Growing up in Lake Forest I would go to the Lake Forest Farmers Market every Saturday afternoon with my parents. I haven’t visited the Farmers Market in years since i’ve been away at college. Last Saturday the Farmers Market opened up for the season. I finally took the opportunity to go back and relive the experience as a grown adult. The Farmers Market was just as wonderful and exciting as I had remembered it to be.
Walking through the market surrounded by colorful produce you can’t help to notice the variety of mouth watering scents lingering in the air. You will find local produce featuring seasonal fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, dairy products sold directly off the trucks.
The market features local chefs and specialists selling a variety of treats including: swirl cupcakes, pies, homemade ice cream, appetizers, dips, salsas, homemade granola, fresh squeezed lemonade, hot fudge sauce, and even homemade marshmallows. Some of the vendors this season include : Geneva Lakes Produce, Flamin Fury Peaches, Twin Gardens, Door County Whitefish,Wildtree Herbs, Franks Karma Cafe, Mrs. Clark’s Toffee, All About Appetizers, Maggies Munchies, Apple Holler, The Cheese People, Lake Forest College garden, Parterre Kitchen,Mama Jen’s Pasta Sauce, and so many more!
The Lake Forest Farmer’s Market offers a variety of unique products that can’t be found anywhere else. Now located at the East Lake Forest Metra Station’s southeast parking lot the Lake Forest Farmers Market is bigger than ever before. The Market is open every Saturday from 8am till noon through October. With all the tasty treats to sample I guarantee you will not leave on an empty stomach or empty handed.