“Look at all these wonderful, beautiful people!” These words from Monica Eng, one of the city’s most respected food reporters, opened a full hour of the WBEZ-Chicagoland Public Radio’s program Morning Shift, broadcast live from the SOAR Farmers Market on Tuesday, June 19. Eng provided tips for shopping in farmers markets.

Later in the program, Morning Shift host Tony Sarabia interviewed representatives from two of the Market’s most popular vendors: Chad Nichols, from Nichols Farm & Orchard, and Ambrose Erkenswick, of River Valley Ranch. Following an interview about organic/sustainable farming, SOAR President Deborah Gershbein shared the organization’s history, responsibilities, and commitment to the Farmers Market.

WBEZ, located on Navy Pier, is one of the community’s highly regarded assets.