The colors of the trees are shifting from green to golden hues and raving reds, and the chillier winds are causing us to put on our tall boots and scarves. We see the closing of our summer favorite events, including farmers markets. There’s something about wandering booths, sampling fresh breads, chatting up the local farmers. But the good news is that there are a few that are continuing through the colder months, giving you more to do on the weekend then visit pumpkin patches and watch football.
Winter Farmers Markets in Lake County
Outdoor Farmers Markets that remain open through dates in December:
Grayslake: The Grayslake Fall Market is held on Center Street in downtown Grayslake. Fall Market begins on Saturdays from October 1 through December 17 , from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m *EDITORS UPDATE 12/15 – Farmer’s market has been cancelled December 17th. It will reopen in April*
Libertyville/Radical Root Farm: Located at Casey Farm, 31330 N. Route 21 (Milwaukee Avenue), on Fridays from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. through December.
Indoor Farmers Markets that are open throughout winter:
North Shore Artisan Winter Market: Located at the Lake Forest West train station at 911 Telegraph Road, Lake Forest. It occurs every first and third Sunday from November through May (January’s & April’s markets occur on the second and fourth Sundays) from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Worth the Trip:
Kenosha Harbor Market: Located at Rhode Center for the Arts at 214 56th Street, Kenosha. Every Saturday from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Woodstock Winter Market: Located at Building D at the McHenry County Fairgrounds, 11900 Country Club Road, Woodstock. 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm October 29th through April 1st (November dates are different on November 12th and November 19th).
Do you frequent a winter farmers market? Tell us about your favorite winter farmers market finds in the comments section below.