The Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets have reminded pet owners that, except for service animals, their pets are not allowed to come with them to the downtown Saturday farmers market.

In a weekly bulletin to its members, the organization warns that “comfort” animals do not qualify as service animals because they may lack the training that service animals receive.

The author of the article recalled a visit to another market where a vendor had to throw out a whole pile of pastries because a dog had come into contact with them.

The Friends group also announced that Chef D’Andre Carter and his partner, Heather Bublick, of Feast & Imbibe will be back in the Friends tent tomorrow, from 9 to 11 a.m., for another cooking demo.

The Saturday market will be held, as usual, in the parking lot behind the Hilton Garden Inn Evanston and adjacent to the city’s Maple Avenue parking garage.  Market hours are 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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