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Eli’s & Wright College’s Farmers Market Proudly Returns for the Summer 2012 Season

Eli’s & Wright College’s Farmers Market is back again for the summer! Every Thursday from June 14 until October 25, the Farmers Market will be at Eli’s Cheesecake World from 7am until 1pm. A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables from Nichol’s Farm, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences’ Farm Stand, Cooper Farm, and more will be here! The Farmers Market also includes vibrant flowers, hand crafts, artisan breads, exciting spices, books, informational lectures and Eli’s famous grilled lunches. Different special events, activities, and speakers will be at each Market day, so check out our Facebook page and events flyer for more information. Come and join us for fresh produce and summer fun in the sun every Thursday at Eli’s Cheesecake World!

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Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences & Vaughn High School Students at the Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College Farmers Market

Eli’s is very proud of our long term partnership with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences and Vaughn High School.

For our Thursday Farmers Market, we were delighted to have special needs students from both schools participating in the Market. This is just one more example of how programs in food, agriculture and science can benefit a wide range of students.

Students from Vaughn brought crafts celebrating the Bears first game this Sunday and students from CHSAS brought produce from the farm at the school as well as bottles of the honey harvested by the students and used in our dessserts.

 

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Celebration for the Opening of the Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College Farmers Market

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On Thursday June 16th, Eli’s Cheesecake hosted a luncheon meeting for the Portage Park Chamber of Commerce. Joining in the Celebration were three Alderman from the Northwest side: Alderman Tim Cullerton of the 38th Ward, Alderman Nick Sposato of the 36th Ward and Alderman Mary O’Connor of the 41st Ward.

Celebrating the first Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College Farmers Market with Chad Nichols of Nichols Farm (far right) are Ted Szabo, President of the Portage Park Chamber of Commerce, Eli’s President Marc Schulman, Alderman Cullerton, Eli’s Market Manager Kathy Kirby, Alderman Sposato and George Borovic, the Director of the Portage Park Chamber.

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Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College Thursday Farmers Market Opens for the 2011 Season

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Every Thursday morning this summer, shop the Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College Farmers Market from 7 to 9 am (spend $5) and get a complimentary continental breakfast. What a great way to start your day!

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Chad Nichols of Nichols Farms is the anchor of the Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College Farmers Market. Come visit Chad as each week he brings an assortment of the best fresh produce in Illinois.

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Our President, Marc Schulman, is moderating a panel at the Family Farmed EXPO!

FamilyFarmed EXPO is a three-day conference, trade show and food festival for farmers, businesses, the trade, individuals and families.  Follow along on Twitter at @FamilyFarmed or Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/FamilyFarmed

Hope to see you there!

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Apple Day @ Eli’s Cheesecake in celebration of the great Apple Harvest by Nichols Orchards

At Eli’s Cheesecake, we are fortunate to host a Thursday Farmers Market in our parking lot from mid-June through the end of August. Each week, Nichols Farms & Orchards brings us a most impressive assortment of locally grown vegetables and fruits. Today was a most special day as this is the peak of the apple season–with over 50 varieties available at the Market.

In celebration of the Apple Harvest, Eli’s distributed apples to all associates—in recognition of the wonderful local agriculture in Illinois and neighboring states.

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Eli’s Kathy Kirby and Nichols Farm, Chad Nichols, at the Eli’s/Wright Farmers on Thursday, August 19th

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Eli’s/ Wright College Farmers Market Today from 7am-1pm

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Eli’s/Wright College Farmers Market Layout for Thursday, August 5th

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National Cheesecake Day Celebration at Eli’s Cheesecake!

National Cheesecake Day at Eli's Cheesecake--July 29

Activities throughout the day at Eli’s Cheesecake for National Cheesecake Day

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Eli’s Hot Rod was the place to get free samples of of Eli’s Cheesecake during the Eli’s/Wright College Farmers Market

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After School Matters Students in the Hip Hop Program did a special performance.

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The ASM students are taught for the summer by Happiness Club Artistic Director Tanji Harper

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Chef Antonio very busy on the grill

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According to Chad Nichols of Nichols Farm and Orchard, we are now entering the prime weeks for his excellent produce.

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Wright College sponsored a flower arranging class.

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