The Oak Park Farmers’ Market opened for its 38th season on Sat., May 18. The Farmers’ Market is held from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Saturday from opening day through October in the Pilgrim Congregational Church parking lot, 460 Lake St., one block west of Ridgeland Avenue.
In addition to a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, bedding plants, honey, cheese, frozen meat, bread and baked goods the Market also features donuts made on-site, fresh coffee and live bluegrass music. Regional vendors will feature sustainable, organic and locally sourced goods again this season, including several heirloom products. To help support Market administration, a variety of items will be sold at the information tent, including reusable shopping bags, t-shirts and travel mugs.
This season’s special events will include Go Green from 9 a.m. – noon, May 18 and 25, a corn roast from 9 a.m. – noon on Aug. 17 and stone soup from 9 – 10 a.m., Oct. 26, the Market’s final day. Non-profit bake sales will be offered each Saturday as well as occasional cooking demonstrations featuring chefs from local restaurants.