Farmers Markets and summertime go hand in hand, with many markets running through the fall. There’s something wonderful about fresh, local produce and handcrafted goods. Small businesses and farmers showcase their products and services to the community, and it feels good to the consumer to know where their food came from.
We wanted to highlight these farmers and crafters and inform our residents at Kelmscott Park about farmers markets happening right here in and around Lake Forest. From fruits and veggies to craft goods, honey, and baked goods, these are the best local markets to enjoy!
Lake Bluff Village Green
Fridays June 4 – October 8, 7 AM – 12 PM
Shop local with an array of local farmers, local businesses, craft vendors, artists, and more! Just north of us and less than a 5-minute drive, the Lake Bluff Farmers Market features the best way to enjoy healthy, fresh meals sourced right here in our community. From produce, meats, and pastries to plants, cheese, and more, there is something for everyone. You can even see live music, watch cooking demos, and get your knives sharpened!
Park Avenue between Jewitt Drive and Hazel Ave
Saturdays, June 12 – October 9, 7 am – 12:30 pm
Contact: [email protected]
Our neighbors in Deerfield feature a Saturday farmers market.
Items for Sale
Seasonal vegetables and fruit are locally grown by farmers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin
Organic and naturally grown vegetables and flowers
Fresh meats, eggs, and fish
Hand-crafted Wisconsin cheese, exceptional variety of syrups, honey, confections, salsas, jellies, dressing, soups, sauces, and spreads
Fresh-baked breads, muffins, pies, and cookies
Breakfast to go! Sweet and savory crepes, coffee, and other breakfast treats
Natural bath and body products
Homemade pet treats and products
Jens Jensen Park, Highland Park, IL 60035
Wednesdays June 7 – October 27, 7 AM – 1 PM
Another local market just 20 minutes from Kelmscott, and a nice drive along the shoreline, is Ravinia Farmers Market. They will have live music every Wednesday until 10:45 am. Vendors include local farms, crepes, treats, breads, and more!
Besides these three fantastic markets, there are many others throughout the Chicago metro area. So if Lake Bluff’s Friday Market does not work for you, be sure to check out the others!
A more comprehensive list of farmer’s markets in the area can be found here.
The Chicago Tribune also put together a searchable map of farmer’s markets in the Chicago area.