Find a Farmer’s Market – 2011 Local Beet Market Locator

May 16, 2011 at 8:05 am

UPDATE 10.27.11: We have updated our Locator for certain markets that continue through the end of the year.  We have not included dates for markets in 2012.  Also note, our Locator does not include one-off markets such as the markets run by Faith Place.  For a compendium of winter markets see this post.

Our primary mission at the Local Beet is to provide a “Practical Approach to Local Eating.”  One of the main ways we do that is by providing you the resources you need to eat local.  What do you need to eat local?  A farmer’s market.  We put together a new market locator to help you find farmer’s markets.  The Locator includes Chicago area markets as well as select markets in places you may find yourself on day trips or roadtrips.

The Locator is fully searchable.  It is also sortable by its columns.  Use those columns to see if your market has opened (or closed) for the season or look for a market in your city.

Please let us know via comments or email if you know a market not included in our Locator.

Farmer's Market Locator

Find Farmer's Markets in your area by entering your neighborhood, town, or nearby towns in the search box.
1. Name/Occurrence
Web Site
City, STAddressDayTimeStart DateEnd Date
61st Street Farmers Market (Experimental Station) /Weekly
Chicago, IL6100 S Blackstone Ave
Saturday9 - 205/12/12

Chicago, IL1500 W BERWYN AVE
Wednesday3 - 806/13/1210/17/12
Aurora Farmers Market ATC/Weekly
Aurora, ILWilder Promenade
350 N. River St.
Saturday730 - 1206/02/1210/27/12
Aurora Farmers Market East/Weekly
Aurora, IL3500 McCoy Drive
Spring Lake Park
Aurora Farmers Market West/Weekly
Aurora, IL1901 W. Galena Blvd
West Plaza Shopping Center
Wednesday2 - 607/11/1209/12/12
Austin Town Center/WeeklyChicago, ILLake and CentralThursday1 - 706/28/1210/25/12
Barnharts Stone Corner Organic Farm Market/Daily
Barrington Farmer's Market/Weekly
Barrington, IL100 S COOK ST
Corner of Main and South Cook St.
Thursday2 - 706/14/1210/18/12
Bartlett Farmer's Market/Weekly
Bartlett, IL228 S. Main St
Village Hall Parking Lot
Friday2 - 606/01/1209/14/12
Chicago, ILRailroad Ave & Rantoul St.
Veteran's Park
Mondays excluding holidays3-706/11/1210/22/12
Bolingbrook/WeeklyBolingbrook, ILThe Promenade
Sandburg Way across from the Village Green
Bridgeport/WeeklyChicago, IL35th & Wallace (In parking lot)
Saturday7 - 106/16/1210/06/12
Bronzeville Community Market/WeeklyChicago, IL4400 S. Cottage Grove
Saturday8 - 106/16/1210/27/12
Buffalo Grove/WeeklyBuffalo Grove, IL951 McHenry Road.Sunday8-12:3006/17/1210/07/12
Burr Ridge/WeeklyBurr Ridge, IL701 Village Center DriveThursday10-206/14/1209/13/12
Chesterton’s European Market/Weekly
Chesterton, INBroadway and ThirdSaturday8 - 205/05/1210/27/12
Chicago Botanic/Bi-Weekly
Glencoe, IL1000 Lake CookSunday9 - 306/03/1210/21/12
City Farm Market Stand/Tuesday - Friday
Chicago, IL1204 N. Clybourn
Tuesday - Friday1-5:30pm07/10/1209/28/12
City of Zion/WeeklyZion, ILShiloh Blvd. & Sheridan Rd.Thursday11-706/21/1209/28/12
Columbus Park - NEW!/WeeklyChicago, ILHarrison and CentralTuesday1 - 706/26/1210/30/12
Covenant Bank - North Lawndale/WeeklyChicago, IL1111 S. Homan Ave.Wednesday8 - 106/13/1210/10/12
Crystal Lake/WeeklyCrystal Lake, ILDepot Park (next to downtown Train Depot)Saturday8-106/02/1210/13/12
Daley Plaza/Weekly
Chicago, ILWashington & Dearborn
Thursday7 - 305/24/1210/18/12
Dane County - Outdoor - Saturday/Weekly
Madison, WICapital SquareSaturday6 - 204/14/1211/10/12
Dane County - Outdoor - Wednesday/Weekly
Madison, WI200 blk of MLK, Jr. Blvd.Wednesday830 - 204/25/1211/14/12
Deerfield/WeeklyDeerfield, ILMetra Commuter Lot at Deerfield Rd. & Robert York Ave.Saturday7-12:3006/16/1210/13/12
Division Street/Weekly
Chicago, ILDivison & Dearborn (On Division btwn. State & Clark)
Saturday7 - 105/12/1210/27/12
Downers Grove Farmer's Market - Saturday/WeeklyDowners Grove, ILMain St. Metro Station, Lot B
1000 Burlington Ave.
Saturday7 -12:30 05/12/1210/20/12
Downtown Bloomington/WeeklyBloomington, ILN. Main, E. Jefferson & W. Center streetsSaturday7:30-1205/12/12
Downtown Elgin/WeeklyElgin, IL200 N. Grove Ave.Thursday10-406/07/1210/04/12
Downtown Racine Farmer's Market/WeeklyRacine, ILState and Erie StSaturday8 - 1205/08/1110/30/11
East Side Green Market/Weekly
Milwaukee, WI1901 E. North Ave
Beans and Barley Parking Lot
Saturday10 - 206/16/1210/13/12
East Town Market - Saturday/Weekly
Milwaukee, WICorner of Kilbourn & Jefferson (Cathedral Square Park)

Saturday9 - 106/02/1210/06/12
Eden Place Farmers Market/Weekly
Chicago, IL4417 S. Stewart Ave.Saturday7-12:30pm05/12/1210/20/12
Edgewater/WeeklyChicago, ILBroadway and NorwoodSaturday8 - 106/09/1210/13/12
Eli's Cheesecake/Wright College/Weekly
Chicago, IL6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr.
Thursday7 - 106/14/1210/25/12
Elk Grove Village Farmers Market/WeeklyElk Grove Village, IL1000 WellingtonWednesday7 - 105/09/120/7/25/12
EvanstonIntersection of University Place and East Railroad Ave.
Saturday730 - 105/05/12121/31/12
Evergreen Park/WeeklyEvergreen Park, IL9001 S KedzieThursday7-106/07/1210/25/12
Federal Plaza/WeeklyChicago, ILAdams & Dearborn Tuesday7 - 305/22/12
Forest Park/WeeklyForest Park, IL7824 Madison
The Grove
Frankfort Country Market/WeeklyFrankfort, ILDowntown Frankfort at Breidert Green Oak & Kansas St.Sunday10-204/29/1210/27/12
Galena Territory/WeeklyGalena, IL2000 Territory Drive (The Galena Territory Owners Club)Sunday7:30-12:3005/12/1210/13/12
Geneva Green Market/WeeklyGeneva, IL75 North River LaneThursday7-106/07/1210/25/12
Glenview/WeeklyGlenview, IL1510 Wagner RoadSaturday8-1206/23/1210/13/12
Glenwood Sunday Market/WeeklyChicago, ILGlenwood Ave. Just West of the CTA red line between Morse and Lunt in Rogers ParkSunday9 - 206/03/1210/28/12
Grayslake - Fall
Grayslake, IL149 CENTER STSaturday
10 - 210/13/1212/22/12
Grayslake - Spring/Weekly
Grayslake, IL149 CENTER ST
Saturday10 - 204/07/1205/26/12
Grayslake - Summer/Weekly
Grayslake, IL149 CENTER ST
Wednesday3 - 706/06/1210/03/12
Green City Market - Saturday/WeeklyChicago, IL1750 N. Clark St. at the South End of Lincoln Park btwn. Clark and Stockton DrSaturday7 - 105/05/1212/31/12
Green City Market - Wednesday/WeeklyChicago, IL1750 N. Clark St. at the South End of Lincoln Park btwn. Clark and Stockton DrWednesday7 - 105/09/1212/31/12
Green Youth Farm's North Chicago Stand - Saturday/WeeklyNorth Chicago, IL1215 North Green Bay Road (Greenbelt Forest Preserve)Saturday9 - 107/14/1210/08/12
Green Youth Farm's North Chicago Stand/Twice WeeklyNorth Chicago, IL1215 North Green Bay Road (Greenbelt Forest Preserve)Wednesday 9-107/11/1210/05/12
Harvard, IL19 N. Ayer St.
Saturday9 - 105/05/1210/27/12
Healing Temple Church/WeeklyChicago, IL4941 W. Chicago Ave. Sunday2 - 606/24/1210/28/12
Hinsdale Farmers Market/Weekly
Hinsdale, IL30 E Chicago Ave
Monday7 - 106/04/1210/08/12
Homegrown Bronzeville/WeeklyChicago, IL343 E. 51stSunday9 - 106/10/1210/28/12
Homer Glen/Weekly
Homer Glen, IL15833 S. Bell RoadSaturday9 - 105/05/1210/13/12
Homewood French Market/WeeklyHomewood, IL2020 Chestnut RoadSaturday8 - 1205/19/1210/20/12
Huntley Farmers Market/Weekly
Huntley, IL11704 E. CoralSaturday8 - 105/26/1210/13/12
Hyde Park/WeeklyChicago, IL52nd Place & Harper
Thursday7 - 106/14/1210/25/12
Illinois Products
Farmers' Market/Weekly
Springfield, ILCommodities Pavillion
Illinois State Fairgrounds
Thursday4 - 705/10/1210/18/12
Independence Park/2nd & 4th Sundays of the month
Chicago, IL3945 N. Springfield
Sunday9 - 106/10/1210/28/12
Jefferson Park Sunday Market/WeeklyChicago, IL5216 W. Lawrence AveSunday10 - 206/24/1210/21/12
Kankakee Farmers' Market/WeeklyKankakee, IL100 E. MerchantSaturday7 - 1204/28/1210/27/12
Kenosha HarborMarket - Harbor Market Location/Weekly
Kenosha, WI2nd Avenue between 55th and 56th Street (Temporary)Saturday9 - 105/19/1210/13/12
La Follette Park - New!/WeeklyChicago, IL1333 N. LaramieWednesday1 - 706/20/1210/24/12
La Grange Farmer's Market/WeeklyLa Grange, ILParking lot south of Village Hall, DowntownThursday7 - 105/12/1210/27/12
Lake Bluff Farmer's Market/WeeklyLake Bluff, IL40 E Center Ave
Friday7 - 1206/08/1210/12/12
Lake Forest Market on the Square/Weekly
Lake Forest, IL220 Deerpath Road
Saturday8am - 12:30pm06/23/1210/20/12
Lan-Oak Park District Farmers Market/Weekly
Lansing, ILPark Plaza (Ridge & Grant)Wednesday4 - 806/06/1208/29/12
Lemont Farmers Market/Weekly
Lemont, IL435 Talcott Avenue
Tuesday8 - 106/05/1210/30/12
Lincoln Farmer's Market/Weekly
Lincoln, IL316 S. Kickapoo St.Saturday7 - 1204/28/1210/27/12
Lincoln Farmer's Market/Weekly
Lincoln, IL316 S. Kickapoo St.Wednesday3 - 604/28/1210/27/12
Lincoln Park/WeeklyChicago, ILArmitage & Orchard
Saturday7 - 105/12/1210/27/12
Lincoln Square/WeeklyChicago, ILLincoln/Leland/Western (City Parking Lot adjacent to Brown Line Station)
Tuesday7 - 106/05/1210/23/12
Lincolnwood. Summer Market and Music in Proesel Park/WeeklyLincolnwood, IL6900 Lincoln
Thursday5 - 83006/21/1207/26/12
Lisle French Market/Weekly
Lisle925 Burlington AvenueSaturday8 - 104/28/1210/27/12
Logan Square/Weekly
Chicago, IL3107 W. Logan Blvd
Sunday10 - 306/03/1210/28/12
Loyola/WeeklyChicago, IL6542 N. Sheridan Rd.Monday2:30 - 6:3006/11/1210/15/12
Main Street Farmer's Market Downtown Aledo/WeeklyAledo, ILS. College Ave. (Downtown Aledo)Thursday4-606/07/1210/11/12
Main Street Farmer's Market of Olney/WeeklyOlney, IL202 E Main StreetSaturday7-1105/05/1211/17/12
Midtown Farmers Market/Weekly
Rockford, ILThe District 205 parking lot (the former Amcore/Harris/BMO building) right across from Katie's Cup 502 7th St.
Miller Beach Farmer's MarketMiller, IN667 S. Lake St
Mokena French Market/Weekly
Mokena, ILFront Street Metra Lot (Front Street & Wolf Road)

Saturday8 - 105/05/1210/27/12
Morton Grove Farmer's Market/Weekly
Morton Grove, IL6210 Dempster Between Harrer Pool and the American Legion Civic CenterSaturday8 - 106/02/1210/20/12
Mount Ebenezer Baptist Church/WeeklyChicago, IL3555 W. HuronSaturday10 - 406/30/1210/27/12
Mount Prospect Farmer's Market/WeeklyMount Prospect, ILNW Highway & Rte. 83 (SW Corner)Sunday8-106/17/1210/20/12
Mundelein Farmer's Market/Weekly
Mundelein, ILDowntown Mundelein One block south of Illinois 176 and one block east of Illinois 45Friday3 - 706/01/1210/12/12
Murphysboro Farmer's Market/WeeklyMurphysboro, IL1101 Walnut Street (City parking lot at 11th & Chestnut St.)Tuesday3-705/01/1211/01/12
Museum of Contemporary Art/Streeterville/Weekly
Chicago, ILChicago & Mies van der Rohe Way (On MCA Plaza)
Tuesday7 - 306/05/1210/23/12
Naperville Farmer's Market/WeeklyNaperville, ILFifth Avenue Station parking lotSaturday7 - 1206/02/1210/27/12
New Lenox French Market/WeeklyNew Lenox, IL1 Veterans Pky
Saturday8 - 105/12/1210/26/12
Northbrook Farmer's Market/WeeklyNorthbrook, IL3700 Dundee RoadWednesday7-106/20/1210/10/12
North Center - Browntrout MarketChicago, IL 4111 N. Lincoln Ave.Tuesday5-805/01/1211/20/12
Northcenter/WeeklyChicago, ILBelle Plaine/Damen/Lincoln
Saturday7 - 106/16/1210/27/12
Northfield Farmers' Market/Weekly
Northfield, IL6 Happ RoadSaturday730 - 123005/26/1210/20/12
North Lawndale Green Youth Farmt/Weekly
Chicago, IL3555 W. Ogden Ave.Wednesday3 - 607/04/1210/05/12
Oak Park/Weekly
Oak Park, IL460 LakeSaturday7 - 105/19/1210/22/12
Old Capitol Farmers Market - Saturday/Weekly
Springfield, IL500 E. AdamsSaturday8 - 123005/19/1210/27/12
Old Capitol Farmers Market - Wednesday/Weekly
Springfield, IL500 E. AdamsWednesday8 - 123005/16/1210/24/12
Old Dundee Farmers' Market/ Weekly
East Dundee, IL319 N. River Street
Saturday8 - 205/19/1210/27/12
Olde Schaumburg Centre Farmers Market/Weekly
Schaumburg, IL190 S. RoselleFriday7 - 106/08/1210/26/12
Oneida Farmer's Market/WeeklyOneida, IL221 US-34 (Across from DT Sales)Thursday3-607/01/1209/30/12
Orland Park/Weekly
Orland Park, IL14700 South Ravinia AvenueFriday730 - 106/01/1210/25/12
Oswego Country Market/WeeklyOswego, IL5 North Main StreetSunday9-106/03/1209/30/12
Palos Heights Farmers Market/WeeklyPalos Heights, IL12217 S. HarlemWednesday7 - 105/09/1210/10/12
Park Forest/Weekly Market&PHPSESSID=7b373854a01d556cfa713b112d57b459
Park Forest, IL271 Lakewood
Saturday7 - 1205/05/1210/27/12
Park Ridge Farmers' Market/Weekly
Park Ridge, IL15 Prairie AveSaturday7 - 105/26/1210/27/12
Pawnee Farmer's Market/WeeklyPawnee, ILVillage SquareTuesday4-606/07/1210/27/12
Peoria RiverFront Market/WeeklyPeoria, IL330 SW Water Street (Liberty Park)Saturday8-1206/02/1209/29/12
Pilsen Community Market/Weekly
Chicago, IL1800 S. Halsted
Sunday9 - 306/03/1209/28/12
Portage Park Farmers Market/Weekly
Chicago, IL4100 N. LongSunday10 - 206/03/1210/07/12
Printers Row/WeeklyChicago, ILDearborn & Polk (Printers Row Park)
Saturday7 - 106/16/1210/27/12
Chicago, IL111th & Cottage Grove (In Arcade Park)
Wednesday7 - 1207/11/1210/31/12
Quincy Farmer's Market - Saturday/WeeklyQuincy, IL128 N. 5th (Washington Park)Saturday7-105/15/1210/27/12
Quincy Farmer's Market - Tuesday/WeeklyQuincy, IL128 N. 5th (Washington Park)Tuesday7-105/15/1210/27/12
Racine Downtown Farmer's Market/WeeklyRacine, WI700 State Street (Case Corp parking lot)Saturday8 - 1205/05/1210/27/12
Ridgeville Park District Farmers Market/Weekly
Chicago, IL908 Seward St
Wednesday330 - 705/30/1210/10/12
Riverside Farmer's Market/WeeklyRiverside, IL27 Riverside Road (parking lot between the Village office and the library)Wednesday2:30-706/13/1210/03/12
Rowan Tree Garden Society/Weekly
Chicago/IL501 W. EnglewoodFriday8 - 405/18/1211/30/12
Saturday Produce Market/WeeklyDecatur, ILOne College Park (Richmond Community College)Saturday8-1206/16/1210/06/12
Seaway Bank Farmers Market /Weekly
Chicago, IL645 E. 87th Street
Wednesday9 - 207/25/1209/26/12
Skokie Farmer's Market/Weekly
Skokie, IL5127 Oakton Street
Sunday730 - 124506/24/1210/28/12
Southport Market/WeeklyChicago, IL1420 W. Grace
Saturday8 - 206/23/1209/08/12
South Shore/Weekly
Chicago, IL70th & Jeffery Blvd. (ShoreBank Parking Lot)
Wednesday7 - 106/12/1210/31/12
Sugar Grove French Market/WeeklySugar Grove, ILSugar Grove Municipal Parking Lot Saturday8am - 12pm06/07/149/27/14
Summit Park District Farmer's Market/WeeklySummit, IL5700 S. Archer Rd Wednesday2-706/20/1210/03/12
Swansea Farmer's Market/WeeklySwansea, IL2801 N. IllinoisThursday2-605/03/1210/25/12
The Wheeler Mansion Market/WeeklyChicago, IL2020 S. CalumetWednesday4 - 806/06/1210/31/12
Tinley Park Farmers Market/Weekly
Tinley Park, IL17116 S. Oak Park, AveSaturday7 - 1206/02/1210/13/12
Trinity 7th Street Moline Farmer's Market/WeeklyMoline, IL500 John Deere RoadSaturday8-1205/05/1210/27/12
Twin City Farmer's Market/WeeklySterling, IL106 Avenue ASaturday8-1201/07/1212/15/12
Uptown Farmers Market at Weiss/Weekly
Chicago, IL4646 N. Marine Dr.
Thursday730 - 123006/21/1210/25/12
Uptown Normal Trailside Farmer's Market/WeeklyNormal, IL100 E. BeaufortTuesday3:30-606/05/1209/18/12
Urbana, Market on the Square/Weekly
Urbana, ILCorner of Illinois & Vine Streets Saturday7 - 1205/05/1211/03/12
Villa Park French Market /WeeklyVilla Park, ILOn Park Boulevard, West side of Ardmore Avenue
Sunday8 - 105/06/1210/28/12
Warrenville Farmer's Market/ Weekly
Warrenville, IL3S200 Route 59
Wednesday3 - 706/20/1209/12/12
Watseka Farmer's Market/WeeklyWatseka, IL120 E. Walnut
First Trust & Savings Bank parking lot
West Allis Farmer's Market - Saturday/Weekly
West Allis, WI6501 W. National Ave
Saturday1 - 605/05/1211/24/12
West Allis Farmer's Market - Sunday/Weekly
West Allis, WI6501 W. National Ave
Sunday8 - 505/06/1210/28/12
West Allis Farmer's Market - Thursday/Weekly
West Allis, WI6501 W. National Ave
Thursday12 - 605/10/1211/21/12
West Allis Farmer's Market - Tuesday/Weekly
West Allis, WI6501 W. National Ave
Tuesday12 - 605/08/1211/19/12
West Humboldt Park Farmers Market & Bazaar/2nd Saturday a Month
Chicago, IL3601 W. Chicago
Once a month 6/2, 7/14,
8/11, 9/8, 10/13
Saturday10 - 206/02/1210/13/12
Wicker Park & Bucktown Market/WeeklyChicago, ILWWicker Park & Damen (In Wicker Park) icker Park & BucktownSunday8 - 206/03/1210/28/12
Willis Tower Plaza/WeeklyChicago, IL233 S. Wacker Dr.
Thursday7 - 306/04/1210/25/12
Woodstock - Saturday/Weekly
Woodstock, ILWoodstock Town Square
100 Johnson Street
Saturday8 - 105/05/1210/27/12
Woodstock - Tuesday/Weekly
Woodstock, ILWoodstock Town Square
100 Johnson Street
Tuesday8 - 105/01/1210/30/12
Wood Street Farm Stand/WeeklyChicago, IL5814 S. Wood St.Wednesday1 - 404/18/1210/24/12
Yorktown Mall Farmers Market
Lombard, IL203 Yorktown Rd
Wednesday3 - 706/06/1209/12/12