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Posted 12/21/2011 7:32am by Miranda Combs.
J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND special items for this Saturday, December 24 th...

Fresh turkeys from 10# up to 18 #

Fresh capons from 6-8#

Fresh turkey breasts from 4-10#

Boneless pork loin and tenderloin

Beef standing rib roasts and Boneless prime rib

Delmonico steaks

Smoked pheasants

* PLUS all our usual cuts of fresh USDA beef pork and poultry

NOTE*** Kennedy Children are on the Butler/ BeaverDairy Judging Team for judging the quality of dairy cattle and are again selling local Mercer cheeses to fund their judging contests...it is all $6.00/# and varieties are SMOKED CHEDDAR...COLBY/JACK...AND SWISS...ORDER BY AMOUNT YOU NEED PLEASE....

**always a good idea to call in orders including New Year' s Eve pork orders!

If you need any specialty cuts we need to know ASAP

*FRIDAY PHONE TIME ENDS AT 6 M...

HOPE TO SEE YOU AND ENJOY A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!

Val Kennedy
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As always, we will have a nice variety of our regular selections available.

Remember to call by Thursday evening!  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316.

Also, please remember that order pick-up time is from 5am-10:30 am .  We will try our best to hold the orders if you run into problems and are running late... BUT...please call the stand # (412-661-1875) so that we KNOW you are running late !!   

Thanks and see you Saturday!!

Val Kennedy 


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Please visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.
 


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The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.
 
Posted 12/19/2011 11:26pm by Miranda Combs.

Saturday December 24th- Christmas Eve

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the market will be open this Saturday, December 24th.  We will be open normal hours- 5 am until noon.  All farmers and other vendors will be there.

I will send out more detials later this week.

David Lagnese

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Please visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.
 

http://www.farmersmarketcooperativeofeastliberty.com/

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The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.


Posted 12/15/2011 4:01pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday December 17th

We will be open this Saturday, and will have a full contingent of farmers and vendors available.  

I spoke to a few of the farmers so read below for an update.

But one thing I would like to mention is to think about the Farmers Market as a source of holiday gifts and house warming presents.
 
Some of the ideas I have are....  A smoked pheasant (they come vacuum wrapped) from the JL Kennedy Meat Stand, A fresh potted flower from Zang's Greenhouse, a pound of coffee beans from the Kew Park Coffee Bar, a bottle of olive oil from the California Olive Oil Connection, a piece of local cheese from PA Made Cheese, home made baked goods from Rebecca Plum, a jar of local honey from flower and bee, a fruit basket from Kistaco Farm, a jar of all-purpose sauce from Mrs. Jones, hummus from the Greek Gourmet, a jar of amish made pickles from Greenawalt Farm.  You can use your immagination and put together a nice basket of items from the market.  I think people really appreciate getting locally made and grown items.  

Kistaco Farm
 

Kistaco will have 12 varieties of apples this week.  They will also fresh cider.  Kistaco will also have ready made holiday fruit baskets.  They will have them this week and next week.  If you want to be sure to get a specially made backet, you can order them this Saturday for next Saturday.

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Zang's Greenhouse

Rick from Zang's Greenhouse will still have some local vegetables, including potatoes, mushrooms, leeks, onions, celery root and shallots.  Chestnuts are imported from Italy.  In the flower department, Rick will have poinsettias, cyclamen, and Amaryllis.  Rick also has some really nice locally made wreaths.

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Greenawalt Farm

Locally grown items include potatoes and squash.  Of course eggs are always available. 

Brian picked up quite a bit of pine greens for decorating the house for the holidays- varieties include Blue Spruce and White Pine.

Greenawalts also have lots of prepared items like jellies, pickles, mustard and beets.  All are locally made, and some are Amish made.  They carry locally made frozen pasta and dried egg noodles.
 

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Peter Williams from Kew Park Estate Coffee visit

Peter Williams from Kew Park Estate Coffee in Jamaica visited the market last Saturday.   Peter had a great time visiting the market and talking to customers.  We spent the afternoon visiting coffee roasters.  We met with Sam Patti from La Prima, TJ Fairchild from Commonplace, and David DiOrio from 19 Coffee.  It was really an excellent day and we learned a lot from our meetings.  We asked each of these roasters to do a test roast for us. So we will be offering coffee roasted by each of them over the next few weeks.  We encourage input from our customers so that we can make a final decision on who to partner with to roast our coffee.  This Saturday we will be brewing the beans that were roasted by La Prima.

I visited Peter on the farm in Jamaica back in April.  I wrote a little story about my visit.  If you are interested, give it a read...

http://sfc.smallfarmcentral.com/dynamic_content/uploadfiles/1108/Kew%20Park%20Farm%20Visit.doc

TANA ETHIOPIAN CUISINE

Tana set up shop at the market last Saturday, and we expect them to be back this Saturday.  Tana is a neighborhood restaurant located in East Liberty at 5929 Baum Blvd., a few doors down from the Carnegie Library.  Restaurant Owner Seifu Haileyesus will be there.  They will be serving food from 9 to 11. 

If you have not tried TANA yet, you need to get over there for a visit.  Our family goes there regularly.  The food is very well prepared and flavorful.

Cook Books for sale

We continue to sell cookbooks that were written by my father- Joe Lagnese. The book is called "Cookin"- and is a book on food and life.  My father, was a big part of my inspiration and passion for food.  So I am really glad that he spent the time to put together his thoughts on life and food into a book.  The Post-Gazette ran a nice little article on the book.  Check it out.  


 http://www.postgazette.com/pg/11325/1190905-34.stm

Proceeds from sales of the book goes to a foundation that our family established to benefit people afflicted by Cystic Fibrosis.  We lost our sister-in-law, Muriel to CF last year, so we call the fondation Muriel's Breath of Life...  We will be selling books at the market.  They are only $10, and we will donate an additional $15 to the foundation for each book sold.  They also make great holiday gifts.

David Lagnese

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Please visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.
 

http://www.farmersmarketcooperativeofeastliberty.com/

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The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.


Posted 12/14/2011 6:03pm by Miranda Combs.
J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand Update

Special items for this Saturday, December 17th:



PASTURE-RAISED ROASTING CHICKENS

SMOKED PHEASANT AND  
SMOKED TURKEY

CHICKEN THIGHS

BONELESS PORK LOIN

**ANY CUT OF BEEF IF ORDERED BY THURSDAY EVENING

***SPECIAL  holiday refreshments for our customers at the annual open house starting at 6 am and while supplies last!  ENJOY!

****PLEASE order Christmas Eve pick up items ASAP like fresh turkeys and capons...hams...standing rib roast.. boneless prime rib...fillet/ tenderloin....crown pork roasts...and smoked pheasants...
PASTURE-RAISED ROASTING CHICKENS...averaging 6-8# each

Val Kennedy 

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As always, we will have a nice variety of our regular selections available.

Remember to call by Thursday evening!  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316.

Also, please remember that order pick-up time is from 5am-10:30 am .  We will try our best to hold the orders if you run into problems and are running late... BUT...please call the stand # (412-661-1875) so that we KNOW you are running late !!   

Thanks and see you Saturday!!

Val Kennedy 


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Please visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.
 


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The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.
 
Posted 12/8/2011 9:49pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday December 10th

We will be open this Saturday, and will have a full contingent of farmers and vendors available. We will also have a few special events this Saturday, please see below for details. 

I have been traveling this week and did not get to speak with all the farmers.  I did hear from Val Kennedy from the J. L. Kennedy Meat Stand with an update of items for Saturday.  So in addition to the items mentioned in yesterday's email update, the Kennedy's will have:

FRESH WHOLE QUAL

FRESH WHOLE RABBITS

Both of these items are unique, so please get to the market to try them out.

I would expect from the other farmers- Kistaco, Greenawalt and Zang's to have similar items as last week.  They will offer a combination of locally grown items other select fruits, vegatables, and flowers.

Special Events

Peter Williams from Kew Park Estate Coffee visit

Peter Williams from Kew Park Estate Coffee will be visiting the market this Saturday.  It has been over a year since Peter has visited, so we are really excited to have him.  Jamaica is a long way off, so we really appreciate when Peter visits.  Peter will be at the market from 7 AM until  about 10 AM.  It is a great opportunity to meet the person that grows the coffee we serve at the market.

I visited Peter on the farm in Jamaica back in April.  I wrote a little story about my visit.  If you are interested, give it a read...

http://sfc.smallfarmcentral.com/dynamic_content/uploadfiles/1108/Kew%20Park%20Farm%20Visit.doc

After market, Peter and I plan to meet with a few local coffee roasters so that we can begin roasting the raw (green) beans locally here in Pittsburgh.  We are very excited to reach this milestone.  I will have more details in next weeks update.

TANA ETHIOPIAN CUISINE

Tana is a neighborhood restaurant located in East Liberty at 5929 Baum Blvd., a few doors down from the Carnegie Library.  We invited Tana to come for a few weeks to set up a both to share their delicious Ethiopian cuisine with us.  Restaurant Owner Seifu Haileyesus will be there.  They will be serving food from 9 to 11. 

If you have not tried TANA yet, you need to get over there for a visit.  Our family goes there regularly.  The food is very well prepared and flavorful.

David Lagnese

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Please visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.
 

http://www.farmersmarketcooperativeofeastliberty.com/

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The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.


Posted 12/7/2011 11:26am by Miranda Combs.
J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand Update

Special items for this Saturday, December 10th:

PASTURE-RAISED ROASTING CHICKENS...averaging 6-8# each

PORK SPARE RIBS...last offering  before Christmas

*Remember we can have ANY item cut to order if called in to farm with enough notice...from ground meats to highest-end cuts of prime rib, etc...

**PLEASE don't wait to order your special holiday items for pick up on  Saturday, 12/24 ...stop in market or calls only please

Val Kennedy 

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As always, we will have a nice variety of our regular selections available.

Remember to call by Thursday evening!  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316.

Also, please remember that order pick-up time is from 5am-10:30 am .  We will try our best to hold the orders if you run into problems and are running late... BUT...please call the stand # (412-661-1875) so that we KNOW you are running late !!   

Thanks and see you Saturday!!

Val Kennedy 


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Please visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.
 


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The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.
 
Posted 12/1/2011 10:14pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday December 3rd

We had a great thanksgiving season at the market.  Thanks to everyone who supported the market during the holiday and throughout the year. 

We will be open this Saturday, and will have a full contingent of farmers and vendors available.  

One of our challenges as a market is that many people think we close for the winter after the thanksgiving holiday.  Of course we do not, we are open all year long, every Saturday.  So we are asking all of our loyal customers to take one or two of our promotional post cards for the market and give it to friend or family member to let people know that we are open all winter.  We will be passing out the cards this Saturday so thanks in advance for your support.


One thing to note is that Peter Williams, farmer and proprieter of the Kew Park Coffee Estate in Westmoreland Jamaica will be visiting the market next Saturday, December 10th.  More details in next weeks update.


I spoke to a few of the farmers so read below for an update.

Kistaco Farm 

Kistaco will have 12 varieties of apples this week.  They will also have cider, fresh cooking greens and squash.  I know I was too busy to make a pie over the holidays, so I cheated and bought one from the Kennedy's (which by the way was fabulous).  But I picked up one of those fancy earthenware pie dishes from Williams Somona today and plan to make an apple pie this weekend.

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Zang's Greenhouse

Rick from Zang's Greenhouse will have a wide variety of local vegetables, including potatoes, mushrooms, leeks, onions and shallots.  In the flower department, rick will have poinsettias, cyclamen, and Amaryllis.

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Greenawalt Farm

Locally grown items include turnips, potatoes, lots of squash.  Of course eggs are always available. 

Brian picked up quite a bit of pine greens for decorating the house for the holidays- varieties include Blue Spruce and White Pine.
 

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Kew Park Coffee Bar

As mentioned, Peter Williams from Kew Park Coffee will be visiting the market next Saturday, December 10th.  It has been over a year since Peter has visited, so we are really excited to have him.  Jamaica is a long way off, so we really appreciate when Peter visits.  After market, Peter and I plan to meet with a few local coffee roasters so that we can begin roasting the raw (green) beans locally here in Pittsburgh.  We are very excited to reach this milestone.  I will have more details in next weeks update.


Cook Books for sale

My father recently wrote and published a book called "Cookin"- a book on food and life.  My father, was a big part of my inspiration and passion for food.  So I really glad that he spent the time to put together his thought on life and food into a book.  The Post-Gazette ran a nice little article on the book.  Check it out.  


 http://www.postgazette.com/pg/11325/1190905-34.stm

Proceeds from sales of the book goes to a foundation that our family established to benefit people afflicted by Cystic Fibrosis.  We lost our sister-in-law, Muriel to CF last year, so we call the fondation Muriel's Breath of Life..  We will be selling books at the market.  They are only $10, and we will donate an additional $15 to the foundation for each book sold.

David Lagnese

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Please visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.
 

http://www.farmersmarketcooperativeofeastliberty.com/

*********************************************************

The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.


Posted 11/30/2011 2:51pm by Miranda Combs.
J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand Update

Special items for this Saturday, December 3rd:

CHICKEN THIGHS by the number or pound

BONELESS PORK LOIN cut in roasts or chops

** PLEASE DON'T WAIT to place your holiday orders!!!!

Remember we can only have your special items if you contact us via phone or at the market with enough time to prepare for you!!!

Any item is available from standing rib to boneless prime rib to pasture- raised capons and fresh turkeys!  We will be open every Saturday in December, with special cuts and items for pick up on December 24th...

Val Kennedy 

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As always, we will have a nice variety of our regular selections available.

Remember to call by Thursday evening!  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316.

Also, please remember that order pick-up time is from 5am-10:30 am .  We will try our best to hold the orders if you run into problems and are running late... BUT...please call the stand # (412-661-1875) so that we KNOW you are running late !!   

Thanks and see you Saturday!!

Val Kennedy 


*********************************************************

Please visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.
 


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The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.
 
Posted 11/20/2011 10:19pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Thanksgiving week

We had a great day at the market on Saturday- The market was packed from opening until closing, so it was a lot of fun.  Thanks to everyone that supports the market and your local farmers.

I want to update everyone on the schedule for this week....


Wednesday, November 23 (the day before Thanksgiving)

We are open the day before Thanksgiving- from 5 am until about 10 am.

Many people have ordered their Holiday meats from J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand, so this is the big pick-up day.  I asked Val Kennedy if there are still any holiday birds available for you procrastinaters out there.  She said yes there are a few birds left, but its important to call out to the farm as soon as possible.  Val also said there are PASTURE-RAISED CAPONS (special roasting chickens) available. The deadline for ordering is Tuesday at 5 pm, but obviously you should call as soon as possible.  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316.

The Kennedy's will also have their fabulous home baked pies- they will offer pumpkin, apple, Caramelapplewalnut, pecan, and strawberry/ rhubarb. Yum.  No need to bake when these pies are available.

Zang's and Greenawalts will be open with a wide selection of veggetables available.  Kistaco Farm will not be open.

As far as other vendors, the Kew Park Coffee Bar, California Olive Oil Connection and PA Made Cheese will all be open.

Saturday, November 26

The market will be open as usual the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  I think all farmers and vendors will be open with the exception of J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand.  They will be taking a much deserved break.

See you at the market.

David Lagnese

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Please visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.
 

http://www.farmersmarketcooperativeofeastliberty.com/

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The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.


Posted 11/17/2011 9:01pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday November 19th

We should have a great market this Saturday as people prepare for the big holiday.  We will have a wide selection of foods available at the market.  Hopefully you already have your order in with the Kennedy's for a holiday bird.  Please stop by on Saturday with your shopping list in hand.  Consider buying a gift item to take with you if you are visiting friends or family for the holiday.


Kistaco Farm
 

Kistaco will have many varieties of apples this week including:  

Gala
Jonathan
Rome
Red Delicious
Golden Delicious
Idared
Mutsu
Fuji
Jonagold
Stayman Winesap
Empire
Northern Spy

In addition, Pittsburgh's best cider from Kistaco Farm will also be available in 1/2 and full gallons.  The Thanksgiving table would be incomplete without cider!

Apple Butter made from Kistaco Farm apples will be available. 

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Zang's Greenhouse

Rick from Zang's Greenhouse will have a wide variety of local vegetables, including potatoes, beets, leeks, onions and shallots.  

Rick will also have local lettuce, mushrooms, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage and carrots.

Imports include navel oranges from Florida, Cranberries from Wisconsin, and Chestnuts from Italy. 

In the flower department- cycleman flowers.

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Greenawalt Farm

Locally grown items include radishes, turnips, cauliflower, brocolli, buttercup lettuce, white potatoes, sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts.  Lots of squash is available-  varieties include- Blue Hubbard, Kabocha (Green and Orange), Delicata, Spaghetti, Butternut, Butter Cup and Acorn.  Kohlarabi, and cabbage are available. 

In the fruit department, a few varieties of apples and pears.

When I spoke with Brian this evening, he was still visiting farms and picking up items, and he was not sure if he will have locally grown strawberries.

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PA Made Cheese

There are a few items to note this week.  

I received a new shipment of aged cheeses from Clover Creek Cheese Cellar.  They include a wheel of their "Pirate Blue" Blue Cheses which I will have available this Saturday.

We will also have the Blue Cheese from Common Folk Organics- amazing stuff from Lancaser County, PA, and fresh curds- from Arsenal Cheese in Lawrenceville.

We still have some Membrillo (quince paste) and will give away 1oz pieces with a purchase of cheese.

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Kew Park Coffee Bar

We will have hot coffee availale as always.  In the juice department we will have fresh squeezed tangerine, orange and grapefruit juice.  Packaged whole beans are available. 

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Dried Organic Fruit

As I mentioned last week, we received a new batch dried organic fruit from Van Dyke Farm in Gilroy, California.  

The fruit is certified organic. Its hand grown, picked and processed- then dried under the California sun.  The flavor is incredible.  Blenheim apricots are their signature item, but we also have nectatarines, pears and parsimons. Dried fruit and nuts always have a place on our Thanksgiving table.

Check out the Van Dyke Farm website for more information.

http://www.vandykeorganics.com/

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Recipe of the week

The Post-Gazette has some nice Thanksgiving recipes in todays food section.  Check out the one for oven-roasted vegetables with apple cider glaze:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11321/1190303-34.stm


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Please visit the market on Saturday!

David Lagnese

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Please visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.
 

http://www.farmersmarketcooperativeofeastliberty.com/

*********************************************************

The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.