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Cook County

Arlington Heights: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, June 8-Oct. 19, in commuter parking Lot S, at Vail Avenue and Fremont Street, just behind the Arlington Heights Memorial Library and across from the Arlington Heights Historical Museum. Fresh produce, plants, vegetables, breads, pastries, herbs, flowers, cheese, pastas, sauces, jellies, honey and a knife sharpener on site.

Barrington: 2-7 p.m. Thursdays, June 20-Oct. 17, at the Village Center, Park Avenue and Cook Street. Fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, flowers, pastries and more. Info:

Bartlett: 2-7 p.m. Fridays, June 7-Sept. 13 on Main Street in downtown Bartlett. Produce, fresh cut flowers, jewelry, bread and other food items. Info: Scott Skrycki, (630) 837-0800, ext. 5916.

Buffalo Grove: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays, June 16-Oct. 6 (except Sept. 1), at the parking lot in Mike Rylko Community Park in front of Spray 'n Play, 951 McHenry Road. Homegrown vegetables, fruits, flowers, meats, cheeses, breads and other locally grown foods. Info: Email

Elk Grove Village: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, June 1-Oct. 12, at the Clock Tower on the Municipal Grounds, 901 Wellington Ave. Fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, breads, meats, baked goods, salsas, flowers, nuts, honey, popcorn, doggy treats and more. Info: Connie Groat, (630) 878-7627 or

Long Grove: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, June 9 through Oct. 13, Archer parking lot in historic downtown Long Grove, off Old McHenry or Robert Parker Coffin Road. Fresh local and Midwest fruits and vegetables along with a variety of organic products from produce to bug sprays, including large brown eggs, heirloom sweet corn and popcorn, artisan breads, gourmet coffee, sauces, homemade dog treats, health products and more. Info: Email

Mount Prospect Lions Club: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, June 9-Oct. 20 at the Mount Prospect west commuter parking lot, Northwest Highway and Route 83. Fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and other goodies. Info: Fred, (847) 682-0880 or

Palatine: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 4-Oct. 26, at the Palatine commuter train station. Early organic leafy greens, onions, potatoes, meats, eggs, cheeses, butter, breads, jellies, jams, honey, flowers, herbs, soaps, pastas, sauces, pickles, salsas, spices, pottery, gourds, marinades, oils, pesto, cookies, mushrooms and more. Knife sharpener on-site, and Illinois Master Gardeners will help solve garden problems. Info: Marg Duer, or (847) 358-1649.

Rolling Meadows, market and food trucks: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 25, June 22, July 20, Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, at city hall, 3600 Kirchoff Road. Multiple food trucks, farmers fresh produce, more local goods, jewelry, handbags, jams, specialty dog treats, bakery, more. Info:

Olde Schaumburg Centre: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, June 7-Oct. 25, American Indian Center's Trickster Gallery in Town Square, 190 S. Roselle Road (Roselle & Schaumburg roads). Info: (847) 923-3855 or

South Barrington Seasons Produce Market: Friday-Sunday, May 31 through end of October, in the Arboretum of South Barrington parking lot across from Arhaus Furniture. Hours TBA. (847) 426-6200.

Wheeling Farm Stand Market: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, June 18-Oct. 8 at a new location, Wheeling Sale Barn Square, 971 N. Milwaukee Ave. Open air market offering vegetables, fruits, flowers, clay pots, candles, fresh squeezed lemonade and more. Accepts Illinois Link Card and Farmers Market Senior Vouchers. Info:

DuPage County

Aurora: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, June 1 to Oct. 19, downtown at the Aurora Transportation Center, 33 N. Broadway; 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, July 10 to Sept. 11, at West Plaza Shopping Center, 1901 W. Galena Blvd.; 1 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, July 11 to Aug. 29, at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 701 S. Eola Road. All three locations feature fresh local produce and community information. Info: (630) 256-3370 or

Glen Ellyn: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, May 24 through October, in the Main Street parking lot between Hillside and Duane streets. Locally grown produce, organic meats, fresh flowers, baked goods. Info:

Lombard: 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 5 through Sept. 4, at Yorktown Shopping Center, Butterfield Road and Highland Avenue.

Lisle: French Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 26, in the commuter parking lot at the northeast corner of Main Street and Burlington Avenue. Includes baked goods, locally grown produce, artisan creations and music. Info:

Naperville: 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays, June 1 to Oct. 26, in the parking lot at Fifth Avenue Station, 200 E. 5th Ave. Info: (630) 369-5638 or

Villa Park: French Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 27, on Park Boulevard, west of Ardmore Avenue. Info: (312) 575-0286 or

Warrenville: None scheduled this year.

West Chicago: None scheduled this year.

Wheaton: French Market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 9, at Main Street and Liberty Drive (just south of the railroad tracks). Includes flowers, locally grown produce, pastries, art, jewelry and specialty items. Info: (312) 575-0286 or

Winfield: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, June 5 through Oct. 30, at Prairie Trail Center Shopping Plaza on the southwest corner of Geneva and County Farm roads. Forty vendors sell produce, plants, frozen meats, honey, baked goods and other food and nonfood items. Info: (630) 231-2003.

Wood Dale: 3 to 7 p.m. Saturdays, June 15 through Aug. 3, at Metra commuter parking lot, 199 E. Division St. Info:; vendor info: (630) 787-3711.

Fox Valley

Aurora: Three farmers markets are held in Aurora: Downtown, from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, June 1 to Oct. 19, at Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway; East, from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, July 11-Aug. 29 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 701 E. Eola Road; and West, from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, July 10 to Sept. 11, at West Plaza Shopping Center, 1901 W. Galena Blvd. A Young Entrepreneur program is available. Info:

Batavia: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, June 8 through Oct. 12. The market is relocating this year to North River Street between Wilson and State streets. Fresh produce, baked goods, artisan products, plants, honey and related farm products from area farmers and businesses. Info: (630) 761-3528 or

Cary: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, June 2 through Sept. 29 in the western portion of the commuter parking lots near the train station off West Main Street at High Road. Wide selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs and meats, cheeses, baked goods, herbs, flowers, honey, fruit pies, pickles, dressings, seasonings and more. Info: (847) 639-2800 or

Crystal Lake: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, June 1 to Oct. 12 at Depot Park, 70 E. Woodstock St. Features fresh produce, flowers, baked goods and more. Ample, free parking is available in the Metra commuter lots. Info: (815) 479-0835 or

East Dundee: Old Dundee Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, May 11 to Oct. 26 at The Depot, 319 N. River St. It features around 40 vendors each week selling vegetables, honey, flowers, bedding plants, soaps, antiques, and collectibles. New vendors are welcome. Info: (847) 426-2423 or

Elburn: Heritage Prairie Farm Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays year-round at 2N308 Brundige Road. Features seasonal produce, honey, milk, eggs, meats, cheese, wine, beer, crafts and gifts. Info: (630) 443-8253 or

Elgin: Harvest Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, June 6 to Oct. 3 at former Gail Borden Library parking lot, 200 N. Grove Ave. at Kimball Street. Features local vendors selling mostly locally grown and produced foods, as well as education on good sustainable practices for healthy living. Adding a weekly component of arts and artisans. Info:

Geneva French Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 10 at Geneva Metra Station, South and Fourth streets. Features fresh produce, fine textiles, fresh baked goods and gifts. Info:

Geneva Green Market: In May only: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 27 N. Bennett St.; June 6 to Oct. 31, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at 75 N. River Lane. Locally grown, minimally processed (or organic) fresh vegetables, cheese and frozen beef, freshly cut flowers, chef demos and a "kids' corner." Info: (847) 501-0430 or visit

Huntley: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May 25 to Oct. 5 at Town Square, 11704 Coral St. Features plants, produce, breads and baked goods (regular and gluten-free), honey, jam, pickles, farm-fresh eggs, barbecue sauces and rubs, granolas, Polish foods, handmade soaps, crafts and dog treats. Info: (847) 515-5200 or

St. Charles: St. Charles has two farmers markets. Heinz Brothers Greenhouse Garden Center farmers market, held 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 30 at 1010 E. Main St., features produce, eggs, preserves, meats, food products, pet products, health and beauty products, preserves. Info: (630) 584-0473 or Baker Memorial United Methodist Church farmers market, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, June 7 to Oct. 25 at the church, 307 Cedar Ave. Features local vegetables, fruit, cheese, eggs, beef and goat meat, poultry products, fruit and flowers from Michigan Orchards as well as fresh flowers, garden plants and honey, along with gourmet food products, fresh baked bread, garden and landscaping products, jewelry, arts and crafts. Food tent serving breakfast, lunch, coffee and beverages. Info: (630) 584-6680 or

Sugar Grove: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, June 1 to Sept. 28, at Sugar Grove village hall parking lot, 10 Municipal Drive (at Route 30). Featuring fresh produce, flowers, herbs, baked goods and crafts. Info: (630) 466-1014 or

Woodstock: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays through Oct. 26 on Town Square, 101 N. Johnson St. Voted 2012's No. 1 farmers market in the state of Illinois in the American Farmland Trust annual contest. Featuring a variety of organic vegetables and fruit, natural beef, wines, herbs, nursery stock, pork, chicken, turkey, eggs, honey, gourmet cheese, baked goods, kettle corn, soaps, woolen products, yarns, perennials, bedding plants, annual plants and trees. Live music will be held from 9 a.m. to noon each market. Info:

Lake County

Antioch: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, June 6 to Oct. 10, 854 Main St. Fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers, sweets, meats, breads and more. A concert in the park will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 6 to Aug. 15. Info: (847) 838-4032 or

Chicago Botanic Garden: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Sunday of the month, May 5 to Oct. 20, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Gather seasonal produce, flowers, herbs, and other local, sustainable products rain or shine. Visitors may purchase a special market bag from the Garden Shop to carry their purchases home. Info: (847) 835-5440 or

Deerfield: 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, June 8 through Oct. 12, Metra commuter parking lot, Deerfield Road and Robert York Avenue. Seasonal vegetables and locally grown fruit, organic and naturally grown vegetables and flowers, freshly made baked goods, handcrafted Wisconsin cheese, maple syrup, honey and other specialty products. Info:

Grayslake Summer: 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 5 to Sept. 25, Center Street between Slusser and Whitney streets. Fruits and vegetables, baked goods, meats, flowers, sweets, wine, cooking demonstrations and more. Info:

Green Youth Farm: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, July 10 to Oct. 2, and Saturdays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 5. Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 Green Bay Road, North Chicago. Vegetables grown by students in a program aimed at reaching out to youth in underserved communities. Info: (847) 835-5440 or

Gurnee Park District: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, June 7 to Sept. 27, Esper Peterson Park, Grand Avenue and Kilbourn Road. Free activities including live music, cooking classes and giveaways. Info: (847) 623-7788 or

Hawthorn Woods: 3-7 p.m. Fridays, June 14 to Sept. 20, Community Park, Quentin and Old McHenry roads. In conjunction with Friday Concerts in the Park at 6:30 p.m., and Park in the Park classic and vintage car show from 4-7 p.m. Fridays. Info:

Lake Bluff: 7 a.m. to noon Fridays, June 14 to Oct. 11, Village Green, Sheridan Road and Scanton Avenue. Fresh fruits, vegetables, summer blossoms and baked goods. Info: (847) 234-0774 or

Lake Forest: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, June 22 to Oct. 12, East Lake Forest train station, 691 N. Western Ave. Local produce featuring seasonal fruits, vegetables, dairy products and meat sold directly off the trucks. "Meet our Farmers" highlights local stories about American farmers and local produce. Jr. Farmer Kid's Club: free kid supplies the first Saturday of every month. Meet local community organizations and volunteer for local service the first Saturday of each month. Info: Susan Kelsey, or (847) 613-7005, or

Libertyville: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, June 20 to Oct. 17, West Church Street between Milwaukee and Brainerd avenues. Celebrating 33 years with more vendors than ever. Info:

Lincolnshire: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every other Thursday, June 20 to Sept. 20, Lincolnshire Corporate Center parking lot, 300 Knightsbridge Parkway. A variety of natural and artisan products including naturally grown vegetables, perennials and herbs, sweet corn and melons, artisan cheeses, fine breads, cookies and cakes, organic pork, grass-fed beef, organic chicken and other products. Info: (847) 793-2409 or

Mundelein: 3-7 p.m. Fridays, June 14 to Oct. 11, Park and Seymour avenues downtown. Local vendors offer fresh produce, meats, flowers, cheese and artisanal foods. A tented seating area allows marketgoers to relax, have a snack and enjoy live music. Each week a local nonprofit organization and business will be featured at the market. Info: (847) 361-3224, email or

Vernon Hills: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, June 1 to Oct. 26, Metra Lot 75, East Route 45. Local growers, regional sourced cheeses, breads and other foods. Info:

Wauconda: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, June 20 to Oct. 10, Main Street between Mill and Bangs streets. Fresh produce, flowers, cheeses, breads, pastries, spices and more. Live entertainment. Info: (847) 526-5580 or

Zion: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays, June 20 to Sept. 26, Shiloh Boulevard and Sheridan Road. Fresh fruits and vegetables, arts and crafts, demonstrations, games and food-themed Market Day events. Visit the website for weekly themes. Info: or Facebook.

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