top of page
Glancer Magazine

OPEN AIR MARKETS | These Local Area Farmer's Markets are Full of Surprises


It's time to attend community open-air markets, also known as farmers markets. With many towns bringing unique selections to their market, we encourage our readers to visit those located outside of their neighborhood as well. There are so many surprises you’ll love! Open air markets are a great way to celebrate summer....while shopping at the same time. Enjoy!


NAPERVILLE – 95th Street Farmers Market Every Thursday, June 6-September 26, 3:7pm (No Farmers Market July 4) 95th Street Library Parking Lot, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive

Join the Naperville Park District and Naperville Public Library for the second annual 95th Street Farmers Market located in south Naperville. The market will be held every Thursday through September 26th (no market 7/4) from 3:00-7:00 pm in the parking lot of the 95th Street Library. Shop homegrown offerings, locally grown fruits and veggies, homemade breads and jams and much more from a wide variety of local farmers and vendors. For more info., visit:


NAPERVILLE – Farmers Market at St. John's St. John’s Episcopal Church, 750 Aurora Avenue Wednesdays, Jun 8-Sep 21, 3-7pm

This pet-friendly market is located at the intersection of Aurora Avenue and West Street, the Farmers Market at St. John's features a wide variety. In addition to locally grown, seasonally fresh vegetables and fruits including USDA Certified Organic this Market offers honey, meat (Angus Beef & Pork), farm fresh eggs, luscious bakery items, fresh cut flowers, jams, fresh fish, freshly squeezed juices, olive oil, vinegar, pasta, olives, mushrooms, fresh (never frozen) fish, crab cakes, microgreens, snow cones, and coffee. Dinner choices also available including freshly baked empanadas, tacos, tortas, burritos, and nachos which are all ready to enjoy in our new eating area. Or you can take home Cajun Red Beans & Rice or Gumbo to heat and eat.


GENEVA – Geneva French Market Commuter Parking Lot Located at South and Fourth Streets Sundays, 9am-2pm

Shoppers will find an array of products from fresh produce to fine French linens and custom made jewelry. Each year more vendors are drawn to the market because of its popularity on Sunday mornings. If you have never seen the French Market, please stop by and see what you are missing. The markets are sponsored by Bensidoun USA.


SUGAR GROVE – Community Farmers Market Sugar Grove Village Hall Parking Lot Rt. 30 & Municipal Drive Saturdays, June 3 - September 20, 8am-12pm

This market is complete with farm fresh dairy, meat, produce and more, brought by local farmers. Additional items include crafts, unique apparel and accessories, gift ideas such as hand painted wine glasses and more. Community spirit is felt throughout. Home to the Sugar Grove Corn Boil.


WHEATON – Wheaton French Market

Downtown Wheaton, Municipal Parking Lot 3, Main and Liberty Saturdays 8am-2pm, April 13-November 9

A French styled open air market where you will find fresh local produce, bread, cheese, meat,flowers, artisan foods & crafts, and gifts for the home.


GLEN ELLYN – Glen Ellyn French Market South-East Corner of Crescent Blvd/Prospect Ave. In the Crescent/Glenwood Parking Lot Sundays, 9am-1:30pm\

Visit downtown Glen Ellyn for locally grown produce, organic meats, fresh flowers, baked goods, jewelry and much more. This French Market is well known throughout the community and residents love it. Each week you’ll have a chance to meet a local Not-For-Profit at the French Market.


OSWEGO – Oswego Country Market

Sundays, June 2-September 29, 9am-1pm

Downtown Oswego on Main Street

Shop local with plenty of choices to buy fresh produce, meats, eggs, artisan cheeses, specialty foods like pasta, olives, popcorn, honey & spices, and handmade items in our outdoor, open air market. With all of the exciting growth in downtown Oswego, parking will be more limited during the market this season. You are encouraged to leave your car at home and walk or bike to the market. Check out the map online for safe routes and estimated travel times.

Add your Farmers Market to Our Listing at No Cost to You

Send 75-word in the Above Format to