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2014 Farmer’s Markets on the Northwest Line

You deserve the best, check out these great Farmer’s Markets in the Northwest Suburbs, all just steps from the Metra Station

Farm to Table

Woodstock Farmer’s Market

Woodstock Farmer’s Market:

Held every Tuesday, and Saturday, beginning May 6th through October, from 8:00 am-1:00 pm. 

The market is located in Historic Woodstock Square, which makes a charming backdrop for the Market. http://www.woodstockfarmersmarket.org/

Voted the #1 farmers market in the state of Illinois in 2012 in the American Farmland Trust annual contest and 5th in America for medium-sized markets.. Woodstock’s market is one of the largest farmer’s markets in the Northwest Suburbs and is in its 31st year. Browse through a wide variety of fresh produce, meats, cheese, wine, flowers, baked goods, soaps, and more…. The market also features live music every week.

Crystal Lake Farmer’s Market:

The Crystal Lake Farmers Market is held 8:00am-1:00pm every Saturday, June 6th through October 11th.

In Depot Park, on Woodstock Ave at Williams St.   http://www.downtowncl.org/13.html

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.

The Freshest Produce

The Freshest Produce

 Cary Farmer’s Market:

The Cary Farmers Market is held Sunday’s from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., June 1st through September 28th.

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. www.carygrovechamber.com.

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.

Barrington Farmer’s Market:

The Barrington Farmer’s Market runs from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. every Thursday, from June 19th through October 16th.

In the Village Center at Park Avenue and Cook streets.   www.barringtonfarmersmarket.org

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 homemade pasta, pastries and so much more. . . The market is located, right next door to the Metra Station. Every week at 4pm kids can enjoy an activity just for them.

Arlington Heights Farmer’s Market:

Farmers’ Market Saturday’s, starting June 7th through October 18th, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m  

Located 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 Prospect Farmer’s Market:

The Mount Prospect Lions Club Farmer’s Market is held every Sunday, June 8- October 19th, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.,

Located on the Metra West Commuter Parking Lot.  At the corner of Northwest Hwy & Rte. 83.   http://www.mtprospectlions.com/

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.

Seasonal Produce

Seasonal Produce

Park Ridge Farmer’s Market:

The Market is every Saturday 7:00 a.m.-1:00p.m., from May 24th through October 25th.

Located at 15 Prairie Ave, between Main & Garden,  just a short walk from the Metra station.   ?http://www.parkridgefarmersmarket.com/

The Park Ridge Farmers market, in its 24th season has farmers from Illinois, Wisconsin & Michigan, featuring 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. New Vendors this season are LeFlour Bake Shop, Yada Yada Crepes, Pappardelle Pasta & C & D Family Farms. C & D Farms will be selling pork, beef, lamb, goat, chicken and farm fresh eggs

Jefferson Park Sunday Market:

Visit the market on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Market is held at the Jefferson Park Field House on Long between Lawrence & Higgins, in Chicago. http://www.jpna.net/FM/

So mark your calendars 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,  salsas, preserves, soups, sauces and more.

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

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