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Looking for a local, true farmer's market in Southern 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 Southern 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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Alexander County

Bond County

Clark County

  • Scott's Berry Patch - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, all produce is sustainably grown, blackberries, corn (sweet), strawberries, tomatoes,
    2755 East 550th Road, Casey, IL 62420. Phone: 217-932-8141. Email: scottsberrypatch@gmail.com. Open: Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm during berry season. Directions: From Casey, IL, head south on Route 49 to the 4th crossroad (600th Road ). Turn left and head east about 2 miles until you reach a blacktop road (300th Street ). Turn right and head south about half a mile. Do NOT go around curve, but head straight onto the gravel road. Take an immediate right and head down our gravel lane. We are a log home with the red tin roof. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. All berries are pre-picked, ready for pick up. Please call ahead to insure availability. (ADDED: June 11, 2015)

Clay County

Clinton County

Crawford County

Cumberland County

Edwards County

Effingham County

Fayette County

Franklin County

Gallatin County

Hamilton County

Hancock County

Hardin County

Henderson County

Jackson County

  • Desoto Community Farmers Market - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, picnic area
    West Main Street, De Soto, IL 62924. Phone: (618) 867-2315. Email: dcfm.supervisor@gmail.com . Open: Tuesdays, 4:30 to 7, May through October. Directions: Senior Citizens Park, just west of the car wash and bank, on West Main Street in De Soto, IL. Click here for a map and directions. For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: March 06, 2017)
  • McNitt Growers - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, blackberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), strawberries, porta-potties, school tours
    78 Oak Ridge Lane, Carbondale, IL 62903. Phone: 618 687 3563. Email: mcnittgrowers@gmail.com. Open: April 1 until June 1; hours are Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 5pm, Sunday 1pm to 4pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Bedding plants in the spring. (ADDED: June 27, 2011)
  • Peter Piper Plants and Produce - Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), 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), Uncovered outdoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc,
    18021 North Highway 51, Desoto, IL 62924. Phone: 618-521-2758. Email: mixmasterbaiter69@yahoo.com. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, from 9am to 5 pm. Directions: On the corner of Highway 51 and Landfill road 3 miles North of DeSoto. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 30, 2014)

Jasper County

Jefferson County

Johnson County

  • Tanglefoot Ranch - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), all produce is sustainably grown, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs/spices, peaches, peppers, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, restrooms, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    1670 Flatwoods Road, Simpson, IL 62985. Phone: (618) 949-3869. Alternate Phone: (618) 615-0063. Email: info@tanglefootranch.com. Open: The market at Tanglefoot Ranch's Farm Table is open on Thursdays from 8:30am to 12:30pm; Please call ahead to verify. Directions: From Vienna, IL and I-24: Head east on Hwy-146 towards Grantsburg. Just past Grantsburg post office, turn left onto Flatwoods Road Travel 1.5 miles through natural area and turn into first driveway on your right. From Golconda, IL: Head west on Hwy-146 towards Vienna. Just before entering Grantsburg, turn right onto Flatwoods Road Travel 1.5 miles through natural area and turn into first driveway on your right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. 3 acre peach orchard featuring 5 different varieties of peaches, harvesting mid to late June into early August. Red raspberries mid June through early November. Tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, and peppers starting late June or early July stretching into November. Strawberries and lettuce also available. (ADDED: July 22, 2016)

Lawrence County

Madison County

  • Liberty Apple Orchard - apples, U-pick and already picked
    8308 Kuhn Station Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025. Phone: 618-659-9217. Alternate Phone: 314-308-4310. Email: j5fourj@att.net. Open: Saturday: 8:30am to 4:30pm Sunday: 1:00pm to 4:30pm Monday and Thursday: 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Directions: From the Meyer YMCA in Edwardsville, go east on Goshen Road approximately two miles, turn right on Staunton Road , cross the Bike Trail, turn left on Kuhn Station Road We are down the road about 1/4 mile on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Late August through mid-November. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: March 02, 2014)
  • Peacock Farmers' Market - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is sustainably grown, Uncovered outdoor market,
    817 9th Street, Highland, IL 62249. Phone: 618 669-2440. Email: jgeiler@hotmail.com. Open: Saturday, 8am to noon, April through October. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: March 10, 2011)

Marion County

Massac County

Monroe County

Perry County

Pope County

Pulaski County

Randolph County

Richland County

  • Five Creeks Family Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), strawberries, porta-potties
    1120 E Massac Lane, Noble, IL 62868. Phone: (618) 752-5059. Email: fivecreeksfamilyfarm@gmail.com. Open: Check our Facebook page for hours. Directions: 9 Miles North of Noble on Passport Road. 9 Miles East of Dietrich Blacktop on Ingraham Road, then South 2 miles. 7 Miles West of Highway 130 on Dundas Road, then South 2 Miles. Look for signs. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry Season is typically May to Mid-June;. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: March 29, 2017)

Saline County

St. Clair County

  • Eckert's Country Store and Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    951 South Green Mount Road, Belleville, IL 62220. Phone: (618) 233-0513. Email: eckert-info@eckerts.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: See our website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. See our website for current crop information. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Starting as a simple roadside stand in 1910, the sixth and seventh generations of the Eckert family now operates three retail, entertainment and farming establishments in southern Illinois. Eckert's Belleville location is open year round and is home to the Country Store, Restaurant, Garden Center, Custard Shop and Pick-Your-Own farm. Visit our website to learn more about our wide array of products, ripening dates, activities and so much more!. (ADDED: April 27, 2011)

 

Union County

  • Rendleman Orchards - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, cucumbers, peaches, pumpkins, summer squash, gift shop, restrooms
    9680 State Route 127 North P. O. Box 159, Alto Pass, IL 62905. Phone: 618-893-2771. Fax: 618-893-2370. Email: info@rendlemanorchards.com. Open: in season, Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm Saturday 8am to Noon. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: September 13, 2012)  (UPDATED: September 13, 2012)

Wabash County

Washington County

Wayne County

  • Freeland's Strawberries and Vegetable - Roadside stand, Sweet Corn, watermelon and cantaloupe
    Rr 1 Box 206, Sims, IL 62886. Phone: 618-895-2680. Email: kinggardener@yahoo.com. Directions: We are located in Sims, IL on Route 15 between Wayne City and Fairfield. Turn south at Sims crossroads then 3/4 mile on left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We offer a large u-pick strawberry patch along with pre-picked berries in the spring(may 10-june 10). U-pick opens around may 25. High tunnel tomatoes begin in late June. Sweet Corn, watermelon and cantaloupe are also grown at our farm and sold at our stand, beginning in early July. (UPDATED: March 06, 2010)
  • Grant's Tomatoes and Vegetables - Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), Roadside stand, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, blackberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    1108 Leininger Rd, Fairfield, IL 62837. Phone: 618-599-8441. Email: WILESJ1@MY.IECC.EDU. Open: daily from Sunday from sun-up to sunset from July to September. Directions: Take Main Street (West Bound) or Delaware Street (East Bound) to SW 10th Street turn right onto Leininger Road and it is the third house on the left. There is a beautiful sign by the road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. My son and I grow homegrown tomatoes and vegetables and sell them at our home on the old fashion "Honor System" and with all proceeds going towards his 529 college investment fund!. (ADDED: October 09, 2013)

White County

Williamson County

 

 

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