2021 Farmers Markets and French Markets

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#Shoplocal! Local produce, products, and much more at farmers markets all around the Chicagoland suburbs. Head out with your children to pick out fruits and vegetables that are locally grown and products that are locally sourced. Kids often become adventurous eaters when they are part of the picking, planning, and preparing, too. Many farmers markets have live music, food for purchase, and additional vendors with even more to explore.

Farmers markets are trying their best to bring back the community aspect and neighborhood camaraderie. When supporting these businesses, please remember a few key tips to keep vendors and patrons safe.

  • Maintain at least six feet of space from other people.
  • Use credit or debit cards; don’t expect change if you bring cash.
  • Don’t handle the products. Whatever you touch, you take.

Click here for the free printable schedule! And scroll down for all the details on each market.

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2021 Farmers Markets and French Markets in the Western Suburbs

This information is up-to-date as of April 22, 2021, and is subject to change, based on state mandates.

Aurora Farmers Market Downtown
65 Water Street (directly across from City Hall and the Water Street Mall)
Saturdays, June 12 – October 16, 2021 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Number of patrons at one time will be limited and face coverings are required.

Batavia Farmers’ Market
North River Street between Wilson and State Street
Saturdays, June 5 – October 30, 2021 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Over 30 different vendors and the 3rd Saturday of each month will feature the Artisan Collective where you can shop for handmade items.

Thursday Night Street Markets at The Promenade in Bolingbrook
The Promenade at Boughton Road and Janes Avenue
Thursdays, June 3 – August 26, 2021 | 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Food vendors and outdoor concerts are planned to take place on market days; check the Facebook event for updates.

Brookfield Farmers Market
8820 Brookfield Avenue
Saturdays, June 5 – October 16, 2021 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
The number of patrons allowed will be limited to ensure safe social distancing. No pets allowed.

Burr Ridge Farmers Market
701 Village Center Drive
Sundays, June 6 – September 26, 2021 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Please note that the market will not be held on June 20, July 4 or September 5.

Clarendon Hills Farmers Market
Village Hall lawn, 1 N. Prospect Avenue
Thursdays, May 20 – late October, 2021 | 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Downtown Downers Grove Market
Main Street Train Station South Parking Lot off Burlington Ave.
Saturdays, May 8 – October 16, 2021 | 7:00 am – 12:30 pm
In response to COVID19 the market will again be an “in-and-out” market.

Downtown Elgin Farmers Market

Downtown Elgin Farmers Market
Spring Street between Chicago and Fulton Streets
Fridays, June 4 – mid October 2021 | 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Downtown Elgin Farmers Market is in its 21st season of brining fresh, locally sourced foods and handmade products to community. Every Friday, from June 4 thru mid-October, the market comes alive on Spring Street from 3 pm to 7 pm. You’ll find delicious fruits and vegetables, fresh meat, eggs, honey, breads, sauces, olives, sweets, specialty items, body care, pet products and so much more! While you’re in town be sure to check out some of the great local restaurants, stop into a unique retail shop, visit the Gail Borden Public Library, stroll along the Fox River and play at Festival Park! Follow the market on Facebook here or visit DowntownElgin.com/FarmersMarket.

Elmhurst Farmers Market
York & Vallette Business District (One block south of York street on Vallette)
Wednesdays, June 2 – October TBD, 2020 | 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Geneva French Market
Metra Parking Lot at South Street and 4th Street
Sundays, April 11 – November 14, 2021 | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
You can also check out the virtual market to order online. No dogs allowed.

Glen Ellyn French Market
Metra Parking lot north of 449 Main Street
Sundays, May 2 – October 17, 2021 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
You can also check out the virtual market to order online. No dogs allowed.

Hinsdale Farmers Market
Burlington Park
30 East Chicago Avenue
Mondays, May 31 – October 25, 2021 | 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Weekly fitness classes from 7- 8am, children’s activities, and more!

La Grange Farmers Market
In front of La Grange Village Hall at 53 S. La Grange Road
Thursdays, May 6 – October TBD, 2021 | 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Storytime from La Grange Public Library is back at the farmers market this year!

Lisle Farmers Market
IL53 & Garfield Ave
Saturdays, May 1 – October 16, 2021 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
You can also order from the virtual farmers market!

Naperville Farmer’s Market
Fifth Avenue Station Parking Lot at 200 E. 5th Avenue
Saturdays, June  5 – November TBD, 2021| 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Offering over 40 vendors including food vendors on site!

Naperville 95th Street Farmers Market
95th Street Library Parking Lot at 3015 Cedar Glade Drive
Thursdays, June 3 September 30, 2021 | 3:00 pm 7:00 pm

Farmers Market at St. John’s Church in Naperville
750 Aurora Avenue

Oak Park Farmers Market
Pilgrim Church Parking lot at 460 Lake Street (one block west of Ridgeland Avenue)
Saturdays, May 22 – October 30, 2021 | 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Patrons will be required to enter on foot at an entrance to the church parking lot from Lake Street. The number of patrons allowed will be limited. Shoppers who wish to preorder will need to visit www.sourcewhatsgood.com

Oswego Country Market
15 N. Main Street
Sundays, June 6 – September 26, 2021 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
“In & Out” style market will be implemented, like last year. This setup includes one-way traffic flow through the market and no tables or chairs for eating.

Riverside Farmers Market
Centennial Plaza (Near the Historic Water Tower), 10 Pine Avenue
Wednesdays, June 2 – October 6, 2021 | 2:30 – 7:00 pm
The Farmers’ Market is not planning to feature a Community Table or live music in 2021.

Schaumburg Farmers Market
Trickster Art Gallery
190 S. Roselle Road
Fridays, June 4 – October 30, 2020 | 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

St. Charles Outdoor Farmers Market
Fourth Avenue and Main Street outside Baker Memorial Church
Fridays, June 4 – October 30, 2020 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Check updates on their Facebook Page.

Western Springs French Market
In front of the Water Tower from Lawn Avenue to Grand Avenue
914 Hillgrove Ave.
Sundays, May 9 – October 24, 2021 | 9:00 am 1:00 pm
You can also check out the virtual market to order online.

Wheaton French Market
Reber Street between Willow Avenue and Liberty Drive
Saturdays, April 10– November 27, 2021 | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
You can also check out the virtual market to order online.

Winfield Farmers Market
County Farm Road and Geneva Road
Wednesdays, June 2 – October TBD| 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Green City Market in Chicago is also worth checking out. GCM Lincoln Park will reopen on Saturday, May 1 and GCM West Loop will open on Saturday, June 5, 2021.

Printable Farmers Market Schedule

Click the image below for the full resolution, printable image. It will open in a new window and you can print from your browser.

Even with all the safety procedures in place, it can still be intimidating to go out in public these days. But that doesn’t mean you need to forgo fresh, local food:

For more safe ways to get some much-needed fresh air, check out all our articles on outdoor fun!

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