Meet our Vendors

Stop by every Tuesday from June 6 to October 31, and get to know our vendors. All are local and offer a variety of fresh, homegrown specialities. By the end of the season you'll be on a first-name basis with all our vendors. They are a friendly bunch!

Bennison's Bakery
Bennison’s Bakery has been making great baked goods on the North Shore since 1938. They have an emphasis on European-style pastries, cookies, and custom-decorated cakes.

Black Garlic
Beginning in 2012 the Wisconsin Fermentation Company engineered a proprietary eco-friendly system that would ferment garlic into Black Garlic. One of Black Garlic's fundamental principles is to find the perfect balance of exceptional taste through nature and nurture of the product. Black Garlic is new to the market this year so be sure to say hello and welcome them to the SOAR Farmers Market.

Breadman Baking Company
A local bread baker. They have tasty fresh baked breads like: 9 grain, whole wheat, focaccia and rolls. They have a loyal following at the market and some breads go fast.  So get there early!  

Dollop Coffee
Before you start looking at all the fresh goodies the  market has to offer grab a cup of coffee or tea. They also have water in case a caffeinated beverage is not your choice!

Ellis Family Farms
This Michigan family farm specializes in fruits but they also have some great vegetables and honey. In the fall the best apple cider you will ever have.  

Gotta B Crepes
Fresh, made-to-order crepes. They have a variety of offerings, both savory and sweet. Most of their ingredients come from the market itself. So they are super fresh and locally-grown.   

Gayle's Best-Ever Grilled Cheese
It could easily be the best grilled cheese you will ever have. They have taken grilled cheese to a new level by adding unusual ingredients, such as bacon, onion jam, pork sausage and poblano mustard.  

Heartland Meats
A producer of top-quality beef from the famed Piedmontese Breed. 

Karl’s Kraft Soup
They offer two kinds of soups to go, which change from week to week. They make their delicious soups using seasonal ingredients, many of which are purchased at the market.

Klehm Grower
A flower grower that specializes in orchids. 

Lane's End Farms
They specialize is high-quality organic produce and herbs. Once you have their tomatoes you will have a hard time eating the boring ones you get at the supermarket.  

Lyons Fruit Farm
A great new addition to the market. They offer fresh, locally-grown fruit along with farm fresh, cage free eggs and potted plants.

Nichols Farm and Orchard
The largest of the produce vendors. They have a huge variety of in-season fruits and vegetables including apples, strawberries, potatoes, kale, radishes, leeks, pumpkins, peppers, onions and dozens more. They also have some more exotic offerings that you will not see at many other places such as kohlrabi, shishito peppers and ground cherries.    

North Wichert Gardens
Flowers, flowers and more flowers. The most beautiful tent at our market. They have the nicest lilies you will see anywhere.  

Noffke Family Farms
Probably the most diverse of all of the vendors. They have great fruit from Michigan along with fresh vegetables like asparagus. They also offer plants and flowers and, to round it out, fresh chicken and duck eggs. Yes duck eggs! If you have not tried them and you like fried eggs, you simple must try them.  

Phoenix Bean
Small batch tofu. They use only the finest Illinois-grown non-GMO soybeans with no additives or preservatives to create their flavorful tofu in small batches. Their tofu products are naturally cholesterol and gluten free, and contain no trans fats.

Provo Bakery
The freshest pies, pastries and sweets will lure you in!  No one can walk by without stopping to admire these works of art.

Smits Farm
A go-to for great herbs and plants. You can get a large bunch of herbs picked within a day from them for a dollar or two or you can go to the grocery store and spend $5 for some wilted, tasteless herbs. 

Stamper Cheese
Every week, Stamper Cheese brings some of Wisconsin's best cheese to Chicago. Their aged cheddar is spectacular. The pistachio roll is the world's best cheese spread. Every cheese they have is very good. Stop by and ask to taste some and we guarantee you will not be able to resist buying something. 

River Valley Ranch
Mushrooms abound at their tent but do not let that distract you from buying the great sauces and spreads that they offer. They also sell tamales featuring what they grow themselves.  

Underground Meats
A small producer of artisan-cured meat products.