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Jun 2, 2010 11:22 PM

Farmers' market in the northern suburbs

Anyone know of a good farmers' market in the northern suburbs that's open on the weekends?

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  1. Evanston has an excellent Farmers' Market at Oak and University Place on Saturdays from 7:30 am until 1 pm. I know that a number o other northern suburbs also have farmers' markets on Saturdays and Sundays, but Evanston is the largest with purveyors that no one else has. It also has the most organic farm stands.

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    1. re: chicgail

      There's a more comprehensive listing of area farmers markets in the Tribune, with city markets organized by day of the week and suburban markets organized by town.

      1. re: chicgail

        In my experience, at least among the northern suburbs close to the lake, Evanston is by far the best farmers market.

      2. It's not specifically northern suburbs-but my husband and I have been going to the Arlington Heights farmers market for years. It's on Saturdays from June 19th to mid October. 7:30 to 1:30...It's been really great, and has in recent years expanded quite a bit.

          1. Thanks everyone! I'll be in Evanston tomorrow for starters! Will also be checking out the list. Thank you again!

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            1. re: cakediva

              Not north, but northwest, went to the Algonquin market today. Quite small still, I think there were about 7 or 8 booths. There was one small booth seemed like an independent farmer, had some lettuces and a very small selection of other things. The largest stand was all fruits and vegetables but it seemed like a contrived store kind of stall--everything was nice looking but quite expensive. Nothing you couldnt get at any store. There were 2 crafts booths, a baker, a guy selling some plants and a meat guy. Wish there was more going on there, or a larger selection of actual independent vegetables. But its a start!