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Farmer’s Markets –2012– on the Northwest Line

Check out these great Farmer’s Markets in the Northwest Suburbs, all just steps from the Metra Station

Harvard Farmer’s Market:

The Harvard Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm from May 5th through October.

Located along the northeast and southeast corners of Ayer and Front Streets in Historic Downtown Harvard, just a quick 1 block walk form the Metra  Station.You will find many local vendors selling a variety of items including fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, home made breads, beautiful flowers, plants & shrubs, and original handcrafted items.

Woodstock Farmer’s Market:

Held every Tuesday, and every Saturday, beginning May 1st through October, from 8:00 am-1:00 pm.

Voted the #1 Farmer’s Market in Illinois in 2011. Woodstock’s market is one of the largest farmer’s markets in the Northwest Suburbs and is in its 30th year. The market is located in Historic Woodstock Square, which makes a charming backdrop for the Market. Browse through a wide variety of fresh produce, meats, cheese, wine, flowers, baked goods, soaps and many other items, even a knife sharpening service.

Crystal Lake Farmer’s Market:

Bounty of the Freshest Fuits & and Vegetables

The Crystal Lake Farmers Market is held 8:00am-1:00pm every Saturday, June 2nd through October 13th.

Step off the train into Depot Park where you will find a bounty of the area’s freshest vegetables, fruits, baked goods, eggs, meats, organics, flowers, plants, honey, vinegars and more.  While in town for the market, enjoy the vibrant downtown area and the many shops and restaurants that Downtown Crystal Lake has to offer.

Cary Farmer’s Market:

The Cary Farmers Market is held Sunday’s from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 3rd through September 30th.

The outdoor market will be held in the North commuter parking lot near the intersection of High Road and W. Main Street in downtown Cary. Market items will include fresh vegetables such as corn, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, eggplant, beets, squash, bok choy, radishes, peas, green beans, spinach, and 40 varieties of tomatoes; fresh fruits such as Michigan apples, peaches, berries, 31 varieties of peaches, plums, nectarines, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries; baked goods such as pies, breads, cookies, muffins, and cupcakes; and specialty items such as jellies, salad dressings, herbs, flowers and plants, and more.

On the first Sunday’s of each month the Cary Farmers Market will host special events and activities, including outdoor music, free Chamber shopping bags to the first 100 attendees, raffles for bags of free Farmers Market groceries,  and more. For more information go to

Barrington Farmer’s Market:

The Barrington Farmer’s Market runs from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday, from June 21st through October the Village Center at Park Avenue and Cook streets.

Enjoy an afternoon or evening that will awaken your senses. Barrington’s Farmer’s Market offers everything from fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, meats, cheeses, honey, and breads to home made pasta, pastries and so much more. . .  The market is located , right next door to the Metra Station, for more info go to

Arlington Heights Farmer’s Market:

Farmers’ Market Saturday’s, June 9th through October 20th, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m in Lot S at Vail & Fremont Streets, in Downtown Arlington Hts.

Come and get some inspiration for your dinners this week. Browse through all of the fresh produce, cheeses, bakery goods, breads, jams and jellies. Don’t forget the fresh flowers for the table.

Mount Pospect Farmer’s Market:

The Mount Prospect Lions Club Farmer’s Market is held every Sunday, June 10th through October 21st, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., located in the Mount Prospect Metra Train Depot – West Commuter Parking Lot (corner of Northwest Hwy & Rte. 83).

Make a stop at this Market for a wonderful array of fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and other goodies. Stroll through and enjoy the freshest seasonal produce. It will give you inspiration for this week’s menu. This year enjoy more entertainment, activities & cooking demonstrations.  For more info

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Park Ridge Farmer’s Market:

The Market is every Saturday 7am-1pm, from May 26th h through October 27th.

The Park Ridge Farmers market, in its 22nd season has farmers from Illinois, Wisconsin & Michigan with fresh produce, as well as flowers, baked goods, cheese, pickles, tomato sauces, salsas, specialty olive oils, mushrooms, fresh eggs and dog treats. There will be musical entertainment almost every Saturday, story time the first Saturday of the month and other events all summer long. R.C. Juggles will be there most Saturdays With his amazing balloon sculptures to entertain the kids.  All just a short walk from the Metra station.

Jefferson Park Farmer’s Market:

The Market will be held at Copernicus Center at 5216 W. Lawrence Ave. in Chicago and operates on select Sundays,from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the dates for 2012 are – June 24th, July 8th & 22nd, August 12th & 26th, September 9th & 23rd, October 7th & 21st.

So mark your calenders and get ready to stock up these goodies: Grass-fed, humanely raised meats, honey, soap, produce, organic pastries and baked goods, cow- and goat-milk cheese, produce, fruit, mushrooms, sauces, pasta, sweet/savory candy and frozen treats, artisan specialties, condiments, oils, and vinegars, pickles, giardiniera, salsas, preserves, soups, sauces and more.

Other features: Garage Sales,  Craft Fairs, and Horticultural & Culinary Arts.

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