Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Thursday, June 30

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Not many merchants at an outdoor festival could out-fun a petting zoo, pony rides, or the Farm Aid Tractor Parade, but Michelle Garcia's spread from her Bleeding Heart Bakery came very close. At this weekend's 5th Annual County Fair, Garcia sat beside tables of prize produce grown by neighborhood youth. Garcia's delights are often vegan, and always made with organic sustainable ingredients from local farmers. A few chunks of Bleeding Heart's Busy Bee cookie added delicious flair to the walk around the Garfield Park Conservatory. You can enjoy the Conservatory today, but will have to wait until Halloween day to visit The Bleeding Heart when it opens at 2018 W. Chicago Ave, near Damen.

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