Skokie Farmers' Market

The Skokie Farmers' Market is accepting vendor applications.  Apply today!

Click here to view a video about the Skokie Farmers' Market.

The Village of Skokie Farmers’ Market mission is providing a platform to bring nutrient dense produce to all members of the community, while supporting local farmers and the local economy in Skokie.

The popular, producer only, Skokie Farmers' market grand opening takes place Sunday, June 10. 

Skokie's famous, fabulous, fantastic Farmers' Market, celebrating more than a quarter century of operation, presents farmers and vendors from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Farmers' Market continues to proudly boast of this community-spirited event and the freshness of its vegetables, fruits, cheeses and flowers, often picked just hours before being made available to customers.

Support for our Community
Our vendors are very supportive of the Niles Township Food Pantry, making weekly donations of their fresh produce through the Produce Initiative, carried out by the Commison on Family Services.

Hours/Dates:
7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday from June 10 through November 4, 2018 

Location:
5127 Oakton Street
Skokie, Illinois 60077
Phone: 847/673-0500
Fax: 847/933-8230

Parking:
Free parking in Village parking lots.

Pets Policy:
We are so sorry, we do not allow pets at the Skokie Farmers' Market for the safety of all patrons per Village of Skokie Ordinance Section 26-639.

Stay tuned for the 2018 Calendar of Activities!

2018 Vendors
Stay tuned for the market map and list of vendors for 2018.
 


Quick Facts 
The Skokie Farmers' Market is a smoke-free outdoor market event.

  • Voted "Best on the North Shore" by North Shore Magazine
  • Held annually for more than a quarter century
  • As many as 2,500 visit every Sunday
  • Draws farmers from three midwestern states
  • Open every Sunday at 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. from June 12 through November 6
  • 20-25 vendors are featured each week
  • Has an artisanal local cheesemonger with an amazing cheese selection
  • Three bakeries offer freshly baked breads, pastries and cookies
  • Seven varieties of apples are for sale at peak season
  • Fruits and vegetables are sold by the bushel, per pound and per piece
  • Free parking and public transportation nearby
  • Handicap Accessible and handicap parking available
  • Bicycle parking available
  • Located in the shared parking lot of the Skokie Public Library and Skokie’s Village HallClick here for directions.
  • Bathrooms are available at Village Hall
  • Picnic area and benches are located in the Village Green
  • The Skokie Farmers’ Market is proudly sponsored by the  Skokie Consumer Affairs Commission

History of the Skokie Farmers' Market

The first Farmers' Market opened with a dozen vendors in June of 1975.  Proudly sponsored by the Village of Skokie Consumer Affairs Commission, the Market has steadily grown in size to host more than 4,000 visitors each year. Two of today's vendors who sold their produce at the first market are R&B Miller Farms of Coloma, Michigan, and Noffke Farms of Coloma, Michigan and are still present. A number of sons and daughters of other original vendors continue to participate in the Market. Many of the customers return year after year as well. The original objective of freshness and quality is assured by keeping the Market to a modest size. In addition to all of the expected fruits and vegetables, special varieties of mushrooms are available including Portabello and Morrel and mushroom sauces which are sold by River Valley Ranch.

The Market is truly a Skokie community event. People renew their friendships with the farmers and other visitors each year. They come to shop - some even purchasing bushels of sweet corn and apples - and to catch up on a year's worth of news. Today there are over 20 vendors featured at the Market, with a growing list of activities for families. The Market has branched out slightly to reflect customer demand for such foods as freshly baked bread and pastries as well as a wide array of spices, herbs and sauces.


Useful Farmers' Market related sites:

The Farmers Market Coalition - https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/

The United States Department of Agriculture - https://www.usda.gov/

The Illinois Farmers Market Association - http://www.ilfma.org/

The Illinois Department of Agriculture - https://www.agr.state.il.us/

The Illinois Department of Public Health http://www.dph.illinois.gov/

The Illinois Farmers Market Food Safety Guide - http://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Farmers-Market-Food-Safety-Guide.pdf


Contact Information
Janelle Silva, Market Manager
Village of Skokie
847/933-8257