Seasonal activities have ramped up for the fall, and one way to have fun while supporting local businesses is by taking a trip to a farmers market.
Farmers markets are available throughout the year, but it’s a great time to stock up on seasonal produce. That’s why Eat This, Not That! mapped out the best farmers markets in every state. The ultimate food content hub picked these markets because of the “fantastic fall goodies” there, and because they serve as “community gathering spaces.” Eat This, Not That! says:
“This is the time of year that the autumnal bounty arrives, from plump pumpkins ripe for carving to winter squash varieties that make hearty soups and side dishes. Did we mention the fresh-pressed cider that pairs perfectly with chewy cider donuts?”
So, where can you find the best farmers market in Illinois? Eat This, Not That! points to the Oak Park Farmers Market. Here’s why it stands out:
“Not only are apples, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes in season at the Oak Park Farmers' Market in the fall, but there's also a pie bake-off in autumn. In normal years, the farmers' market also closes out its fall season with free "stone soup" to thank patrons for supporting the market. The tradition draws on a European folk tale that encourages generosity. One Yelp reviewer recommends getting to the market early because the fresh-baked bread sells out quickly. ‘Cute farmers market!’ another reviewer wrote.”
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