Skokie Farmers' Market

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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.

New this year, the Skokie Farmers' Market accepts SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).  To further support SNAP recipients, we are offering a Match Program, allowing us to match recipients with up to $10 per day through the generous contribution of the NorthShore University HealthSystem.  A wide selection of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables are always in abundance at the Farmers' Market.  Also available are fresh baked goods, farm fresh eggs, fresh fish and meat, a variety of mushrooms and cheeses, fresh cut flowers, plants and much more.

We accept SNAP!  See a full listing of eligible items here.  

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 Commission on Family Services.

Calendar of Events

     

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, but live animals and pets, other than service animals, are not allowed at the Skokie Farmers' Market per Village of Skokie Ordinance Section 26-639.  The vendors and market managers appreciate your cooperation.

Market Map
Click here for the Skokie Farmers' Market Map.

2018 Vendors
4 Elements Company
Bee in Beezyness with God
City Roasters Chicago
Cutlery Consultants
D&S Farms
Ellis Family Farms, LLC
Elsie Mae Canning and Pies
Frosty Productions/Patz Maple and Honey
Hair of the Ferret Salsa
Kernel Dan's Kettle Corn
La Spiceria
M & D Farms
My Sweet Memories
Noffke Family Farms
Orchard Village
R&B Miller Farms, Ltd.
River Valley Ranch, Ltd.
Rollicking Buckaroo Pepper Jam
Sausage Koenig
Six Generations' Farmin' Local, Inc.
T & H Farm, Ltd.
Tamales Express aka Vegetarian Express
That Pickle Guy
The Bendy Vegan, LLC
The Cheese People
The Little Bison Company
The Soft Wave Fish Co.
The Talking Farm
Twin Gardens, Inc.
Vesna Djurdjevic
Wild Flour Bakery

2018 Product Search


 

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 10 through November 4
  • 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


Shredding Events at the Skokie Farmers' Market with First Bank & Trust of Skokie


Proper destruction of documents such as residentially-generated paper, medical forms, bank statements, personal files, retired tax forms, etc., prevents identity theft and is better for the environment.  These free shredding events are made possible by the Skokie Consumer Affairs Commission, First Bank & Trust of Skokie and the Skokie Chamber of Commerce.

You are invited to bring up to four boxes or six shopping bags of paper documents (max 25 lbs.).  Materials should be placed in paper bags (not plastic) or boxes/containers.  No materials from businesses, schools or institutions will be accepted.  Stapled materials are accepted, but please remove binder clips.  Documents will be shredded on-site at the time of drop-off.

The shredding events take place from 9 a.m. to noon on July 29, September 16 and November 4 in the Village parking lot on Floral Avenue and Oakton Street across the street from the Farmers' Market.

 


We're Waste-Wise at the Skokie Farmers' Market

Our efforts to become a zero waste market have been made stronger with the introduction of the Skokie Farmers' Market Waste-Wise Station - the spot at the market where you can recycle, discard refuse and compost food waste all in one location.

We've teamed up with Lakeshore Recycling Systems of Morton Grove to collect our organic waste.  Lakeshore uses an aerobic digester system to convert ogranic material into compost.  

There is zero water pollution and zero odor created when waste is converted into a fertilizer through the digester.  Click here to learn more.

 

 


Contact Information

Janelle Silva, Market Manager
Village of Skokie

847/933-8257