The Illinois Ag Fun website can help locate your nearest farmers’ markets, orchards, wineries and pumpkin patches.
MarketMaker, a University of Illinois Extension online marketing program, is growing and adding new features to better serve both farmers and consumers.
Make your own scarecrow at Illinois’ St. Charles Scarecrow Festival October 7-9.
Discover recipes that use those farmers’ market finds, including squash, cucumbers and other summer produce.
Farmers’ markets encourage finding high-quality, fresh foods close to home. Chicago has 24 city-run farmers’ markets that operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.