Stock Your Kitchen at Lake Forest’s Farmers Markets

fall farmers market

Looking for an excuse to enjoy the balmy fall weather and get out of the house? Snag great deals on fresh fruits and vegetables when you explore the best farmers markets near our Lake Forest apartments. 


Come out and celebrate the Mainstreet Libertyville Farmers Market‘s 40th year selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, spices, bread, and more to the local community. The market is situated near bustling Main Street and the charming Cook Park. There is a rich variety of farmers, bakers, and artisans selling salsas, dips, and spreads, cheese, pumpkins, honey, and pickles. For dessert, try a cinnamon and sugar empanada from Olano’s Empanada’s, or authentic French tarts, pastries, and cakes from Taste of Paris. 


Another great market is the Farmers Market at Vernon Hills Park District. The local market began peddling staples, such as meats and fresh fruits and vegetables, in 2019. What sets the new farmers market apart is its unique assortment of vendors. Choose from plant-based and protein-packed treats to fuel your next workout, slow-cooked, smoked BBQ, brick oven pizza, Turkish pastries, or savory, melt-in-your-mouth cheese bites. 

To keep attendees as safe as possible, the market is asking customers to stay six feet apart, wear a mask or face covering, and keep dogs at home for the remainder of 2020.


Grayslake Farmers Market aims “to provide our shoppers with an outdoor shopping experience including vegetables, meats, seafood, cheese, wine, and more all while operating within social distancing guidelines.” In addition to tasty foods, the farmers market welcomes a host of non-food vendors, selling arts, wares, services, and trinkets. Visit Closet Traders for reasonably priced and impeccably kept second-hand clothing or cute fall decorations for your home. Pop in the Grayslake Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, & Wellness tent to preview their services.

After stocking up at these farmers markets near Lake Forest, kick back and relax with a good book. Find classics, thrillers, and new releases at the Lake Forest Bookstore.

Support local farmers and vendors while soaking in the great outdoors. Join the spirited community at our Kelmscott Park apartments. Contact us to learn more.

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