2013 Downtown Elgin Harvest Market Vendors
|Breadsmith – St. Charles, IL – “Like” them on Facebook
Bread products (white,wheat,whole wheat,sourdough,french,peasant), Dessert Bread, Muffins, Scones, Brownies, Seasonal, Specialty Bread, Pie Bread, Foccacia, PretzelHandmade hearth baked bread, All items made from scratch on a daily basis, and baked at the bakery with no preservatives.
|THEY’RE BACK! CC Angus Beef, LLC – Mineral Point, WI
100% grassfed/grassfinished Angus BeefCC Angus Ranch works with tenderness proven sires and nature to produce a lean, succulent, and tender beef the way it was meant to be. Their animals are fed good forage by rotational grazing, stockpiling and presetting bales. They are raised humanely without the use of hormones, growth implants, or antibiotics. With the use of probiotics to enhance food safety and grassfinishing they believe that they are providing a higher nutritional product with more Omega 3, CLA, and Vitamins A, B, and E. From baby stage to harvest their purebred Black Angus beef are 100% grassfed/100% grassfinished. They feed them no corn, no corn silage or grain.
|The Cheese People – Quincy, IL – “Like” them on Facebook
Local, unique, and aged cheeses.At first glance they may seem to be just a distributor of local cheese producers, but actually they have a hand in the aging process, ages cheeses, offer some of the unique ingredients and recipes, and more.
|Golden Eagle Hotdog – Bartlett, IL – “Like” them on Facebook
Vienna Beef Hot Dogs, Vienna Polish Sausage, homemade chili, snow cones.They are a mobile concession trailer that brings the Chicago Dog to Suburbia. They pride themselves in a good product and relating well to other people. They are part of the growing trend in bringing back the old street vendor.
|NEW! Grace Farm Studios – Woodstock, IL
Crushed/sifted red raspberry leaf tea. Tea flavoring syrups: Red raspberry simmered in organic cane sugar; red raspberry simmered in local honest; red raspberry simmered in local maple syrup; and gold raspberry simmered with pears in organic cane sugar. Raspberry jam made with the above assorted sweeteners. Raspberry ice cream. Raspberry baked goods from time to time. A few Icelandic woolen goods from our flock.They are an Illinois specialty grower that has adopted conservation farming practices which protect our naturally rich soil and are friendly to wildlife. They do not use pesticides or herbicides. They are friendly to beneficial insects and native pollinators. No till, no pesticides, no herbicides. Nine varieties of raspberries. They also make woolen goods from the fleece of our Icelandic sheep and our llama, Gulliver.
|THEY’RE BACK! Gramp’s Gourmet Foods – Scales Mound, IL –“Like” them on Facebook
They offer 6 varieties of sweet pickles – Original, jalapeno, garlic, horseradish, habanero and kickers 6 varieties of sour dill pickles – sour dill, garlic, horseradish, jalapeno, jalapeno/garlic and habanero 6 varieties of pickled beets – original, cinnamon, horseradish, onion, heet and red hot (both made with jalapeno Apple Pie in a Jar – a drink that tastes like apple pie) and Martha’s sweet spicy mustard. All products are handcrafted in their own FDA & State licensed kitchens.Their products are handcrafted in small batches using traditional recipes and canning methods. They offer flavors that will remind people of canned goods made by their parents or grandparents.All of their products are produced in their kitchens in Scales Mound. Because their products are made by hand they have been able to create employment in their small community.
|NEW! Katic Breads – Aurora, IL – “Like” Them On Facebook
Organic Heirloom Breads: Pain de Campagne, Pain de Sophia, Harvest Bread, Herb Focaccia, Kalamata Olive loaf, Raisin Roasted Walnut, Baguette De Tradition, Boule de Tradition, Ciabatta, Spelt, Buckwheat Organic Croissants: Butter Croissant, Pain au ChocolatKatic Breads is owned and operated by the bakers, Dusan and Carissa Katic. They are a husband and wife team, with a unified purpose. We provide Organic Breads crafted using pre-19th century European methods using hand mixing. Their breads are made with organic flour and a variety of ancient grains including but not limited to, spelt, millet and buckwheat. They are committed to using only the most wholesome ingredients.
|Let’s Spice It Up – Gilberts, IL – “Like” them on Facebook
Spices, Herbs, Rubs, Blended Seasonings, Pure Vanilla Extract, Specialty Extracts, Hot Sauces, Soup Base GravyThey select only the highest quality, gourmet-graded herbs and spices available from the finest sources around the world to enhance your culinary experiences. They hand mix, pack and label their products offering unique boutique spices, rubs and baking extracts.
|NEW! Maggie’s Munchies – Park Ridge, IL – “Like” them on Facebook
An all natural dog treat company that hand makes all our own treats. We do not bake with preservatives or artificial colors/ingredients. Their treats are made with Bison liver, fruit or vegetables. They cater to their customers dogs changing dietary needs. They have treats for diabetic, gluten free or dairy free dog diets.This business was established so dogs would have a wholesome treat that was free of fillers or chemicals. All about quality.
|NEW! Maui Wowi Tiki – Carol Stream, IL – “Like” them on FacebookAll natural hawaiian fruit smoothies; 2-3 flavors each week including: strawberry banana, mango orange, pina colada, harvest peach, kiwi lemon lime, lemon wave, black raspberry, & Mocha Kona chillin’ Hawaiian Kona coffee, Ice flavored lattes, Ice coffeesAll natural fresh fruit smoothies blended on site. All are gluten free and Lemon wave is dairy free. Each smoothie has 1 serving of fruit.|
|NEW! Naturally Naked – Sugar Grove, IL – “Like” them on Facebook
Eggs, Chicken, Turkey, and depending on availability goat.Naturally raised meat and eggs from animals that are raised on Pasture! They are Not licensed as organic but they never use hormones or antibiotics. All of their feed is natural without commercial additives and they utilize herbal and homopathic remedies should there be a need.They are within 25 miles from the Market. They try to purchase their breeding animals and baby chicks from other local farms to help support the local farming community and eliminate big Ag business dependency.
|Olives 4 You – Wheaton, IL
Marinated olives – 18 varieties stuffed olives – 4 types humus – 10 flavors pita pita chips tapenades – 3 types muffalettaFamily business/family member always present. Unique niche product that is fresh and contains no additives or preservatives. Vegetarian and mostly vegan as well.
|Reader’s Apiaries – Streamwood, IL – “Like” them on Facebook
Honey, Creamed Honey, Flavored Creamed Honey, Comb honey, Beeswax Candles, Beeswax, Honey StixTheir hives are only 12 miles from the market. They are able to produce their own queens to increase numbers or make up for losses. Reader’s is currently working towards not needing to use any medication in the hives. They produce local honey that is minimally processed. Will NOT be present at the market on July 4, 25, August 8, 15, September 15, and 26.
|NEW! Stojan’s Vegetables – Maple Park, IL – “Like” them on Facebook
Asparagus, Herbs, Green/Wax beans, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, kale, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, okra, popcorn, sweet corn, indian corn, broom corn, pickling and slicing cucumbers, eggplant, gourds, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, snap and shell peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radish, rhubarb, spinach, zucchini, summer squash, wide variety winter squash, wide variety tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, watermelons, onions, strawberries.They are family owned and operated, so they themselves, plant, tend, harvest and market all of their own naturally home grown produce.All of their products are grown on their own farm in Maple Park, IL. No pesticides are applied unless an economic threshold is needed. Weed control is done by hand or mechanical cultivation. Another practice is the use of mulch, which also conserves moisture and avoids possible soil erosion. Bees are used for pollination.
|Tony’s Knife Sharpening Service – Schaumburg, IL
Sharpening services for all knifes, garden tools, kitchen utensils, swords and more.Has been in business more than 20+ years and he is the third generation knife sharpener in his family.
|Troggs Hollow – Elgin, IL – “Like” them on Facebook
Local produce from Tavor Imperial Star Artichoke, Royal Burgundy Bush Bean, Gold Rush Wax Bean, Provider Snap Bush Bean, Dragon Langerie Bush Bean, Detroit Dark Red Beet, Early Wonder Tall Top Beet, Guardsmark Chioggia Beet, Belstar Broccoli, Nautic Brussels Sprouts, Copenhagen Market Cabbage, Bilko Cabbage, Danvers 126 Carrot, Dragon Carrot, Goodman Cauliflower, Tango Celery, Mars Celeriac, Improved Rainbow Mix Chard, Lacinato Dinosaur Kale, Red Russian Kale, Vates Kale, Trogg’s Hollow Kale, Georgia Collards, Marketmore 76 Cucumber, National Pickling Cucumber, Black Beauty Eggplant, Ping Tung Long Eggplant, Florence Fennel Astro Arugula, Shanghai Green Baby Pac Choy, Beta Salad Mix, High Mowing Mesclun, Mix Palla Rossa Radicchi,o White Vienna Kohlrabi, Purple Vienna Kohlrabi, Bandit Leek, Varna Leek, Green Towers Lettuce, Pirat Lettuce, Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce, Cimarron Lettuce, PMR Delicious 51 Melon, Clemson Spineless 80 Okra, Gladstone Onion, Walla Walla Onion, Red Wing F1 Hybrid Onion, and much more!They are Elgin’s farm. They are better than organic and spray nothing on their plants. They are all natural. Their kids, and anyone, can walk right into their fields and pick and eat without worry of any harmful chemicals being on their food.
|Windy Acres Crafts – Elgin, IL – “Like” them on Facebook
Soap bars & liquids lotions, creams, scrubs, lip balm, healing balm, pedicure products, aroma therapy, votives, and decorative votive holders.They make all of their products from quality raw ingredients. No melt & pour or store bought and repackaged. Everything is done by hand at their home from the actual making of the product, to package and labels. They even made their own displays! Everything is made in their farm kitchen and they grow some of the herbs and make all of the products from scratch. They are only a few miles west of Elgin on Highland Avenue and literally drive straight to the market!
|Windy Acres Farm – Geneva, IL – “Like” them on Facebook
Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, beets, celery, onions, radishes, turnips, rutabaga, garlic, hardshell and soft squash, beans, eggplant, kohlrabi, potatoes, tomatoes, cabbage, sweet corn, brussel sprouts, asparagus, leeks, peppers, melon, berries, stone fruit, grapes, citrus, apple,s figs, donuts, jam/jellies, honey, carmel apples, and flowers.
They pride themselves in being client base driven and they reuse everything, never wasting, and putting any organic material back into the earth.