NBK Farmers Market Helps Local Families in Need
We partner with Northfield Township Food Pantry to collect fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution to pantry clients. At the end of each market day volunteers collect fresh, locally grown produce donated by our farmers.
The hard-working volunteers bring the food to the pantry every Wednesday afternoon, where oftentimes clients are lined up in anticipation of receiving the fresh produce.
Are you interested in helping collect and deliver the food? Please contact us at NorthbrookFarmersMarket@gmail.com.
We Accept Link Cards and We Double the Value
Northbrook Farmers Market accepts SNAP benefits at the market and doubles the value up to $25 per day per family.
If you or someone you know is a Link card holder, come to the Welcome Booth to swipe your card and get up to $25 free to spend at the market!
We match the amount you withdraw from your account up to $25. No strings attached!
To find out if you qualify for SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps) and how to obtain a Link card, click here.
We also accept senior farmers market coupons and WIC vouchers.
The Farmers Market is leading the charge on the "Let's Make Northbrook a Monarch Way Station" project because non-susustainable farming methods used by agribusiness are causing harm to butterflies and other pollinators. That is why only growers who use sustainable farming practices are allowed at the Northbrook Farmers Market. We've teamed up with fellow "Monarch Maniacs" from the Village of Northbrook's Environmental Quality Commission, Northbrook Garden Club, and Northbrook Community Gardens to help residents learn more about healthy ecosystems and to join forces to help save the monarch (and other pollinators). Click here for a Proclamation on the topic.
We Monarch Maniacs are working to educate people on the need for planting milkweed--the sole source of food for monarch caterpillars. It' s a simple connection: if we do what's needed to save the monarch, we can improve our environment, and we can have sustainable, healthy food systems.
So we are asking Farmers Market patrons to help. How? By planting and letting flourish native milkweed (which is NOT a weed), and by learning more about why monoculture, loss of native habitats, ever-increasing use of synthetic fertilizers, and indiscriminate use of herbicides and pesticides is not sustainable for the future of our food systems, nor for our world in general. Will you help us save the Monarch?