I'm the manager of this market and it's been a tremendous amount of fun organizing it. This year is our best ever with 20 vendors selling everything from organic fruits and vegetables, gourmet coffee, waffles made on site with seasonal fruit and topped with whipped cream, a knife sharpener (a real coup), cut flowers, tamales, locally produced plants and seeds from the neighborhood, candles, organic meats, eggs, and flours, French baguettes, chocolate croissants, and fruit tarts, Polish baked goods (the muffins are beyond delicious), organic, sustainable glazed donuts, jams, jellies, and other condiments, tomato-based products, including pasta sauces and Bloody Mary mix, fancy cookies and handmade soap and lip balms. Blue grass musicians come and jam and invite everyone to join in. This coming Sunday, June 28, belly dancers from a local dance studio will be performing, plus a dog training demonstration will take place. The Irving Park Food Pantry has a table and asks for non-perishable food donations. On June 24, the first market of the season, over 500 people visited the Independence Park Farmers Market.