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2011 farmers market guide

Here is a map and a list of more than 100 farmers markets in Chicago and the suburbs - there's one near you. Freshly picked fruits and vegetables directly from the growers are available. The downtown markets are open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hours at the neighborhood markets are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.

Click on your area to find a farmers market near you. For more information, visit chicagofarmersmarkets.us, unless otherwise indicated.

WHAT’S IN SEASON

Here is what you can expect to find at the markets as the seasons change:

MAY

Asparagus, greens, herbs, leaf lettuce, pod peas, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, strawberries, watercress

JUNE

Asparagus, green beans, greens, herbs, lettuce, mushrooms, pea pods, pod peas, radishes, rhubarb, snap peas, spinach, strawberries

JULY

Beets, blackberries, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, sweet and sour cherries, corn, cucumbers, red currants, eggplant, fava beans, fennel, garlic, green beans, greens, herbs, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, lima beans, muskmelon, okra, onions, parsnips, peaches, pears, peppers, potatoes, radishes, raspberries, shell beans, spinach, summer apples, summer squash, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon

AUGUST

Beets, blackberries, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, fava beans, fennel, garlic, green beans, greens, herbs, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, lima beans, muskmelon, okra, onions, parsnips, peaches, pears, peppers, potatoes, shell beans, summer apples, summer squash, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon

SEPTEMBER

Apples, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cranberries, cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, green beans, greens, herbs, leeks, lettuce, lima beans, onions, parsnips, pears, peppers, plums, potatoes, pumpkins, raspberries, summer and winter squash, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon

OCTOBER

Apple cider, apples, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cranberries, dried beans, greens, leeks, onions, pears, potatoes, pumpkins, turnips, winter squash

Updated: June 12, 2011 12:21AM




CHICAGO

Andersonville. Berwyn Avenue between Clark and Ashland. 3-8 p.m. Wednesdays, June 22-Oct. 19. (773) 728-2995; andersonville.org.

Avondale. Concordia Place, 3300 N. Whipple, 3-6 p.m Wednesdays (June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Oct. 19); Carl Von Linne School, 3221 N. Sacramento, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays (June 18, July 23, Aug. 20, Oct. 22). (773) 463-1600 ext. 330; concordiaplace.org.

Beverly. 95th and Longwood. Sundays, May 15-Oct. 23.

Bridgeport. Parking lot, 35th and Wallace. Saturdays, June 18-Sept. 17.

Bronzeville. 4400 S. Cottage Grove. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, June 11-Sept. 24. (773) 268-7232; qcdc.org.

Chatham/Seaway. Seaway Bank parking lot, 645 E. 87th St. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, July 13-Sept. 28. (773) 602-4865; seawaybank.us.

Daley Plaza. Washington and Dearborn. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays, May 12-Oct. 20.

Downtown Farmstand. 66 E. Randolph. Open year-round. (312) 742-8419; chicagofarmstand.com.

Dunning. Parking lot of Eli's Cheesecake Co., Montrose and Forest Preserve Avenue. Thursdays, June 16-Oct. 27. (773) 308-7025; elicheesecake.com/eventscalendar.aspx.

Englewood. Rowan Trees, 62nd and Normal. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, June 4-Oct. 29. (773) 297-4766.

Federal Plaza. Adams and Dearborn. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, May 17-Oct. 25.

Hyde Park. 52nd Place and Harper. Thursdays, June 2-Oct. 27.

Irving Park. Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays: June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, Aug. 14, Aug. 28, Sept. 11, Sept. 25 and Oct. 9. (312) 263-3754; independence-park.com.

Lake View. Nettelhorst School, Broadway and Melrose. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 5. (312) 575-0286.

Lawndale. Green City Youth Farm, 3555 W. Ogden. 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 6-Oct. 5;
chicagobotanic.org/greenyouth farm.

Lincoln Park. Armitage and Orchard, Saturdays, May 14-Oct. 29; Green City Market, 1750 N. Clark, south end of Lincoln Park, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through Dec. 21. (773) 880-1266; chicagogreencitymarket.org.

Lincoln Square. Lincoln, Leland and Westerns. Tuesdays, June 7-Oct. 25.

Logan Square. 3107 W. Logan. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, June 5-Oct. 30. (773) 489-3222; logansquarefarmersmarket.org.

Loyola. 6542 N. Sheridan. 3:30-6 p.m. Mondays, June 6-Oct. 17.

Near North Side. On Division, between State and Clark, Saturdays, May 14-Oct. 29; City Farm Market Stand, 1204 N. Clybourn, 3-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, July 12-Sept. 30. (773) 821-1351; cityfarmchicago.org.

North Center. North Center Town Square, at Lincoln, Damen and Belle Plaine. Saturdays, June 18-Oct. 29.

Pilsen. Parking lot of Chicago Community Bank, 1800 S. Halsted. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, June 5-Oct. 30; pilsencommunitymarket.org.

Printers Row. Parking lot at Dearborn and Polk. Saturdays, June 11-Oct. 8.

Pritzker Park. State and Van Buren. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, June 14-Sept. 27.

Pullman. Arcade Park, 111th and Cottage Grove. 7 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays, July 6-Oct. 5.

River North. 500 W. Erie. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, June 12-Oct. 23.

Rogers Park. 6950 N. Glenwood. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, June 5-Oct. 2; glenwoodsundaymarket.org

South Shore. ShoreBank parking lot, 70th and Jeffery. Wednesdays, June 8-Oct. 19.

Southport. Blaine School, 1420 W. Grace. Saturdays, June 25-Sept. 10.

Plaza 300. 300 N. La Salle. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, July 5-Sept. 27.

Streeterville. Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago (on the plaza). 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, June 7-Oct. 25.

Trump Tower, Wabash and Chicago River. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays: June 30, July 28, Aug. 25 and Sept. 29.

Two North Riverside. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 6-Sept. 28.

Uptown. Weiss Memorial Hospital, 4646 N. Marine Dr. 8-10 a.m. Thursdays, June 23-Oct. 27.

Wicker Park/Bucktown. Wicker Park and Damen. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, June 5-Oct. 30.

Willis Tower. 233 S. Wacker. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays, June 16-Oct. 6.

Woodlawn. 61st Street between Dorchester and Blackstone. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, May 14-Oct. 29; experimentalstation.org.

NORTH SUBURBS

Antioch. 845 Main. 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, June 16-Oct. 13. (847) 838-4032.

Deerfield. Metra parking lot, northwest corner of Robert York and Deerfield. 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, June 18-Oct. 15. (847) 945-5000.

Evanston. Maple and University, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 5, (847) 866-2936; West End Market, Church and Dodge, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, June 4-Oct. 29, (847) 756-0159.

Glencoe. Village Court, between Park and Hazel. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, June 11-Oct. 29. (847) 835-3333.

Glenview. Parking lot at Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Rd. 8 a.m.-noon. Saturdays, June 25-Oct. 8. (847) 657-1506.

Grayslake. Center and Lake Street, 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 8-Oct. 5, (847) 289-7138; Shops at Prairie Crossing, Illinois 137 and Casey Road, 4-7 p.m. Fridays, June 10-Oct. 14, (847) 548-4062.

Gurnee. Petersen Park, Grand and Kilbourne. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, June 10-Sept. 30. (847) 623-7788.

Highland Park. Jens Jensen Park, on Dean between St. Johns and Roger Williams Avenues. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, June 8-Oct. 26. (847) 433-5542.

Highwood. City Hall, 17 Highwood Ave. 4-9 p.m. Wednesdays, June 15-Sept. 14. (847) 432-1924.

Lake Bluff. Village Green, Sheridan and Scranton. 7 a.m.-noon. Fridays, June 10-Oct. 14. (847) 283-6889.

Libertyville. On Church, between Milwaukee and Brainard. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, June 23-Oct. 20. (847) 680-0336.

Lincolnwood. St. John Lutheran Church, 4707 W. Pratt. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, June 2-Oct. 13. (847) 677-9740.

Morton Grove. 8930 Wauke­gan Rd. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, June 4-Oct. 15. (847) 965-0330.

Northbrook. Parking lot of Our Lady of the Brook Church, 3700 Dundee. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, June 22-Oct. 12. (847) 272-6359.

Northfield. On Happ, south of Winnetka Avenue (across from New Trier High School West). 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, May 28-Oct. 22. (847) 441-1848.

Skokie. Parking lot by Village Hall, 5127 W. Oakton. 7:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Sundays, June 26-Oct. 30. (847) 673-0500.

Wilmette. Metra parking lot, east side of tracks at Central. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 5. (312) 575-0286.

Zion. Shiloh and Sheridan. 2-7 p.m. Thursdays, June 23-Sept. 29. (847) 746-4056.

NORTHWEST SUBURBS

Algonquin. Riverfront Park, 201 N. Harrison. 2-7 p.m. Thursdays, May 26-Sept. 29. (847) 458-9779.

Arlington Heights. Commuter parking lot Vail and Fremont. 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, June 11-Oct. 22. (847) 421-1860.

Barrington. South Cook Street and Park Avenue. 2-7 p.m. Thursdays, June 16-Oct. 20. (847) 382-3829.

Bartlett. Bartlett Town Center, Railroad Avenue and Main Street. 2-6 p.m. Fridays, June 3-Sept. 9. (630) 837-0800.

Buffalo Grove. 951 McHenry. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays, June 19-Oct. 16. (847) 459-2517.

Crystal Lake. Depot Park, Woodstock and Williams. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, June 4-Oct. 15. (815) 479-0835.

East Dundee. Dundee Township Tourist Center, 319 N. River St. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 29. (847) 426-2423.

Elk Grove Village. Biesterfield and Wellington. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, June 1-Aug. 31. (847) 437-9494.

Huntley. Town Square on Coral Street, between Church and Woodstock. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 28-Oct. 8. (847) 515-5262.

Palatine. Train station parking lot, Wood and Smith. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29. (847) 358-1649.

Park Ridge. Prairie and Garden. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 28-Oct. 29. (847) 318-5217.

Schaumburg. Parking lot at American Indian Center, 190 S. Roselle Road. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, June 10-Oct. 28. (847) 923-3855.

Wauconda. Main Street, between Illinois 176 and Slocum Lake Road. 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, June 23-Oct. 6. (847) 526-5580.

Woodstock. Historic Woodstock Square, 101 Johnson St. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 25; Saturdays through Oct. 29. (815) 338-2436.

SOUTH SUBURBS

Bolingbrook. Promenade, 631 East Boughton (in front of Macy’s). 4-8 p.m. Thursdays, June 2-Oct. 13. (630) 779-6438.

Channahon. 24856 W. Eames. 9 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays, June 1-Aug. 3. (815) 954-9788

Crete. Main and Exchange. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 21-Oct. 8. (708) 672-0729.

Country Club Hills. Country Club Hills Campus Pavilion, 4100 W. 183rd St. 3-8 p.m. Wednesdays, June 1-Aug. 10. (708) 798-2616.

Evergreen Park. Yukich Field, 89th and Kedzie. 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursdays, June 2-Oct. 27. (708) 422-1551.

Flossmoor. Flossmoor Public Library parking lot, 1000 Sterling Ave., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, June 17-Oct. 14. (708) 798-2300.

Frankfort. Oak and Kansas Streets. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30. (815) 954-9788.

Highland, Ind. Main Square, Fifth Street and Ridge. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, June 11-Oct. 15. (219) 838-0114.

Homer Glen. Sears parking lot, 159th and Bell. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15. (815) 954-9788.

Joliet. Joliet City Center, Chicago Street and Van Buren Plaza. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, June 10-Sept. 30. (815) 774-6066.

Kankakee. Merchant and Schuyler, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturdays, May 28-Oct. 29. (815) 933-0462.

Lansing. Ridge and Grant. 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays, June 1-Sept. 28. (708) 474-8552.

Lemont. Old Town Square, Stephen and Talcott. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, June 7-Oct. 25. (630) 243-2700.

Lockport. South Landing along Route 7/Canal. 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, June 6-Aug. 29. (815) 954-9788.

Manteno. Division and Main. 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, June 23-Oct. 13. (815) 954-9788.

Mokena. Parking lot at Wolf Road and Front Street (adjacent to railroad tracks). 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 29. (312) 575-0286.

New Lenox. Village Hall parking lot, One Veterans Parkway. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 14-Oct. 22. (312) 575-0286.

Orland Park. Village Center, 14700 S. Ravinia. 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, June 3-Oct. 7. (708) 403-6140.

Palos Heights. Municipal parking lot, 12217 S. Harlem. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, May 25-Oct. 5. (708) 361-1800.

Palos Park. Palos Park Presbyterian Community Church parking lot, 12312 S. 88th Ave. 8 a.m.-noon. Fridays, July 1-Oct. 7. (708) 448-5220.

Park Forest. 271 Lakewood Blvd. 7 a.m.-noon. Saturdays through Oct. 29. (708) 748-1118.

Thornton. Hubbard Park, Hubbard and Margaret. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays, June 15-Oct. 19. (708) 877-4454.

Tinley Park. Metra parking lot, 173rd Street and Oak Park Avenue. 7 a.m.-noon. Saturdays, June 4-Oct. 8. (708) 805-4769.

WESTERN SUBURBS

Aurora. Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway, 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, June 11-Oct. 22; West Plaza Shopping Center, 1901 W. Galena Blvd., 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays, July 6-Aug. 31; Spring Lake Park, McCoy Drive, Tuesdays, July 12-Aug. 30. (630) 256-4636.

Batavia. South Water Street, between Wilson and First Streets. 8 a.m.-noon. Saturdays, June 25-Oct. 15. (630) 761-3528.

Burr Ridge. Village Center, south of I-55 and east of Lifetime Fitness (on the north end of the outdoor mall area). 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, June 16-Sept. 1. (630) 835-7026.

Countryside. 6201-6251 Joliet Road (between William Tell Holiday Inn and Best Western). 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 24. (708) 387-7550.

Downers Grove. Main Street Metra parking lot, 1000 Burlington. 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 15. (630) 968-8400.

Elgin. Old Gail Borden Library parking lot, southwest corner of Kimball & N. Grove. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursdays, June 2-Sept. 29; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., first Thursday of each month. (847)-488-1456.

Elmhurst. Parking lot, northeast corner of York and Vallette. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, June 1-Oct. 26. (630) 832-4550.

Geneva. Metra parking lot, South and Fourth. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 6. (312) 575-0286.

Glen Ellyn. 400 Main (adjacent to Giesche Shoes). 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, May 27-Oct. 28. (312) 575-0286.

Hinsdale. Burlington Park, on Chicago Avenue, between Garfield and Washington. 7 a.m.- 1 p.m. Mondays, June 6-Oct. 10. (630) 323-3952.

La Grange. Parking lot, Sixth and Harris. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 27. (708) 387-7550.

La Grange Park. Memorial Park between Oak and Homestead (behind Village Market). 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 25. (708) 387-7550.

Lisle. Metra parking lot, Burlington between Spencer and Center. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 29. (312) 575-0286.

Lombard. Metra parking lot, St. Charles Road between Garfield and Martha, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, May 21-Sept. 24, (312) 575-0286; Yorktown Mall, Highland and Butterfield, 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 1-Oct. 12, (630) 779-6438.

Maywood. Maywood Public Library, Fifth Avenue and St. Charles. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, June 4-Oct. 15. (708) 865-8028.

Naperville. Fifth Avenue Station, 200 E. Fifth Ave. 7 a.m.-noon. Saturdays, June 4-Oct. 29. (630) 369-5638.

Oak Park. Parking lot of Pilgrim Congressional Church, Lake and Elmwood. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 21-Oct. 29. (708) 358-5780.

Oswego. On Main between Jefferson and Jackson. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, June 5-Sept. 25. (630) 554-1010.

Riverside. 27 Riverside Road. 2:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 29-Oct. 26. (708) 447-2700.

Roselle. 344 E. Maple. 3-7 p.m. Fridays, June 17-Sept. 30. (630) 529-1877.

St. Charles. Fourth and Main. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, June 3-Oct. 28. (630) 584-6680.

Sugar Grove. Village Hall, 10 S. Municipal. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, June 4-Oct. 15. (312) 575-0286.

Villa Park. Park and Ardmore. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30. (312) 575-0286.

Western Springs. On Hillgrove, between Lawn and Grand. 2-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 27. (312) 575-0286.

Wheaton. Municipal Parking Lot 3, Main and Liberty, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 5. (312) 575-0286.

Winfield. Prairie Trail Center, southwest corner of Geneva and County Farm. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, June 1-Oct. 26. (630) 682-3712.

Yorkville. Town Square, Illinois 47 and Church. 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, June 18-Oct. 29. (630) 553-4357.



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