Orland Park Farmers Market Opens Friday
Farmers market fans rejoice! The season is upon us once again and the local vendors are ready and awaiting their loyal customers.
Orland Park is officially in farmers market season again.
The market is in front of the Orland Park Civic Center at 14750 Ravinia Avenue, and will be open on Fridays from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. through October 5th.
Shoppers can expect to find many of their favorite vendors have returned this year. Orland Park resident and farmers market vendor Jennifer DeLess has been busy preparing Simply Salsa, a town favorite for fresh salsa, for this year’s market. Need chips? No worries, she has those as well.
Carol Schubert of Windy City Espresso will be back again this season to serve up her new and exciting coffee and ice cream concoctions. Make sure to stop by her espresso-mobile for a refreshing pick-me-up.
Need those lawn mower blades sharpened? Rich Mikula of Rich’s Sharpening Service will not only sharpen those, but also your scissors and kitchen knives. Just drop them off and go about your other shopping. By the time you return, your blades will be sharpened and ready to go.
Of course, you can find fresh, locally grown produce, indoor and outdoor plants and fresh baked goods as well. Breadsmith is back with their fresh baked artisan bread, scones, pastries and more. McCarthy Farms has a plethora of fresh produce. They also run a stand on 159th Street just west of Ravinia Avenue.
Skibbe Farms is back as well and has some of the best strawberries around this time of year. A little later in the season, make sure you stop by and pick up some farm-fresh peaches.
Shoppers can also pick up a stylish new purse, shoes and other accessories at In.Purseinators traveling boutique while at the market.
No matter your shopping needs, you are sure to find something to make the trip worth your while.
Check out the full list of vendors (and read our profiles of some from last year):
Alabaster Box Creations
Granola, bars, granola muffins
All About Flowers & More
Annuals, perennials, house plants, and vegetables
Art Box (The Pearl Gallery)
Ceramic art tile and pearl jewelry
Beauty and gift items
Buddy’s Biscuit Bakery
All natural pet treats for dogs, cats, horses, and birds; all USA farm chews, bones, and seasonal specials
Breads, muffins, cookies, oil
Italian charms, bracelets, key chains, hair feathers, bling tinsel, natural cleanser
Double Dot Designs
Boutique style girls’ clothing
EAGL Fine Designs in Concrete
Concrete casts of real leaves, hand-painted and sealed for indoor/outdoor use
Muffins, chocolate pretzels, fruit slices, cannoli, sweet rolls, turnovers, coffee cakes, red velvet cake, carrot cake, toffee, breads, popcorn, frozen fruit delights, guacamole, and flavored butters
Handmade art, glass art, recycled glass, acrylics, jewelry
Handmade jewelry: bracelets, necklaces, ankle bracelets, kids’ jewelry, bottle cap jewelry, bows, headbands, bottle cap bows; all girl things
Gourmet Pasta – Phyllis Hunt
Vegetable pasta, rice, soup mix, spices
Clothing, handbags, jewelry, sandals, scarves, boots
Jim Melka Garden Center – Flowers N’ More
Hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, pumpkins, gourds, hay bales
Whole food nutritional products which contain 17 raw fruits and vegetables
Fresh produce, fruits, vegetables, berries, herbs, plants
Katherine’s Lawn & Garden
Lawn and garden décor, wind chimes, all outdoor flags
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Fruits, vegetables, pumpkins, gourds, ornamental corn, straw, & cornstalks
Handmade wood toys, trucks, trains, cutting boards
Nolan & Sons
Annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, hanging baskets, planters
Extra virgin olive oils, flavored olive oils, specialty oils, balsamic vinegars
Orland Park Public Library
Quality kitchen tools
Jewelry, purses, water beads, small toys for children
Ornamental grasses, select perennials
Note cards, gift tags, angels
Rich’s Sharpening Service
Blade sharpening, scissors, lawn mower blades and others
Shaklee ~ A Healthy Life
Health & wellness, natural vitamins, supplements, nontoxic organic household cleaners, weight loss, water filtration, personal care, etc.
Simply Salsa LLC
Fresh tomato salsa (mild, medium, hot) and corn tortilla chips
Stamper Cheese Company
Tabletop Beanbag Games
Mini beanbag games, dice games, sports pole people, sports TV trays, marshmallow shooters, decorated flip flops, tie-dyed tee, hoodies, neck coolers
The Orland Park Prairie
Village of Orland Park Green Tent
Walt Skibbe Farms
Fruits, vegetables, berries, hanging baskets, herb plants, apple cider, pumpkins
Watkins and Fuller Brush
Personal care & home products
Windy City Espresso
Coffee, tea, smoothies, lattes, frozen coffee
*List courtesy of the Village of Orland Park