
The Ridgeville Farmers’ Market is open every Wednesday, from 3:30 to 7 p.m.
Farmers from Michigan brought fresh fruits, and local residents baked their own cookies to sell.
If you can’t wait a week to try out the Wednesday markets, Evanston also offers two Saturday farmers markets — downtown next to the Maple Avenue parking garage from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on the west side at Church and Dodge from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.