2015 Farmers Market

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON -- see you next year!

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Farmers Market runs every Saturday

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

NOTE: On Saturday, September 26th (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.

2015 Crystal Lake Farmers Market Vendors

The Aspiring Kitchen/Cheese Peddler - Artisan Cheese and complementary items, farm-raised salmon, shrimp, trout.

Dawn's Bread / Le Petit Marche - Breads, cinnamon rolls, scones, and assorted baked goods.

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

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

Harms Farm & Garden Center (FMNP) - Fresh produce from the farm

Jam Lady - 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.

Lone Oak Farm (FMNP) - A full variety of in-season vegetables, herbs, fruit, and flowers from our family farm. Fall decor & pumpkins.

Love This Honey! - Honey, bee pollen, maple syrup, and honey stick

Mentoring Gardens Granola Snack Bites (regular and gluten-free), Fresh Nut Butters

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

Red Barn Farm Market (FMNP) - Full line of vegetables & melons, annuals, perennials, herbs, and local fruit. Fall decor & pumpkins.

Norman Schroeder - 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.

2015 Farmers Market Sponsors

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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