Visiting the local farmers market is favorite activity for my family. Aside from all the fresh produce most markets (like Grayslake) have activities for children and music. It’s a great way to get out and get to know your community! There is still plenty of time to reap the bounty of the harvest, so find your local market and enjoy!
Lake County Farmers Markets
Opening in May:
Grayslake Farmer’s Market
Center Street and Whitney in downtown Grayslake.
Summer market Wednesday May 30 through September 26, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – no market on July 4th
Winter Market Saturday September 29 through December 15, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Libertyville: Radical Root Farm
🏛 Located at Casey Farm, 31330 N. IL Rt 21
May through December 16: Thursday 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., Fridays 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lake Forest: Garden Market at Elawa Farm
Elawa Farm, 1401 Middlefork Drive (off of Waukegan Road, between Route 176 and Deerpath Road)
May 18 through October 27, Friday & Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Libertyville Farmers Market
Cook Park, Church Street between Milwaukee and Brainerd Avenue, Libertyville
May 31 through October 18, no market June 14, 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Opening in June:
Antioch Farmers Market
845 Main St., Antioch
June 7 through September 27, no market July 19, Thursdays 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Barrington Farmers Market
Park Ave. and Cook St., Barrington
June 14 through October 18, Thursdays 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Buffalo Grove Farmers Market
Mike Rylko Park: 951 McHenry Rd, Buffalo Grove,
June 17 through October 14, Sundays 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
College of Lake County Farmers Market
In front of the Horticulture Building, Lancer Ln Grayslake,
Thursdays 3:00 -5:30 p.m. June – October
We sell organically-managed* vegetables, berries and herbs harvested from our campus farm at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, IL. *not certified organic*
Deerfield Farmers Market
Metra Commuter Lot at the northwest corner of Deerfield Rd. and Robert York Ave.
June 16 – October 13, Saturdays 7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fox Lake Farmers Market
17 E. School St. – Fox Lake, IL
Every Tuesday June – October, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Highland Park: Ravinia Farmers Market
Jens Jensen Park, Dean Ave. between Roger Williams Ave. and St. Johns Ave., Highland Park
40th Anniversary Market runs June 6 through October 31, Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Highwood Evening Gourmet Market
Everts Park, 130 Highwood Ave., Highwood
June 6 through August 29, no market July 4, 4:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Lake Bluff Farmers Market
Lake Bluff Village Green
June 8 through October 12, Friday 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lake Forest Farmers Market *editors note 5/12/18 CANCELLED*
Historic Market Square, Lake Forest
June 16 through October 20, Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lake Zurich Farmers Market
Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich
June 1 through September 7, Friday 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Mundelein Farmers Market
Parking lot of Santa Maria del Popolo Church, Highway 45, between Courtland & Crystal Streets
June 12 through October 16, Tuesdays 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Northbrook Farmers Market
Cherry & Meadow, Downtown Northbrok
June 20 through October 17, Wednesday 7:00 a..m. – 1:00 p.m.
Zion Farmers Market
Shiloh Park, Sheridan Rd. and Shiloh Boulevard
June 28 through October, Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Glencoe: Chicago Botanic Gardens Farmers Market
1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe
July 14 & 15, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wadsworth Farmers Market
Wadsworth Park adjacent to Wadsworth Village Hall, near Wadsworth and Delaney Roads
July 11 through September 26, Wednesdays 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Wauconda Farmers Market
West side of Main Street in front of Village Hall, 100 N. Main Street, Wauconda
July 5 – October 11, Thursdays 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy the bounty of your local farmers with farm fresh produce!
East Grand Farmers Market ** Editors Note : Added 5/12/18**
East Grand Road, Gurnee
third Sunday of July, August, September, and October 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m.
The Market will feature a variety of locally grown or produced foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, baked goods, honey, and jams, as well as handmade wares such as arts, crafts, ceramics, soaps, jewelry, and more. Enjoy music, children’s entertainment, and food from local restaurants. Plus, the Gurnee Police Department will offer free child safety seat inspections at each event.
Which farmers market is your favorite to visit?
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