2014 Farmers Market

ALERT!  For Saturday, September 27th ONLY, Farmers Market will be located at the corner of Grant & Brink Streets.  The Johnny Appleseed Festival is coming to town!

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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


Farmers Market runs every Saturday

June 7th through October 11th

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

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The Downtown Crystal Lake Farmers Market is an authorized market participant in the Illinois Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). 

NOTE: On Saturday, September 27th (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.

  • 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!

Ample, free parking available in the Metra commuter lots.


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 below:

2014 Crystal Lake Farmers Market Vendors

The Cheese Peddler - Artisan Cheese and complementary items

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

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

Farmer Nick's - Beef, pork, chicken, and turkeys

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

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

Natural Farm Stand (FMNP) - Certified naturally grown producer at down to earth prices

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

Renaissance Kitchen, Inc. - Whole grain hot cereals, museli, whole grain salad mixes and whole grain cookie mixes.

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