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Rogers Park Will Get a "Perpetual Farmers Market" Next Month

 Photo: Heartland Cafe via Facebook
Photo: Heartland Cafe via Facebook

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The Heartland Cafe, which serves "good, wholesome food for the mind and body" (yep, it's run by hippies), is celebrating its 38th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion—and sell some kombucha—the restaurant will reopen its neighborhood store on August 9.

Billed as a "perpetual farmers market," the shop is in fact run by two farmers: Tom Rosenfeld, who owns the cafe, is also the owner of Earth First Farms; his partner Rob Montalbano owns Montalbano Farms. Together, the two stock the shelves of the store with farm-fresh health foods and products from small artisan producers. There's hot sauce from Co-Op, for example, along with Kilgus Milk and jams from Pear Tree Preserves.

Opening weekend events will take place on August 9 and 10, with meet-the-maker opportunities happening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. From then on, the store will be open daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.
· Heartland Cafe [Official Site]

Heartland Cafe Neighborhood Store

7000 North Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL