Summer is on its way out the door to make way for fall, but there is still time to visit our local farmers markets in Vernon Hills and our neighbors in Lake Forest. Buying locally is a great way to support the local economy and show our community that we are united. Besides, what’s better than fresh produce and delicious treats from local businesses?
It feels good knowing where it was grown and made!
To highlight these local farmers and vendors, we made a brief list of some of the farmers markets in our area. Check them out!
Thursdays through October 14, 3 pm – 7 pm
Since 2019, the Vernon Hills Farmers Market offered by the park district has vendors selling everything from fresh produce to meats, baked goods, and more.
This market is rain or shine and is open until October 14th, right here in our own backyard!
Location – the corner of Lakeview Parkway and Hawthorn at the southern end of beautiful Century Park.
Lake Bluff Village Green
Fridays June 4 – October 8, 7 AM – 12 PM
Shop local with an array of local farmers, local businesses, craft vendors, artists, and more! Just north of us and less than a 5-minute drive, the Lake Bluff Farmers Market features the best way to enjoy healthy, fresh meals sourced right here in our community. From produce, meats, and pastries to plants, cheese, and more, there is something for everyone. You can even see live music, watch cooking demos, and get your knives sharpened!
Park Avenue between Jewitt Drive and Hazel Ave
Saturdays, June 12 – October 9, 7 am – 12:30 pm
Contact: [email protected]
Our neighbors in Deerfield feature a Saturday farmers market.
Items for Sale
Seasonal vegetables and fruit are locally grown by farmers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin
Organic and naturally grown vegetables and flowers
Fresh meats, eggs, and fish
Hand-crafted Wisconsin cheese, exceptional variety of syrups, honey, confections, salsas, jellies, dressing, soups, sauces, and spreads
Fresh-baked breads, muffins, pies, and cookies
Breakfast to go! Sweet and savory crepes, coffee, and other breakfast treats
Natural bath and body products
Homemade pet treats and products
Besides these three fantastic markets, many of them exist throughout the Chicago area. So, if the dates don’t work, or you cannot make it a specific day, check out these great other local markets.
A list of farmer’s markets in the area can be found here.
The Chicago Tribune also put together a searchable map of farmer’s markets in the Chicago area.