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Weiss Hospital Farmer's Market Vendors To Move Outside Thursday

By Mina Bloom | June 3, 2015 5:33pm
 A farmer's market in North Center.
A farmer's market in North Center.
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UPTOWN — There's something about buying farm-fresh fruits and veggies outdoors that really makes it feel like summer.

Uptowners can get in on the action this week.

Starting Thursday at 7 a.m., vendors with the farmer's market at Weiss Hospital are moving their stands outside for the first time this season after selling indoors since May 5, according to organizer Terry Tuohy.

On Thursday, market-goers can expect a few vendors, including Lotus Farms Chicago, which is run by a woman who sells homemade soaps and creams and is new to the lakefront market.

But Tuohy said they'll be steadily adding more vendors each week, eventually getting up to around 10. 

The market will be held every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October in the southwest corner of the hospital's parking lot at the corner of Wilson and Clarendon avenues.

Right now, the Weiss Hospital-sponsored farmer's market is the only one of its kind in the neighborhood, but Ald. James Cappleman (46th) wants to change that.

If he has his way, the Gerber building will become home to Uptown's largest indoor market. But bidding for the project won't even start until 2017 because it's tied to the Wilson Red Line overhaul.

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