Ultimate Guide to Farmers Markets on Chicago's North Shore
There's no shortage of farmers markets on Chicago's North Shore. And thanks to different vendors, entertainment, educational opportunities and other fun offerings, no two farmers markets are the same. Check out our ultimate guide to farmers markets on Chicago's North Shore below.
When: Saturdays through Nov. 3, 2018, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Intersections of University Place and Oak Ave., Evanston (behind the Hilton Garden Inn)
Why You Should Go: The Downtown Evanston Farmers Market is a North Shore summer staple. In addition to the usual finds (fruits, veggies, cheese, baked goods, flowers, etc.) from nearly 60 vendors, you can meet local artists with the market’s Homegrown Artist Program. Bonus: parking is free (with validation) in the Maple Avenue Garage. LINK cards are accepted.
When: Saturdays through Oct. 13, 2018, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Wyman Green, Glencoe
Why You Should Go: Bringing local and healthier ingredients, arts and crafts and delicious foods to downtown Glencoe, the French Market is back! Make plans to head out to Wyman Green this summer to browse and shop fresh produce, baked goods, meats and cheeses, crafts and much more.
Why You Should Go: Historic Wagner Farm in Glenview is the site of this weekly farmers market, where you can find everything from bison and lamb to natural cosmetics and dog treats. Stop by the Green Table to learn from local sustainable living experts or the Community Booth, where a local nonprofit will have a bake sale and/or information on their group. And as you’re walking around, enjoy live music from a rotation of musicians and bands. LINK and SNAP cards are accepted.
When: Wednesdays, June 20 to Oct. 17, 2018, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Cherry Lane and Meadow Road, Northbrook
Why You Should Go: Switch things up and shop farm-fresh produce during the week in Northbrook. This market’s mission is “to support local farmers, producers and artisans by providing an economic outlet, and to serve the greater Northbrook area by making available for purchase fresh, high-quality produce and other locally made goods for the benefit of all.” Dogs are welcome at this farmers market, and SNAP benefits are accepted.
When: Sundays, June 10 to Nov. 4, 2018, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: 5127 Oakton St., Skokie
Why You Should Go: Voted “Best on the North Shore” by North Shore Magazine, the Skokie Farmers Market draws as many as 2,500 people every week and features fresh goods from four states. Before you head out, view the village’s handy map so you know exactly where to go and make the most of your time at the market. When you’re done shopping, find a bench or grassy spot for a picnic in the Village Green. Free parking and bicycle parking is available and public transportation in nearby.
Where: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
Why You Should Go: Don’t miss your chance to shop local, sustainable goods with the beautiful Chicago Botanic Garden as your backdrop. Find produce, flowers, herbs and more products from vendors who will be able to talk and answer your questions on the garden’s Esplanade.
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