Farmers Market Guide: Fresh Produce in Oak Park, Forest Park

Who doesn't love fresh produce? Patch presents a guide to all the local farmers markets in the western suburbs.

There's just something about shopping at a farmers market that is so much nicer than a trip to your local grocery store. Maybe it's the smell: all those perfectly ripe vegetables sitting out in the air.

Locally grown produce is great for the environment and the local economy. It also provides shoppers with a direct connection to the farmers that grow our food. 

Here's our guide to farmers markets in the western suburbs. If we missed one, comment below with the information. 

Brookfield Farmers Market

  • Runs 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from June 1 to Oct. 26. Located in the Village Hall parking lot, 8820 Brookfield Ave. See more information in this PDF

Burr Ridge Market on the Green

  • Runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday from June 13 to Sept. 26. Located at the Burr Ridge Village Center, 701 Village Center Dr. There is entertainment at noon every Thursday. Go here for more information

Forest Park Farmers Market 

  • Runs 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Friday from June 21 through Oct. 4, excluding Sept. 13 because of Rib Fest. Located at the Grove, 7824 Madison St. Call 708-771-7737 for more information or to participate as a vendor. 

Hinsdale Farmers Market

  • Runs 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Monday from June 3 to Oct. 14. Located at Burlington Park, 30 E. Chicago Ave. Get more information

La Grange Farmers Market

Maywood Produce Giveaway

  • First Christian Church,1001 S. 8th Ave. in Maywood, is sponsoring a fruit and vegetable giveaway from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the third Friday of every month. 

Oak Park Farmers Market

  • Runs 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from May 18 to Oct. 26. Located at 460 Lake St. Pilgrim Church, right next door to where the market is held, offers fresh warm donuts, juice and coffee, with live bluegrass music nearby. Go to the village website for more information

Riverside Farmers Market

  • Runs 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Wednesday from June 5 to Oct. 2, except for July 3 because of the Fourth of July holiday. Located at Village Hall, 27 Riverside Rd. in downtown Riverside. Go here for more information.

Western Springs French Market

  • Runs 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday from May 2 to Oct. 31. Located at the water tower, 914 Hillgrove Ave., between Lawn and Grand avenues. Go here for more information

Westmont Fresh Market

  • Runs 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday from June 6 through Aug. 29, except for July 4. Located at Burlington and Cass avenues in the BNSF Metra parking lot. Go here for more information.
cheryl munoz April 30, 2013 at 01:09 PM
Fantastic list! I appreciate this info and shared it on our facebook page. Cheryl Munoz The Sugar Beet Co-op
Melissa Wittenberg April 30, 2013 at 01:41 PM
Hello. Thank you for making this list but the Oak Park Farmers' Market opens on May 18, 2013.
Michael Sewall April 30, 2013 at 01:43 PM
Thanks! I read the information incorrectly. It's fixed now.
Ben D. Banana May 01, 2013 at 01:34 PM
Go suck a cage-free egg, know-it-all!
Melissa Wittenberg May 17, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Thanks for posting this list. Our local farmers markets and local farmers need our support! Have a great market season all!


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