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The farmers market near Old Plank Road Trail downtown Frankfort. | Brett Roseman ~ Sun-Times Media

The farmers market near the Old Plank Road Trail in downtown Frankfort. | Brett Roseman ~ Sun-Times Media

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CHICAGO

Beverly. City parking lot. 9500 S. Longwood. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sundays, May 13-Oct. 28.

Bridgeport. Parking lot, 35th and Wallace. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, June 16-Oct. 4. cityofchicago.org.

Chatham/Seaway. Seaway Bank parking lot, 645 E. 87th. 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. Wednesdays, July 25-Sept. 26. (773) 602-4865; seawaybank.us.

Hyde Park. 52nd Place and Harper. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays,
June 7-Oct. 25.

Lawndale. Green City Youth Farm, 3555 W. Ogden. 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 6-Oct. 5. chicagobotanic.org/greenyouthfarm.

Pullman. Arcade Park, 111th and Cottage Grove. 7 a.m. to noon. Wednesdays, July 11-Oct. 31.

South Shore. ShoreBank parking lot, 70th and Jeffery. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, June 6-Oct. 31.

SUBURBAN

Bolingbrook. Promenade, on Sandburg Way across from the Village Green. 3 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, June 7-Sept. 13. (630) 296-8340.

Channahon. 24856 W. Eames.
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, June 5-Aug. 28. (815) 954-9788.

Crete European Market. 1321 Main. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May 19-Oct. 6. (708) 672-0729.

Country Club Hills. City pavilion,
4100 W. 183rd. 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, June 1-Aug. 10.
(708) 798-2616.

Evergreen Park. Yukich Field,
89th and Kedzie. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursdays, June 7-Oct. 25.
(708) 422-1551.

Flossmoor. Flossmoor Public
Library parking lot, 1000 Sterling, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, June 15-Oct. 12. (708) 335-5411.

Frankfort Country Market. 100 Kansas. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28. (815) 954-9788.

Highland, Ind. Main Square, 3001 Ridge. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, June 9-Oct. 20. (219) 838-0114.

Homer Glen. Behind Village Hall, 14933 S. Founders. 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. Saturdays, May 5-Oct. 15. (815) 954-9788.

Joliet. City Center, Chicago Street and Van Buren Plaza. 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. Fridays, June 8-Sept. 30. (815) 774-6066.

Kankakee. 100 E. Merchant at
Merchant and Schuyler, 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 27.

Lansing. Plaza Park, Ridge and Grant. 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, June 6-Aug. 29. (708) 474-8552.

Lemont. Old Town Square, Stephen and Talcott. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, June 7-Oct. 25.
(630) 243-2700.

Lockport. East side of Village Hall, 222 E. 9th. 4 to 8 p.m. Mondays, June 4-Aug. 27. (815) 954-9788.

Manteno. Division and Main. 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, June 28-Oct. 11. (815) 954-9788.

Mokena. Front Street Market, on Front along Wolf Road and Division Street. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 28

New Lenox French Market. Village Hall parking lot, One Veterans Parkway. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May 12-Oct. 6. (312) 575-0294.

Oak Lawn. Parking lot east of public library, Dumke at 52nd. 7 a.m. to
1 p.m. Wednesdays, June 6-Oct. 10. (708) 499-7738.

Orland Park. Village Center,
14700 S. Ravinia. 7:30 a.m. to
1 p.m. Fridays, June 3-Oct. 7.
(708) 403-6140.

Palos Heights. Municipal parking lot, 12217 S. Harlem. 7 a.m. to
1 p.m. Wednesdays, May 9-Oct. 10. (708) 361-1800; palosheights.org.

Palos Park Womens’ Club. Palos Park Presbyterian Community Church parking lot, 123rd Street and 88th Avenue. 8 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Fridays, June 27-Oct. 5. (708) 448-5580.

Park Forest. 271 Lakewood. 7 a.m. to noon. Saturdays, May 5-Oct. 27. (708) 748-1118.

Thornton. Hubbard Park, Hubbard and Margaret. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, June 20-Oct. 12.
(708) 877-4454.

Tinley Park. Metra parking lot, 173rd Street and Oak Park Avenue. 7 a.m. to noon. Saturdays, June 2-Oct. 13. (708) 532-6588.

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Updated: June 4, 2012 10:38AM



At long last, area farmers markets are ready to open.

Here is a list of markets in Chicago and the suburbs. Without a doubt there’s one near you. Freshly picked fruits and vegetables — directly from the growers — are available.

For more information, visit chicagofarmersmarkets.us; agr.state.il.us/markets/farmers/, or as otherwise indicated.



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