Fall Farmers Market Update {2015}

Photo Credit: M. Haak

The crisp air and the colorful leaves on the trees signal both the end of the summer farmers markets and the beginning of several fall markets in Lake County. If you hurry, you can catch the last few dates of the lingering summer markets; if you plan ahead, you will know exactly where to visit as late in the year as December.  My family can’t get enough of seasonal, local produce and freshly-baked goods from the farmers markets–even if it means putting on sweatshirts and hats and braving the cooler weather.

Farmers markets that remain open through specific dates in mid-to-late October:

Barrington: Cook Street and Main Street; Thursdays through October 22, 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Libertyville: Celebrating 35 years! Church Street between Milwaukee and Brainerd Avenues; Thursdays through October 22, 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Libertyville/Church Street Market: St. Lawrence Episcopal Church125 W. Church St.; Sunday, October 25, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. This is a one-day, special indoor farmers market that will also feature local vendors, artisans and live music.

Highland Park/Ravinia: Nils Jensen Park, Dean Avenue between Roger Williams Avenue and St. Johns Avenue; Wednesdays through October 28, 7:00 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); Fridays and Saturdays through October 31, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Farmers Markets that remain open through dates in December:

Grayslake: Center Street in downtown Grayslake, Fall Market begins on Saturdays from October 3-December 19, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Photo source: radicalrootfarm.com.

Libertyville/Radical Root Farm: located at Casey Farm, 31330 N IL RT 21, Fridays 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. through December.

Mundelein/Dakotah’s Indoor Farmers Market: located at St. Andrew’s Church, 10 S. Lake Street, Mundelein (southeast corner of Hwy. 45 (Lake Street) and Courtland Avenue), begins Saturday, November 7 and continues through December 19, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Visit the new location of this indoor market, which will feature hydroponic produce and an array of local vendors.

Do you frequent a fall farmers market? Tell us about your favorite fall farmers market finds in the comments section below.


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Jennifer is mom to a teenage boy and a tween girl, and spends her time changing radio stations in her minivan while driving to band concerts, learning new texting lingo and keeping track of the latest trends in electronics and hairstyles. Jennifer spends any free time she can find trying to stay organized, testing out new recipes that everyone might eat, reading, crafting or trying to beat her own best score in SpellTower. She also serves as a managing editor at Little Lake County.

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