Good times abound at the Oak Park Farmers’ Market, where every Saturday features music from the Farmers’ Market Band, fresh donuts and dozens of vendors selling fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, cheese, honey, milk and other products from across the region.
Upcoming special events…The annual corn roast is set for Aug. 12 with fresh-picked corn from market growers sold by the ear hot off the roaster from about 9 a.m. to noon. A pie bake-off is scheduled for Sept. 2 — watch for more details at the Market’s on-site information booth in August.
Free for kids…The Market also hosts free activities for kids on the second Saturday of each month. On July 8, the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will be on hand with a worm bin, seed bombs and other interesting items. On Aug. 12, Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians will offer music classes with instruments focusing on farm, food and animal songs.
Special visitors and activities…The Oak Park Library’s book bike comes to the market on the fourth Saturday of the month, with visits set for July 22 and Aug. 26. The West Cook YMCA will be on hand Aug. 5, and non-profit bake sales are held every week.
About the Market…Now in its 42nd season, the Oak Park Farmers’ Market is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October in the Pilgrim Church parking lot, 460 Lake St. Most vendors accept credit, debit and LINK cards, as well as WIC and senior coupons. Special events generally take place from about 9 to 11 a.m. For more information visit www.oak-park.us/farmersmarket.