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Looking for a local, true farmer's market in Chicago and Northeastern Illinois?  Scroll down this page and you will see the farm markets, farm stands, roadside stands, produce markets, even garden fruit and vegetable stands and seasonal community farmer's markets in Chicago and Northeastern Illinois, sorted by county. Markets offering organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name. If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website.

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!  

What's in season in May 2017, and other timely information:

May brings with it Spring and the ability to buy locally, especially in the deep South where fresh strawberries are available in Florida and Texas, followed by California. Cold weather crops, like spinach, some lettuces, peas, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and early onions being harvested in all but the colder regions. Many markets still have fresh winter squash, stored from last Autumn.

Farmer's Market Listings, by county

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Boone County

Cook County

  • The Children's Farm at The Center - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, pumpkins, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, IL 60464. Phone: 708-361-3650. Fax: 708-361-2811. Email: the.center@mac.com. Open: Farm Market: Weekdays from 3 pm to 5 pm; Weekends (including Columbus Day) from 10 am to 4 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. All through October we have a pick-your-own pumpkin patch; Weekdays from 3 pm to 5 pm; Weekends (including Columbus Day) from 10 am to 4 pm; On October 23 and 24 we host a Haunted Farm; Tickets are $12; Please call for advance tickets, which are required. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: October 05, 2009)
  • Glenview Farmer's Market, c/o Wagner Farm -
    1510 Wagner Road, Glenview, IL  60025. Phone: (847) 657-1506. Email: WFannounce@wagnerfarm.org. Open from June 27th to October 10th, on Saturdays from 8 am to 12 pm. (ADDED: September 09, 2009)
  • Goebbert's Farm & garden Center - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies,
    40 W Higgins Rd, South Barrington, IL 60010. Phone: 847-428-6727. Fax: 847-428-6850. Email: suem@pumpkinfarms.com. Open: April Monday - Sunday 9am to 6pm May Monday - Friday 9am to 8pm Saturday - Sunday 9am to 6pm June - October Monday - Friday 9am to 7pm Saturday - Sunday 9am to 6pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Located 1 mile west of Barrington Road on Higgins Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: January 03, 2013)
  • Morton Grove Farmers' Market - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Covered outdoor market, Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, events at your location (call for info)
    6210 Dempster Street, Morton Grove, IL 60053. Phone: 847-750-6436. Email: connect@mgfarmersmarket.com. Open: Saturday mornings from 8 am to 12 pm; The 2012 Season ends on October 20th; See our website to learn more about our Festivals and Special Events, including our indoor Winter Markets on December 1, 2012 and February 2, 2013. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: The Morton Grove Farmers' Market is located between Waukegan Road and the I94/Edens Expressway. Just a few blocks West of Austin Avenue and a few blocks East of Lehigh/ Lincoln/ RR tracks. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We hope to accept the EBT SNAP / LINK program starting in 2013. Check our website or facebook page for updates!. We are a family friendly Farmers' Market that strives to be a producer only Market. We offer live entertainment and children's activities in addition to a wide variety of vendors. We are open Saturdays through Oct 20 from 8 am - 12 pm. (ADDED: September 16, 2012)
  • Wolff's Flea Market - Farmer's Market - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), some produce is certified organically grown, Covered outdoor market, apples, carrots, melons, onions, oranges, tomatoes, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms
    1775 N. Rand Road, Palatine, IL 60074. Phone: 847-524-9590. Email: wolffsflea@aol.com. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4pm June 1 through October 27. Directions: On Rand Road, just 1/2 mile north of Dundee Road in the former Menard's building at Old Hicks Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. This new farmers market that will be opening June 1, outdoors in front of Wolff's Flea Market, Palatine. Now accepting reservations for produce and bulk food vendors. First month rent is free. Palatine health department license may be required. Customers will find 300 additional antique, collectible, craft and new merchandise vendors inside the market. (ADDED: March 08, 2013)

Dekalb County

DuPage County

Ford County

Grundy County

Kane County

  • Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch - Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Indoor market, Covered outdoor market, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    42w813 Reinking Rd, Hampshire, IL 60140. Phone: 847-4645952. Email: Hollyp@pumpkinfarms.com. Open: Mid July - October 31, 2013 Daily 9am to 6pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: I90 west to Route 47. Exit left to farm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: January 03, 2013)
  • Troxel Farm and Garden - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Crafts, artistic products, etc, cucumbers, herbs/spices, peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg, picnic area (bring your own food)
    1s511 Countyline Road, Maplepark, IL 60151. Phone: 708-491-3790. Email: Trudyf7@gmail.com. Open: Daily 9 am to 7 pm; April 21 to October 31. Directions: 4.5 miles south of MaplePark IL on Countyline road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Specialty pumpkins. Indian corn and cornstalk bundles. Gourd carving workshops. Meet Applejack our Miniature horse. Gourds and gourd birdhouses. (ADDED: September 20, 2015)
  • Sugar Grove Pumpkin Farm & Produce - Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, melons, onions, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes,
    4s041 Merrill Rd, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Phone: 8159016887. Alternate Phone: 8157645124. Email: sugargrove.pumpkinfarm@gmail.com . Open: 3rd week of July to Labor Day from 9am to 7pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Canvas bags are recommended for transportation of produce. Cash Only Honor System. No change. All produce grown on site. Super sweet bicolored sweet corn is a hot seller! Multiple varieties of peppers and tomatoes. (UPDATED: January 13, 2017)
  • Wiltse's Farm Produce and Greenhouses - Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, porta-potties, picnic area
    50 W 379 State Route 38, Maple Park, IL 60151. Phone: 815-827-3575. Email: wiltsefarm@aol.com. Open: Seasonally Mid - April through October Weather Permitting Monday - Saturday; 9am to 6pm Sunday; 9am to 5pm. Directions: Directly on State Route 38, Maple Park, Illinois - 1/2 mile East of County Line Road or 6 miles West of State Route 47. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. U-Pick Tomatoes .. all U-pick items are weather permitting. The Wiltse family has been growing and selling quality vegetables for four generations. We start the season out with greenhouse products that consists of all sorts of annuals, vegetables and perennials - hanging baskets and planters, mulch, landscaping materials and services. We start picking Asparagus in the spring and following with our vegetables and finish with a variety of fall items including hardy fall mums, fall squash and our U-pick pumpkin patch. We are truly a family farm!. (ADDED: February 09, 2011)(UPDATED: May 30, 2013)

Kankakee County

Kendall County

Lake County

  • Didier Farms - Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, beans, beets, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, onions, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    16678 West Aptakisic Road, Prairie View, IL 60069. Phone: 847-634-3291. Alternate Phone: 847-634-3295. Fax: 847-634-3298. Email: didierfarms@didierfarms.com. Open: Farmstand Daily from the middle of July to October 31, 2010 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: Located at the northeast corner of Aptakisic Road and Buffalo Grove Road. Or 2 miles west of Route 21. Click here for a map and directions. Pick your own, too.
  • Krueger's Vegetable Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Preserves, jams, jellies, beans, beets, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, melons, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, restrooms
    28572 W. Il Route 120, Lakemoor, IL 60051. Phone: 815-385-4981. Email: kfstand57@yahoo.com. Open: Days/Hours of Operation: Mid - July thru October 31st(close early on Halloween) 9:38 am to 6:30 Daily. Directions: 1 1/4 west of Route 12 and Route 120 intersection. Click here for a map and directions. Late August to Early September - Michigan Apples and Peaches start arriving. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. we also carry but not grown at our farm: Apples, Asparagus, Avocado, Blueberries, Carrots, Grapes, Lemons, Limes, Onions, Peaches, Potatoes, Plums, Pluots, Radish, Strawberries, Straw Bales.... so much to list stop in and see us and please let us know how you heard about us!!. Cauliflower, Cabbage, Gourds(Fall), Broom Corn(Fall), Indian Corn(Fall), Corn Stalks(Fall), All Your Fall Décor is grown right here..... (UPDATED: July 17, 2015)

LaSalle County

  • Country Pond Gardens - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is sustainably grown, Indoor market, school tours
    2190 North 45th Road, Leland, IL 60531. Phone: 815-495-9200. Email: garden.countryponds@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 7 pm; Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm. Directions: Go 2 miles south of the intersection of Route 34 and Route 23 North on E 22nd Road to the Stop Sign at N 45th Road. At the Stop Sign the Farm Gardens will be directly in front of you. Turn right onto N 45th Road and enter the Farm at the first driveway on your left. Payment: Cash, only. We offer our customers CSA and other subscription options and will custom grow produce. Please use our Facebook page to find current lists of produce available and other information as well as sending us messages. (UPDATED: September 21, 2012) (ADDED: July 26, 2012)

Marshall County

McHenry County

  • All Seasons Orchard - Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    14510 Illinois Route 176, Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: 815-338-5637. Fax: 815-338-6479. Email: James@allseasonsorchard.com. Open: Late August to early November. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: All Seasons Orchard is a u-pick orchard located in Woodstock, IL on Route 176 West, 2.5 miles west of the intersection of Route 176 West and IL Route 47(IL Route 176 and Timber Lane). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: April 03, 2010)
  • J. Goebbert U-Pick Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Uncovered outdoor market, beets, carrots, eggplant, herbs/spices, onions, peppers, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
    16018 Route 176, Union, IL 60140. Phone: 224-764-8821. Alternate Phone: 224-623-9617. Open: From early July to Mid - October, 7 days a week, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Directions: At Route 176 & Franklinville Road in Union, IL. It is 4 miles west of Route 47, on Route 176. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Specialty Peppers (10 varieties), many varieties of Tomatoes, Cilantro, Potatoes, Turnips. Has anyone been there since 2013? Are they still in business?  I haven't been able to get an update (you may see them on other websites, but they have just copied it from here.) (ADDED: May 22, 2012)
  • Grace Farm Studios - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, gooseberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (black), saskatoons, Other fruit or veg, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals
    2719 Franklinville Road, Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: 815-790-8895. Email: chaney@gracefarmstudios.com. Open: Monday to Thursday 8am to 5pm by appointment; Friday and Saturday 8am to 5pm; closed Sundays except for July 4th Labor Day, and Thanksgiving weekends; June 27 to December 22; See our website home page for current hours. Directions: Please see the special 2016 directions on our website. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Purple Raspberries; Locally Produced Raw Honey; Aronia Berries; Dried Berry Leaf Teas; Icelandic fiber and fiber art. (UPDATED: June 25, 2016) (UPDATED: October 03, 2011) (ADDED: April 25, 2010)
  • Red Barn Farm Market - vegetables and fruit
    3500 Route 47, Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: 815-338-4343. Open: April-November Weekdays 9-6, Weekends 10-5. Have restroom and picnic area. They take credit cards. They have a corn maze, spooky house, haystack, hay rides & petting zoo for Fall Festival. Spring they sell flowers/gardening supplies. Summer they sell vegetables and fruit. (ADDED: March 03, 2010, suggested by a visitor)
    Comments from a visitor on March 03, 2010: "Its the best one (farm market) in McHenry County"

Will County

  • Bronkberry Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Preserves, jams, jellies, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals
    18061 S. Bronk Road, Plainfield, IL 60586. Phone: 815-436-6967. Open: mid April thru November 1st; Tuesday thru Sunday 9:00am to 6:00 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: September 02, 2015)
  • Glasscock Farms- Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables,
    198 West Laraway Road, Joliet, IL 60436. Phone: 815-723-3792. Open: July-October 9am-6pm most days at the farm. Farmstand wagons in New Lenox, and several in Joliet.. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only..  (ADDED: August 29, 2012, suggested by a visitor)
    Comments from a visitor on August 29, 2012: "A local favorite that I've frequented all my life. Excellent Sweet Corn, Melons, peppers, beets, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, zuccini, fruits, pumpkins-pie and halloween, decorative gourds and drid maize, honey, home made salsa, and more. Well known for the best illinois sweet corn. They can also advise you on canning and freezing their produce for winter/after season use. Friendly and helpful with great local produce."
  • Jim Gorman's Vegetables - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables,
    30643 South Route 53, Wilmington, IL 60481. Phone: 815-476-7514. Open: Tuesday to Sunday 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: Right off Route 53 and New River Road — a half mile north of Wilmington, IL. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 26, 2010)
  • McCarthy Farmstands - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Covered outdoor market, corn (sweet), tomatoes, porta-potties
    9700 W 167th Street, Orland Park, IL 60467. Phone: 708-349-2158. Alternate Phone: 630-306-5337. Email: craigtrenkamp@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Sunday 9am to 6pm. Directions:Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: April 15, 2016)
  • Rainbow Harvest Hydroponic Greenhouse & Farm - some produce is certified organically grown, Fresh local eggs, melons, peppers, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs
    P.o.box 428, Channahon, IL 60410. Phone: 815-530-8366. Email: Rainbowcrop.com or Kevin@rainbowcrop.com. Open:year - round by appointment only; Please email or call to schedule an appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Specializing in hydroponically grown gourmet lettuces. (ADDED: April 03, 2011)
  • Siegel's Cottonwood Farm - Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, corn (sweet), cucumbers, peaches, peppers, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    1741 S. Weber Rd, Lockport, IL 60441. Phone: 815-741-2693. Fax: 815-729-2693. Email: Kaity@sigelsfarm.com. Open: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday 10 am to 4 pm end of June thru August. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Less than an hour anywhere in Chicagoland. Free parking. Located 5 miles south of I-55 on Weber Road (Exit 263) in Crest Hill. Located 5 miles north of Route 80 on Larkin Avenue, Exit 130, go 5 miles north. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Largest selection of pesticide free herb and vegetable plants in Will County. Look for Pixie Fairies and Pirates on the farm mid-May, Woofapalooza Benefit mid June, Pumpkin Fest runs September 26 to November 1 and Statesville Haunted Prison runs October 1 to November 1. Extra extra sweet Corn is grown on our farm and harvested daily. Also sell Potatoes, Zucchini and Watermelon. Fresh bakes Pies (1/2's), cinnamon swirl bread, kettle corn, apple cider donuts, jar goods and local Honey. (ADDED: June 05, 2015) (UPDATED: August 16, 2012)

 

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