Farmers' Market

The Chicago Botanic Garden welcomes local, sustainable farmers and producers to this public farmers' market. 

PHOTO: Farmers' Market

First and third Sundays of the month
May 4 – October 19, 2014
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Esplanade
June 15 and July 6: Market will take place on the lawn north of the Visitor Center
October 5: No market

Gather seasonal produce, flowers, herbs, and other local, sustainable products at this bimonthly Garden event that is held rain or shine. Talk with vendors and sample fresh fare. Visitors may purchase a special market bag from the Garden Shop to carry their purchases home.

PHOTO: farmers' market logoFarmers' Market Vendors

  • Chicago Botanic Garden Windy City Harvest, Chicago Botanic Garden—organically grown, Chicago area-produced fresh vegetables, herbs, and honey
  • Melissa Z Monroe Pottery, Mokena, IL—fine, handmade pottery ranging from coffee cups to beautiful vases and household décor inspired by a love for garden flowers and art history
  • Xanadu Apiary, Lake Villa, IL—extracted, creamed, and comb honey; 100 percent beeswax candles, soaps, lip balms, ornaments, and honey dippers
  • W&M Land Corp, Woodstock, IL—organic vegetable and flower starts, larger potted plants and produce
  • Holcomb Hollow, Mundelein, IL—award winning jams, breads, and more
  • DTB Woodworking, Libertyville, IL—custom crafted wood creations of various size and scope
  • Faiths Farm, Bonfield, IL—free-range drug-free beef, pork, turkey, chicken, and brown eggs
  • Bushel & Pecks, Monroe, WI—organically grown fresh vegetables, herbs, pickles, sauces, and preserves
  • Wild Flour Bakery, Milwaukee, WI—handmade, local, European-style artisan breads made from natural ingredients
  • Kings Hill Farm, Mineral Point, WI—CSA share provider; certified organic fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, shiitake mushrooms
  • Sunkissed Organics, La Porte, IN—organically grown heirloom vegetables, perennial plants and field-grown chrysanthemums
  • Prairie Pure Cheese, Belvidere, IL—high-quality artisanal cheeses including varieties such as butterkase, mild, aged cheddar, swiss, feta, and blue cheese
  • Rushing Waters Fisheries, Palmyra, WI—rainbow trout grown in natural spring water ponds in the Kettle Moraine State Forest as well as a variety of fresh, smoked and frozen fish.
  • Spark of the Heart, Chicago, IL—heartwarming soups; at market the first Sunday of each month

The Chicago Botanic Garden is a producer-only market.

E-mail for more information about the Farmers' Market or about becoming a vendor.