The Oak Park Farmers' Market offers high
quality, locally grown produce in the friendly, historic Village
of Oak Park. The Market is a step back into simpler times . . .
buying things from the farmers who grow them, surrounded by the
sounds of live bluegrass music, the smell of freshly made donuts
and the profusion and variety of nature's bounty.
The Market is open every Saturday beginning the second to last Saturday of May through October. Market hours are 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Pilgrim Church, right next door to where the market
is held, offers fresh warm donuts, juice and coffee, with live bluegrass
music nearby. The Oak Park Farmers' Market is located at 460 Lake St., just one block west of Ridgeland Avenue.
The Market is much more than a farmers' market.
It is an Oak Park tradition, a Saturday gastronomic event (the donuts
have a devoted following), a concert site, a social event and a
great place to pick up super-fresh produce, traditional and unusual
plants, fresh cheeses, honey, flowers, vinegars, herbs, and much
more. The Oak Park Farmers' Market also features unique items for
sale at the commissioners' table, including items you can't find
anywhere else, such as reasonably priced T-shirts, one-of-a-kind items and bags,
all offering a beautiful, functional way to support the market.
The Farmers' Market Commission, which oversees the Oak
Park Farmer's Market, is comprised of volunteers appointed by the Village
Board to coordinate and promote outdoor food and produce marketing.
The Commission's 11 members each serve three-year terms. If you are a resident of Oak Park and are interested in volunteering as a commission member, please download, print and complete the application form and submit it to the Oak Park Farmers' Market Booth on any Saturday during the season, drop off at Village Hall or mail to Office of the Village Clerk, 123 Madison St., Oak Park, IL 60302.
Interested in serving on the Farmers' Market Commission? Apply online or download a volunteer application.
Farmers Market Commission
Rules of Operation
2013 Grower Application
2013 Vendor Product Spreadsheet (.xls)
2013 Food Demo Application
for Farmers' Market
Temporary Food Application
Ambient Temperature for Pie Displays
Bake Sale Application
Food Demo Application
List of Vendors
Map of Vendor Locations
Chilled bourbon peach soup
Still Fresh: 30 years of the Oak Park
Farmers' Market (requires Windows Media Player)