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College's weekly farm market to sell fresh produce, honey beginning June 20

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Jun 17, 2019

The College of Lake County’s farm market will sell CLC-grown fresh produce and honey on Thursdays from 3-5:30 p.m. beginning June 20. The market operates on the front lawn of the Horticulture Building, located off Lancer Lane between Brae Loch Road and Washington Street, on the Grayslake Campus. Proceeds help support student internships in the college’s horticulture career programs, including sustainable agriculture.

Produce currently availablePhoto of workers washing lettuce at farm market includes salad mix, spring onions, radishes, beets and carrots, said Matt DeRose, the college’s local foods coordinator. The fresh honey comes from CLC’s apiary (managed bee colony). In the coming weeks, the farm will offer kale, chard, collards, zucchini, spring onions, raspberries and, for the first time, blackberries. Other later-summer offerings include ginger, cut flowers and fresh herbs such as parsley, cilantro and dill. “The rainy, colder spring has delayed the market’s opening by about three weeks,” DeRose added.

Photo: Matt DeRose, CLC's local food coordinator, washes lettuce with a horticulture student at the Grayslake Campus farm.

The garden is located on the east side of the Horticulture Building. Compost for the soil consists of recycled vegetable scraps and coffee grounds from the college’s food service vendor. The garden, in turn, has provided fresh lettuce for the on-campus Café Willow in addition to the farm market. The farm market accepts cash, check and credit cards. For more information, visit its Facebook page. For details on the college’s sustainable agriculture program, visit

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