Saturday, November 3, 2012
Orland Park’s newest grocery store will be the 27,500 square-foot Whole Foods on the northwest corner of 153rd Street and LaGrange Road. Take a look at the inside as staff prepares for the opening Friday at 8:45 a.m.
Whole Foods in Orland Park is almost ready to open. Inside the 27,500 square-foot store will be fresh, seasonal produce; sustainably caught seafood and humanely raised meat; an array of specialty cheeses, wines and beers; gluten and dairy free items, and other items labeled for special diets; all-natural bath products; in-house made baked goods, pizza, hot entrees, sushi, deli sandwiches and more. Store Team Leader Emily Conklin said the store will stock items based on what customers ask for and what is brought to the register, to cater to local taste. The store at 15260 S. LaGrange Road will open with a bread-breaking ceremony at 8:45 a.m. Friday. While people have expressed excitement over the store's opening, others have noted that …
Friday, October 5, 2012
There's not much time left for these local treats so stock up before it's too late!
Saturday, May 19, 2012
With summer in our midst, it can only mean one thing: the arrival of Farmers Market season!
Monday, September 19, 2011
Kate Duff of Homewood Kitchen Gardens talks about how she and co-owner Nancy Spiegel got inspired to become vendors at the Homewood French Market.
We launched Homewood Kitchen Gardens three years ago, specifically to sell at the Homewood Farmer's Market. We've since expanded to sales at other markets & fairs and special orders, but the Homewood market remains our primary venue. Yes, the market has absolutely grown as a destination. A lot of the things that have been new or more developed this year have contributed to this. The Touch of Green events have always been popular, and this year we've added live music (thanks to South Sub Music) and family-oriented events (thanks to sponsorship of local businesses GoodSpeed Cycles, JoAnn's Fabrics, Art 4 Soul). We certainly have a core group of customers that place high priority on shopping for locally-grown, organic produce. Well, I'd …
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Western Avenue School's "Green Team" is doing some impressive things to help teach their students how to be conscious of the environment.
Western Avenue School is at the forefront of being green these days thanks to their "Green Team" of 3rd-5th graders. Led by Carrie Malfeo and Maggie Bachus, this group of recyclers has created quite a movement at Western Avenue. “This is a wonderful initiative to teach the next generation how to be green and how to recycle,” said Assistant Principal Bruce Nieminski. Inside the school's doorways are bins for laser jet cartridges, cell phones and batteries. They also compost leftovers instead of throwing them away during their "No Waste" lunches. Western Avenue has even used their green habits to their financial advantage. Students recycle paper and exchange it for money to help fund their green initiatives. Malfeo and Bachus are currently…