The Oak Park Farmers’ Market returns for its 44th season on Sat., May 18. The Market is held from 7 a.m. to 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.
More than two dozen independent farmers and producers participate in the Farmers’ Market, offering everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to meat, cheese, eggs, flowers, bedding plants, dairy products, bread, grains, honey and maple syrup. The Market also features donuts made on-site, fresh coffee and live bluegrass music. Non-profit bake sales are offered most Saturdays.
A majority of vendors accept credit/debit cards, as well as WIC and senior coupons. All vendors accept LINK cards.
Special events are held throughout the season, starting with Go Green Days on opening day and May 25 highlighting sustainability efforts in Oak Park. This year’s Go Green Days theme is cross-pollination, with the goal of encouraging synergy among various disciplines, organizations and businesses contributing to the greening of Oak Park. Market-goers will be able to gather information from a range of local environmental organizations as part of Go Green Days.
Support for Market administration comes from sales of a variety of items available at the information tent, including reusable shopping bags, t-shirts and travel mugs.
For more information call 708.358.570, email email@example.com or visit www.oak-park.us/farmersmarket.
Volunteers needed…Volunteers are essential to helping ensure the smooth running of the Farmer’s Market throughout the season. Referred to as Friends of the Market, these volunteers typically serve two-hour shifts on market days. Volunteer tasks include staffing the on-site information booth, assisting with special events, answering shoppers’ questions, helping sell Market merchandise and directing visitors around the site. For more information about becoming a Friend of the Market, call 708.358.5780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.