Plot Your Trips to Southland Farmers Markets

It may never actually feel like spring for more than a brief moment, but find out where you can go—and when—to shop like it is.

Credit: Philip Downie
Credit: Philip Downie

It’s time for some warm weather and local arugula.

We can’t make any promises that it will ever actually feel like spring for more than a day at a time in Chicago, but at least we can look forward to the start of farmers market season in the Southland.

Here’s a look at the start dates for some of the most popular markets. Did we miss your favorite? Please add in the details in the comments section below.

Evergreen Park

7 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Thursday from May through October at Yukich Field, 89th and Kedzie Avenue. 


8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fridays June 13 through October 17. Held in Flossmoor Public Library at 1000 Sterling Ave. Call 708-798-2300 or 708-798-3600, or visit www.flossmoor.org.


10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays April through October. Held at Oak and Kansas Streets in downtown Frankfort. Visit frankfortcountrymarket.org/


8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays May 24 through October 11, in the Homewood Village Hall parking lot at 2020 Chestnut Rd. Visit village.homewood.il.us.


Opens Tuesday, June 3, runs 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located in Talcott Square Parking Lot (Stephen and Talcott streets).


8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays to Oct. 25 on Front Street. Call 708-479-9631 or visit mokena.org.

New Lenox

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. French market, held Saturdays to Oct. 4, at Village Hall, 1 Veterans Parkway. Call 815-462-400 or visit newlenox.net.

Oak Forest

7 a.m. to noon, Saturdays June through October, at Oak Forest Metra Station, 4850 W. 159th St.

Oak Lawn 

7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays in May through October, at 52nd and Cook avenues; 708-499-7744 or oaklawn-il.gov. No market second Wednesday in September. 

Orland Park

7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, June 6 to Oct. 3 (excluding July 4 and Aug. 1), at Orland Park Village Center, 14700 Ravinia Ave. Market features bi-monthly chef demos on sustainable and healthy living. Barbecue lunches sponsored by local charities available for purchase through Aug. 8. Call 708-403-6266 or visit orlandpark.org.

Palos Heights

7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through October at 122nd Street and Harlem Avenue. Call 708-361-1800 or visit palosheights.org.

Tinley Park

8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, June 7 to Oct. 11, 17375 S. Oak Park Ave. adjacent to the train station. Call 708-444-5678 or visit tinleypark.org.


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