Although the wind and cold are here, don’t let the crisp cool days leave you without fresh farm to table produce and artisan goods. Throughout Lake County (and beyond) there is a bounty of vendors and farmers just waiting to fill your tables with their local fare.
Winter Farmers Markets in Lake County
Lake County Indoor Winter Market
A traveling artisan market that rotates its location throughout the North Shore, the winter market will take place on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. from November to March. This market features local food artisans’ pastured meat and eggs, local honey, produce, fish and more. Follow their Facebook page to confirm start dates.
- January 19, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lake Zurich, Ela Township Community Center
- January 26, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Vernon Township Community Center, Buffalo Grove
Faith in Place
A traveling market that provides small, local farm producers, who use sustainable practices, with venues to extend their income beyond the growing season. Held on Saturdays and Sundays November through April. Lake County dates are:
- February 2, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. North Shore Congregation Beth Israel, Glencoe
- March 29, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Annunciation of our Lady Epicispoal Church, Gurnee
Farmers Markets Worth the Trip:
Kenosha Harbor Market
Kenosha Masonic Center, 115 56th Street, just south of the Kenosha Public Museum
Every Saturday from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m Mid October through May you can still get your fill of eclectic foods and goods.
Milwaukee Winter Market
Located at the Mitchell Park Conservatory Domes, Greenhouse Annex, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI.
Visit this market on Saturdays, through March 28 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Find McHenry area winter markets at Little McHenry County.
Do you frequent a winter farmers market? Tell us about your favorite winter farmers market finds in the comments section below.
By Jessica G.
Jessica is a mom of 3 girls from Spring Grove, IL. Next to her relationship with the Lord, her other passions include cooking, playing the violin, photography, and helping other moms to realize their true potential.