Guide to suburban farmers markets

Pints of strawberries sit on a table ready to be sold at a farmers market. | Heather Leszczewicz/Aggrego News Service
Pints of strawberries sit on a table ready to be sold at a farmers market. | Heather Leszczewicz/Aggrego News Service

Local farmers are gearing up for this year’s farmers market season. Add fresh produce, baked goods, cheese, gourmet treats and more to your meals each week with a quick visit to the vendors of your local market.

For area farmers markets not listed below, check out the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s List of Farmers Markets.

Barrington Farmers Market
Where: 105 S. Cook St., Barrington
When: 2 to 7 p.m., Thursdays, June 19 to Oct. 16

Buffalo Grove Farmers Market
Where: Spray ‘n Play Park parking lot, 951 N. McHenry Road
When: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sundays, June 15 to Oct. 12, no market Sept. 7

Burr Ridge Farmers Market
Where: Burr Ridge Village Center, 701 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge
When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursdays June 12 to Sept. 18

Chicago Botanic Garden Farmers’ Market
Where: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., first and third Sundays, May 4 to Oct. 19

Deerfield Farmers Market
Where: Metra commuter parking lot, Deerfield Road and Robert York Avenue, Deerfield
When: 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturdays, June 14 to Oct. 11

Elmwood Park Farmers Market
Where: Central Park, 2430 N. 7th Ave., Elmwood Park
When: Select Saturdays — June 8, 22; July 13, 27; August 10, 24; Sept. 14, 28; Oct. 12, 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market
Where: University Place and Oak Avenue, Evanston
When: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, May 10 to Nov. 8

Glenview Farmers Market
Where: Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Road, Glenview
When: 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, June 21 to Oct. 11

Grayslake Summer Farmers Market
Where: Center and Whitney streets, Grayslake
When: 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesdays, June 4 through October

Gurnee Farmers Market
Where: Esper Petersen Park, Grand Avenue and Kilbourn Road, Gurnee
When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fridays, June 6 to Sept. 26

Highwood Evening Gourmet Farmers Market
Where: Everts Park, 130 Highwood Ave., Highwood
When: 4 to 9 p.m., Wednesdays, June 11 to Aug. 27

Hinsdale Farmers Market
Where: Burlington Park, 30 E. Chicago Ave., Hinsdale
When: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays June 2 to Oct. 13

Lake Bluff Farmers Market
Where: 40 E Center Ave., Lake Bluff
When: 7 a.m. to noon, Fridays, June 13 to Oct 10

Lake Forest Farmers Market
Where: 691 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest
When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, June 21 to Oct. 11

Lake Zurich Area Farmers Market
Where: Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich
When: 3 to 7 p.m., Fridays, June 13 to Sept. 26

Libertyville Farmers Market
Where: Church Street between Milwaukee and Brainerd avenues
When: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursdays June 19 to Oct. 16

Morton Grove Farmers’ Market
Where: Morton Grove Park District, 6210 Dempster St., Morton Grove
When: 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, June 7 to Oct. 18

Mundelein Farmers Market
Where: 300 Plaza Circle, Mundelein
When: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays, June 13 to Oct. 10

Naperville Farmers Market
Saturdays, 7am – Noon
5th Ave. Station – 200 E. 5th Ave.

Northbrook Farmers Market
Where: Cherry Lane and Meadow Road, Northbrook
When: 7 am. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays, June 18 to Oct. 8

Northfield Farmers Market
Where: 6 Happ Road, Northfield
When: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturdays, May 24 to Oct. 18

Oak Park Farmers Market
Where: 460 Lake St., Oak Park
When: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, May 24 to Nov. 1

Park Ridge Farmers Market
Where: 15 Prairie Ave., Park Ridge
When: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, May 25 through October

Skokie Farmers Market
Where: 5127 Oakton St., Skokie
When: 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Sundays, June 15 to Oct. 26

Ridgeville Park District Farmers Market
Where: Ridge Avenue and South Boulevard, Evanston
When: 3:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesdays June 4 to Oct. 8

West End Ethnic Market
Where: Church Street and Dodge Avenue, Evanston
When: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays, June 14 through Oct. 25

Western Springs French Market
Where: 914 Hillgrove Ave., Western Springs
When: 2 to 7 p.m., Thursdays, May through October

Westfield Old Orchard French Market
Where: 4905 Old Orchard Center, Skokie
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursdays and Saturdays, May 22 to Sept. 28

Wilmette French Market
Where: Village Center, Green Bay Trail, Wilmette
When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, April 26 to Nov. 1

Did we miss your favorite market? Leave a comment below or email heather@aggrego.com.

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