Lake County Farmers Markets: More than Fresh Veggies

One of our favorite activities in the summer is the Farmers Market. It’s about way more than getting fresh vegetables for dinner! Your local Farmers Market is a vibrant community, part block party, part neighborhood meeting. There are activities, music and of course yummy food to purchase and eat. This week is designated National Farmers Market Week.

Lake County Farmers Markets

If you haven’t visited a market this summer pledge to do it this week! We have a handy little printable that lists all the Lake County Farmers Markets by day, there’s one almost every day! Not a chef? Don’t like veggies? I’m sure if you try some fresh local produce you would change your mind! If you need some convincing though to make the effort to shop the markets instead of your local store we have it for you. Like the title says the markets are so much more than fresh produce, here’s a sampling of some of the fun going on in the markets this month, there is something for everyone!

 

Storytimes
Entertain the kids in the great outdoors and pick up dinner at the same time!

  • Storytime on the Green {Lake Bluff}
    Through August 22 join Ms. Regina from the Lake Bluff library on the Green during the Lake Bluff farmers Market. Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Fresh Picked Stories {Libertyville}
    LAST WEEK! Stop by the lawn in front of the playground in Cook Park at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. for fresh stories and perennial favorites form the Cook Park Library.

Children’s Activities

Festivals

  • August 8: Beer ‘N’ Brats at the Lake Bluff Farmers Market – The Daily Grind and Lake Bluff Brewing company will provide the Beer ‘N’ Brats to market guests free of charge starting at 10:30 a.m.
  • September 20: Deerfield Farmers Market‘s 20th Anniversary – celebrate the market and you could win! The first 20 people at the market will receive $20 in vouchers to use at the market!
  • September 26: Little Obie comes to the Mundelein Farmers Market – learn about train safety form Canadian National Railroad and take a ride on Little Obie
  • September 27 Deerfield Farmers Market‘s Harvestfest and Park District Touch-a-Truck. Activities will include R.C. Juggle Balloon Creations, Wizz the Clown, Bean Bag toss, Gourd bowling and more!
  • October 10 – Pumpkinfest at the Mundelein Farmers Market – Visit the Pumpkin Patch and choose your own pumpkin! Little Lake County will be there again this year with crafts and games!

Don’t forget to share your Farmers Market adventures and eats with us by tagging your photos #eatlocalLLC!

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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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