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CLC’s weekly farm market now open

GRAYSLAKE – The College of Lake County’s farm market sells CLC-grown fresh produce, honey and cut flowers from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays on the front lawn of the Horticulture Building, off Lancer Lane between Brae Loch Road and Washington Street, on the Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St.

Proceeds help support student internships in the college’s horticulture career programs, including sustainable agriculture.

Produce available includes salad mix, arugula, spring onions, orange and purple carrots, as well as red, golden and striped beets, said Matt DeRose, the college’s local foods coordinator.

The offerings also include radishes, garlic scapes, kale and collards. Available herbs include chocolate mint, which can be used in making tea or coffee. Additionally, the market will stock fresh honey from CLC’s apiary (bee colony). Other produce that may be available includes cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, celery, beans, onions, leeks, watermelons, musk melons and potatoes (red, purple and Yukon gold).

The later-summer selection also will feature broccoli, kale, kohlrabi and eggplant. Besides vegetables, the market will sell flowers, such as stock, sunflowers and dahlias.

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.

For information on the farm market, visit its Facebook page.

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