Fall Farmers Market Update

The crisp air and the colorful leaves on the trees signal both the end of the summer farmer’s markets and the beginning of several fall markets in Lake County. If you hurry, you can catch the last few dates of the lingering summer markets; if you plan ahead, you will know exactly where to visit as late in the year as December.  My family can’t get enough of seasonal, local produce and freshly-baked goods from the farmer’s markets–even if it means putting on sweatshirts and hats and braving the colder weather.

fall farmers markets in lake county

Fall Farmers Markets in Lake County

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. Please be sure to check the markets’ new guidelines and rules before heading out.

The following farmers markets will remain open through specific dates in mid-to-late October:

Barrington Farmers Market
Park Ave. and Cook St.
3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursdays through October 15
Covid-19 Shopping guidelines.

Buffalo Grove Farmers Market
Mike Rylko Park, 951 McHenry Rd.
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sundays through October 11
COVID-19 shopping guidelines.

College of Lake County Farmers Market
In front of the Horticulture Building, Lancer Ln., Grayslake
3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through October 15
COVID-19 guidelines: Please come to market wearing a mask and maintain 6 feet between yourself and other customers. Only two customers will be allowed under the tent at a time.

Deerfield Farmers Market
Park Avenue between Jewett Park Drive and Hazel Avenue
7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through October 10
COVID-19 shopping guidelines.

Highland Park: Ravinia Farmers Market
Jens Jensen Park, Dean Ave. between Williams Ave. and St. Johns Ave.
Priority shopping hours: 7:00-8:00 a.m. General Shopping hours 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Wednesdays through October 28
COVID-19 guidelines for shopping.

East Grand Farmers Market
Canceled for the 2020 season.

Lake Forest/Garden Market at Elawa Farm
Elawa Farm, 1401 Middlefork Drive (off of Waukegan Road, between Route 176 and Deerpath Road);
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through October 28
COVID-19 guidelines for shopping.

Libertyville Farmers Market
Cook Park, Church St. between Milwaukee and Brainerd Ave.
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Thursdays through October 22.
COVID-19 rules for shopping the market.

winter farmers markets in lake county

Winter Farmers Markets in Lake County

The following farmers markets will remain open through December.

Grayslake Farmers Market 
Plaza at the corner of Whitney and Center Street in downtown Grayslake
3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesdays through September 23
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturdays through December 12
COVID-19 safe shopper guidelines.

Do you frequent a fall farmers market? Tell us about your favorite fall farmers market finds in the comments section below.

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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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