2016 Farmers Market

First day of season is Saturday, June 4th

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Farmers Market runs every Saturday

8AM - 1PM in Depot Park (next to Downtown Train Depot)

NOTE: On Saturday, September 24th (only), Farmers Market will be located at the southwest corner of Grant & Brink Streets. This is due to the scheduled use of Depot Park for the Johnny Appleseed Festival.

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Enjoy fresh produce, flowers, baked goods and more!

Shop in our unique Historic Downtown Area

Have lunch in any of our fine Downtown restaurants

Stroll the beautifully landscaped streets

Discover the Heart of Crystal Lake!

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Ample, free parking available in the Metra commuter lots.

2016 Crystal Lake Farmers Market Vendors

The Aspiring Kitchen/Cheese Peddler - Artisan Cheese & cheese spreads, fresh fish (wild-caught salmon, white fish, tuna, trout), frozen shrimp, all-natural vegetable sauces, and veggie burgers.

Dawn's Bread / Le Petit Marche - Artisan-style European breads, cinnamon rolls, chocolate brioche, and pretzels.

El Moleno Azul - Flan, churros, flower jellos, empanadas, and assorted Mexican breads and cookies

Farmer Nick's - Eggs, beef, pork, chicken, Thanksgiving turkeys, and dog bones

Firefly Confections - Cookies (chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, decorated sugar) and cookbook. Note: Artisan caramels coming soon!

Harms Farm & Garden Center (FMNP) - Home-grown produce, fresh fruit, flowers, jams, jellies, dressings, barbeque sauce, honey, and more.

Jam Lady (Cook, Seal, & Process) - Preserves, jellies, butters, salsa, mustards, barbeque sauces

Juice Plus - Whole food in a convenient capsule or chewable. Tower Garden is a hydroponic growing system for food, herbs or flowers.

Laura's Sweet TreatsCake pops, cookies, muffins, caramel apples, chocolate covered pretzels, custom treats, candies, and  cupcakes.

Lone Oak Farm (FMNP) - Our 20th year of providing a full array of in-season vegetables, fruit, flowers, and Fall decor to the Crystal Lake Farmer's Market.

Love This Honey! - Raw local honey, bee pollen, and maple syrup.

Natural Farm Stand (FMNP) - Certified naturally grown producer of vegetables, berries, and bedding plants.

Norman Schroeder (FMNP) - Fresh produce & fruits, perennials, annuals, cut flowers, fall decorations, planters, hanging baskets, herbs, and more!

Attention: The Downtown Crystal Lake Farmers Market is an authorized market participant in the Illinois Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). Several of our vendors are authorized to accept WIC and Senior Nutrition checks as noted above.


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Six Little Piggies Came to Market

One Saturday, six 7-week old piglets came to the Crystal Lake Farmers Market.  The pigs are about 20 pounds each; but full-grown they will weigh about 700 pounds each!!!  The piglets provided plenty of entertainment!  Click on the link(s) to view video, and be sure to look at the photo album too!  Special thanks to Farmer Nick for providing the four-legged entertainers!

Piglets at the market - video

How to make a pig squeal - video