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Northwoods Food Project begins new Farmers' Market season Thursday

Jun 12, 2018 08:08AM ● By Editor
From Boreal Community Media - June 12, 2018

The Northwoods Food Project Farmers' Market returns this Thursday starting at 5pm at the Community Center.

The Northwoods Food Project is committed to the development of local food sources for residents and visitors of Cook County by providing access to the public to local growers and food producers.  The Project reports that 38% of Cook County yearly gross sales are tied to food, but less than 2% of those food dollars are produced in the County.  

Every $1 spent locally generates additional dollars for the community and the Northwoods Food Project believes increased food production can be another new form of economic development for Cook County.


New this year:  Tote Bag fund-raiser.

The Northwoods Food Project will be selling re-usable canvas shopping tote bags as a fund raiser this year.  The tote bags were made possible by a generous donation in the memory of Lore Buchheim.  Lore was a World War II Holocaust survivor who weighed only 72 pounds on her liberation,  She experienced food insecurity and wanted to give back because she would not have survived without the help of others.  The cost of printing the Northwoods Food Project tote bags is funded in her memory.  Proceeds of the sales of the tote bags will fund projects to promote local food production in Cook County.

Local Art Students Involved

The design of the new tote bags comes from a competition among Mile Horark's art students at Cook County ISD 166.  The winning design will be unveiled soon.

To learn more about all of the activities and initiatives of the Northwoods Food Project, follow this link to their website. or go to their facebook page at

To keep up with what’s happening at the Local Food Market each week, visit their Facebook page:

To learn more about the Northwoods Food Project, watch their video here. 

Watch the Northwoods Food Project video here