Come Enjoy Will County, IL Farmers Markets

Come Enjoy Will County, IL Farmers Markets

     I married a farm girl ... so it should come as no surprise to anybody that Spring and a new gardening season is always reason for celebration at our house.  After all, you might take the girl off the farm, but you don't take the farm out of the girl!

     Many people share my wife's love of gardening.  They take great pleasure in producing fresh vegetables, fruits, seasonings and much much more for their families.  

     Others simply understand the great importance of feeding themselves and their families fresh foods, so they seek-out the benefit of a farmer's or gardener's labor out at local Farmers Markets.

     In Will County where we live, many of the towns are hosting Farmers Markets once again this year.  I did a little bit of research and gathered information and directions on some of our area's best.  I've listed them below for your enjoyment and convenience.  

     I hope you have a chance to visit many of our local Will County Farmers Markets over the next few months.  They'll provide you a large selection of fresh produce, fruits, crafts, foods, services, and entertainment for you and your family to enjoy and benefit from.
Will County, IL  Farmers Markets

New Lenox French Market
1 Veterans Pky, New Lenox, IL
Days Open:
May 11 to October 5, 2013
Saturdays:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Vendors will be selling:  Dip, mikes, breads, brownie and muffin mixes, Olive oils and spaghetti sauces, Flowers, garden plants and local produce, Artesian Gourmet Cheeses, Fresh baked pizza, Grass Fed Beef, Naturally Raised Pork or Pastured Chicken, Fresh Baked Pies, Assorted Wines and Beers, Freshly made Salsas, Silver Jewelry, honey, Table Runners, Utensils and cookware items, Wickless candles, Gourmet Treats, Various Hot Sandwiches, children's books, Various beverages, Lincoln-Way High School will provide musical entertainment by students, and more!

Lockport, IL Farmers Market
222 E 9th St, Lockport, IL

Days Open:  June 3 to October 14, 2013
Mondays:  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Vendors will be selling:  Produce, Michigan fruit, baked goods, frozen meat, onsite prepared food vendors, salsa, flowers and much more!

Frankfort, IL Country Market
100 Kansas Street, Frankfort, IL  
Days Open:  April 28 to October 27, 2013
Sundays:  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Vendors will be selling:  Locally grown produce, both organic/non-organic, plants, and gardening items, Michigan fruit, all natural raised meats, and eggs, baked goods, as well as freshly prepared foods, infused olive oils, salsa, artisan cheeses, labriola bread, blade sharpening, gourmet coffee and much more!  The Market expands in summer to include our full roster of vendors, and features live music and chef demonstrations on the Local Flavor stage.   Supervised children age 3 to 8 enjoy the free Munchkin Market craft station.  Click HERE for more info!

Mokena, IL Farmers Market
Southeast corner of Wolf Rd. & Front St., Mokena, IL

Days Open:  April 27 to October 26,2013
Saturdays:  8 am to 1 pm

Vendors will be selling:   Fresh baked goods, specialty items, fresh produce, crafts,  and 2 stages of entertainment.  40 to 50 Vendors each week.

Village of Homer Glen Farmers Market
14933 So. Founders Crossing, Homer Glen, IL 

 Days Open:  May - October
Saturdays:  9 am to 1 pm

Vendors will be selling:  Locally grown produce, Michigan fruit, meat, flowers, artisan cheeses, infused olive oils, labriola bread, baked goods and much much more!  Saturday morning brunch available!

Joliet City Center Farmers Market
Van Buren Plaza and Chicago Streets, Joliet, IL

Days Open:  June 14 to September 27, 2013
Fridays:  8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Vendors will be selling:  Fresh produce, homemade breads, flowers, plants, perennials, crafts, fresh eggs, herbs, gourmet coffee, frozen chicken, beef, jewelry,  homemade noodles, jams and jellies, tempting bakery goods, specialty teas and coffees and other intriguing foodstuffs.  You can also buy specialty craft merchandise, fresh cut flowers, bedding and hanging plants, candles and merchandise from Pampered Chef and Homemade Gourmet & more.

Channahon Farmers Market
24856 W. Eamest Street, Channahon, IL
Days Open:  June 6 to August 1, 2013
Thursdays:  8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Vendors will be selling:   Produce, Michigan fruit, baked goods, flowers, meat, jams, jellies, salsa on site grilled food, etc.   Market ACCEPTS Link, credit, debit cards

Plainfield Historic Downtown Farmers Market
IL-59 & W Lockport Street, Plainfield, IL  

Days Open:  June 1 to September 28, 2013
Saturdays:  8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Vendors will be selling:  Fresh fruits, vegetables, perennials, honey, baked goods, and hand crafted items are for sale.  RAIN OR SHINE!  Please support your local farmers!

Bolingbrook Farmers Market
631 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook, IL   
@ The Promenade Bolingbrook
Days Open:   June 6   to   Aug. 29 4pm – 9pm
                          Sept. 5   to   Oct. 3    4pm – 8pm

Vendors will be selling:  Produce, fruit, all natural pastured poultry/eggs, grass fed beef/pork, flowers, baked goods, infused olive oils, bread, gourmet coffees, salsa, artisan cheeses and more!  Entertainment, as the Market coincides with The Promenade's popular concert series. Participants are located near the Stage.

Crete European Market
1321 Main Street, Crete, IL      
Days Open:  May 18 to October 5, 2013
Saturdays:  8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Vendors will be selling:   Locally grown fresh produce, flowers and other seasonal & specialty items.  Pastries, fresh breads, and much more.    


Naperville Farmers Market        (Included as portion is in Will) 200 E. 5th Avenue, Naperville, IL 

Days Open:  June 1 to October 26, 2013
Saturdays:  7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Vendors will be selling:  Fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods,  plants, herbs, eggs, cheese, seafood, beef, chicken, sausage, bacon, pork, bison and elk.   Market held Rain or Shine.   Never cancelled!   Market may extend into the month of November, depending on weather.

     The average American eats less than 2 servings of vegetables per day.  That's almost 5 times less than the amount recommended by physicians.  For men to maintain proper health, they should eat up to 9 servings per day.  Women should eat at least seven daily servings.   

     Will County Farmers Markets can be a great resource for finding fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies ... at more affordable prices.  Search a Farmers Market out in Will County or nearby.  You'll improve your diet and save money ... all while helping your local farmers too. 


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