Farmers Markets are one of our favorite summer activities. In a normal year, Lake County has enough markets that you could visit one almost every day of the week. This year Farmers Markets are going to look a little different. While many of them are still opening they will be more of an in and out experience.
We encourage you to still make a point to visit the markets weekly and support our local farmers. We have made some notes on the individual market plans but the changes and requirements at most markets are extensive. Similar to most grocery stores families are encouraged to only send one person to the market. Please see the individual market’s website for full rules and regulations. As this is an ever-changing situation we will do our best to keep it up to date and accurate.
2020 Lake County Farmers Markets
Antioch Street Market
Antioch has moved to a new Street Market that will operate the last Sunday of each month on Skidmore.
Starting June 28 and running on the last Sunday of the month through September, 8:00 am. – 2:00 p.m.
Barrington Farmers Market
Park Ave. and Cook St., Barrington
June 18 – October 15, Thursdays 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Buffalo Grove Farmers Market
Mike Rylko Park: 951 McHenry Rd, Buffalo Grove,
June 14 – October 11, Sundays 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., No Market on Sunday, September 6.
No dogs are allowed at the market.
Deerfield Farmers Market
New Location – Park Avenue between Jewett Park Drive and Hazel Avenue
June 13 – October 10, Saturdays 7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
There will be no social or civic activities and a reduced number of vendors. Full list of changes available on the website.
Fox Lake Farmers Market
17 E. School St. – Fox Lake, IL
Tuesdays June 2 – September 29, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
In order to promote social distancing and quick shopping experience, they have eliminated our entertainment as well as scheduled theme days.
Grayslake Farmer’s Market
Center Street and Whitney in downtown Grayslake.
Spring Market: Canceled
Summer Market opens June 3, Wednesdays 3-7:00 p.m.
They will not have crafts, face painting, music, or dancing. Tents will face into the street to allow for wider walkways. Starting June 1 they will offer Preorder/Prepay/Pickup at the Market. See complete guidelines.
Highland Park: Ravinia Farmers Market
Jens Jensen Park, Dean Ave. between Roger Williams Ave. and St. Johns Ave.
June 3 through October 28, Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Face coverings are required., Touchless payment or exact cash (no change will be given). There will be one-way traffic and only one person per household. See the website for full updates on procedures.
Highwood Evening Gourmet Market
Canceled for 2020
Lake Bluff Farmers Market
Lake Bluff Village Green
June 8 – October 12, Friday 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lake Forest: Garden Market at Elawa Farm
Elawa Farm, 1401 Middlefork Drive (off of Waukegan Road, between Route 176 and Deerpath Road)
Market is currently virtual, will hopefully be opening the first weekend in June.
Lake Zurich Farmers Market
Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich
June 5 – September 11, Friday 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Libertyville Farmers Market
Cook Park, Church Street between Milwaukee and Brainerd Avenue
Opening Thursday, June 4 – October 22, 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
There will be no music or activities. Dogs will not be allowed at the June Market. See full guidelines.
Mundelein Farmers Market
Park Street between Lake & Seymour Streets
June 19 – October 16, Fridays 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
October dates are weather dependent with shorter hours.
Northbrook Farmers Market
Cherry & Meadow, Downtown Northbrook
June 17 – October 14, Wednesday 7:00 a..m. – 1:00 p.m.
Masks will be required, more updates will be posted on their website.
Vernon Hills Farmers Market
June 25 – October 8, Thursdays, 3-7:00 p.m.
Wadsworth Farmers Market
Wadsworth Park adjacent to Wadsworth Village Hall, near Wadsworth and Delaney Roads
June 10 through September 30, Wednesdays 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Round Lake Beach Farmers Market
Saturdays, July 11- September 12, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
East Grand Farmers Market
East Grand Road, Gurnee
Canceled for 2020
Enjoy the bounty of your local farmers with farm fresh produce!
Which farmers market is your favorite to visit?
As always, we try to be as thorough as possible, if we missed your community’s market please let us and our readers know below!
To help support a number of local farmers and producers please consider trying the virtual online farmers market at http://www.tasteofedenmarket.com run by the Eden Restoration Project