Shoppers shook off Thursday morning's damp weather to attend opening day for the Libertyville farmers market, which is celebrating its 34th year of operation.
A flash mob of people from St. Basil Serbian Orthodox Church in Mettawa danced the "Kolo" to music from an accordion and a tambourine.
"I come here every year, every Thursday," said Marilyn Whiting of Libertyville.
"My cousin came up from Mississippi and I told her the first thing we had to do was go the farmers market," Whiting said. "It's a great little community to walk around in. You see people, you see all your neighbors, it's a kind of a get-together."
About 30 vendors from throughout Illinois, as well as Michigan and Wisconsin lined Cook Street between Milwaukee and Brainerd avenues Thursday.
Everything from fruits and vegetables to cheese, bread and flowers were available for purchase.
The Cook Park Library also held its "Fresh-Picked Stories" in Cook Park.
R.C. Juggles of Woodstock was on hand for balloon sculpting, juggling and magic, while and music was provided by Whitey O'Day of Arlington Heights.
The farmers market will run every Thursday morning from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 16.