Wednesday, August 5, 2020

5 North Shore Farmers Markets

North Shore Farmers Markets

Looking for ways to support local businesses and farmers on Chicago’s North Shore? Visit a local farmers markets! The variety of local produce really amps up this time of year, with sweet corn, tomatoes, summer squash, green beans, lettuces and so much more. You can also find bread, sweet treats and more from local businesses. As your North Shore real estate agent, I’m here to fill you in and where and when to find local North Shore farmers markets, so you can plan accordingly!

1.  Downtown Evanston Farmers Market takes place on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year, seniors and disabled shoppers can shop from 7 to 7:30 a.m. The location is University Place and Oak Avenue in Downtown Evanston. The market runs through Nov. 7. Expect to find fruits and veggies, homemade pies, grass-fed ground beef, spiced roasted cashews, organic fair-trade coffee beans and more. Local restaurants take turns serving up ready-made food as well, such a tamales or BBQ. 

2.  Glenview Farmers Market takes place on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The location is the parking lot of Historic Wagner Farm at 1510 Wagner Road. This runs until mid-October. There isn’t ready-to-eat food or community event tables this year, but there are still plenty of seasonal fruits and vegetables, eggs, spices, honey, jams and local meats, for you to purchase and enjoy. 

3.  Northbrook Farmers Market takes place on Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The location is at Cherry Lane and Meadow Road in Downtown Northbrook. This market runs until Oct. 14. This is a nonprofit, all volunteer-run market! Expect to find fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, pasture-raised meat, raw honey, olive oils, pies and more. 

4.  Skokie Farmers Market takes place on Sundays from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The location is new this year, at 5127 Oakton Street. This market runs every Sunday through Nov. 1. You can expect to find in-season vegetables, fruits, cheeses, flowers, jams, pickles and more. This market opened in 1975 and has been voted “Best on the North Shore,” so be sure to check it out! 

5.  Winnetka Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The location is Winnetka Village Hall at 510 Green Bay Road. This market runs through Oct. 17. This is the market’s 43rd year! Items you’ll find include fruits and vegetables, blooming plants, shrubs and flowers, cheeses, baked goods, breads, homemade pesto, handmade soaps and lotions, and much more.


Be sure to check the websites for each farmers market to see what COVID-19 precautions they’re taking, and what rules they’re asking you to follow. These markets are a great way to eat the freshest, most local food available, and to support local businesses and farmers!

When ready to achieve your real estate goals in Glencoe, Winnetka, Highland Park, Deerfield, Northbrook, Lake Forest, Wilmette, Evanston, Glenview, Riverwoods, Bannockburn, or other North Shore communities, contact me, your North Shore real estate agent! I am always here to answer any questions you may have and to guide you through the entire home-buying and/or home-selling process. Let’s get started today!

Janie Bress
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