Please join us for our 13th annual Opening Day Watermelon-Cutting Ceremony and party Wednesday June 16, Meadow Plaza parking lot, Cherry & Meadow.
Once again we thank our friends at NorthShore University HealthSystem for underwriting the cost of the day's fun.
Village President Kathryn Ciesla will do the traditional honors with a brief watermelon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. at "center stage." For precautionary reasons slices will not be handed out to the public. Rather, Ciesla will take a delicious bite or two of the quintessential summer fruit on behalf of all Northbrook residents. She also will introduce the village's new fire chief and other dignitaries.
Of course, returning favorite vendors and some new ones will be set up and at the ready with their delicious, fresh food we've been waiting for all winter.
Fun programs and events are scheduled throughout the day for all to enjoy.
Who We Are
Northbrook Farmers Market is operated by Northbrook Farmers Market Association, an all-volunteer, tax-exempt, nonprofit organization incorporated in the State of Illinois.
We're the best weekday farmers market on the North Shore.
Visit us and you'll know why!
Our mission is to support local farmers, producers and artisans by providing an economic outlet, and to serve the greater Northbrook area by making available for purchase fresh food and other locally made goods for the benefit of all.
Our goal is to educate residents on the benefits of buying locally, eating healthy, and living green, as well as supporting local farming families and entrepreneurs.
Read about our history, mission and how we are more than just a market!
Northbrook Farmers Market welcomes dogs at the market. Please first read our guidelines brochure and then use your discretion to make the right choice for both you and your dog. Dogs Welcome At the Market
The market encourages shoppers to bring reusable totes and discourages the use of plastic bags. Learn more about why it is so important that we reduce the number of plastic bags in our world.
To keep everyone safe and healthy we ask you to abide by our mitigation rules.
We are a charitable organization that depends on sponsors to help fund our many programs. All donations are tax deductible and are used 100% toward furthering the goals and objectives of the market. If you are a local business and would like to join our team, please contact us at NorthbrookFarmersMarket@gmail.com.
Local nonprofit community groups are invited to join us once a season to publicize their good works, recruit new members, collect email addresses, etc. Reservations are based on first-come, first served. For the safety of all, we require all groups and their representatives to adhere to COVID-19 rules and procedures.
It is the policy and intent of Northbrook Farmers Market to treat all persons equally, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, place of residence, political affiliation, marital status, ability, gender, or age.
Our location is handicapped accessible, and volunteers are available to help. Come to the Welcome Booth and let us know how we can assist you.
Northbrook Farmers Market accepts SNAP benefits at the market and doubles the value up to $25 per day per family.
If you are a Link card holder, come to the Welcome Booth to swipe your card and get up to $25 free to spend at the market! We match the amount you withdraw from your account up to $25.
To find out if you qualify for SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps) and how to obtain a Link card, click here.
We also accept senior farmers market coupons and WIC vouchers.
We partner with Northfield Township Food Pantry to collect fresh fruits and vegetables for their clients. At the end of each market day volunteers collect fresh, locally grown produce donated by our farmers. The hard-working volunteers bring the food to the pantry every Wednesday afternoon, where clients are lined up in anticipation of receiving the fresh produce. Are you interested in helping? Contact NorthbrookFarmersMarket@gmail.com
Friends of Northbrook Farmers Market (aka Onion Heads) is a partnering group of enthusiasts who volunteer to promote the market and its mission and goals. Volunteer as much or as little as you wish! Fill out the Membership Form to become an official Onion Head. It's really easy!
Onion Heads do things like plan our recent successful program at the library, Why Farming Matters. We learned so much about a simple solution that can heal our planet and feed the world. After watching Kiss the Ground, a documentary that focuses on regenerative agriculture and soil health as a leading solution to the climate crisis, we enjoyed a informative panel discussion and audience Q & A.
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Wednesdays: 7am - 1pm, rain or shine, except in severe weather
Meadow Shopping Plaza parking lot, corner of Cherry & Meadow, downtown Northbrook