Italian Tomato Salad

Farmers’ Market Side Dish Recipes

Find fresh side dish recipes inspired by farmers’ market ingredients.

Fresh Ricotta Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

Seasonal Summer Recipes From the Farmers’ Market

Find fresh ingredients from your local farmers market for delicious summer recipes.

Illinois Ag Fun website

Ag Fun Website Lives Up to Its Name

The Illinois Ag Fun website can help locate your nearest farmers’ markets, orchards, wineries and pumpkin patches.


MarketMaker Grows Farmers Market Resource

MarketMaker, a University of Illinois Extension online marketing program, is growing and adding new features to better serve both farmers and consumers.

St. Charles Scarecrow festival in St. Charles, Illinois

Oh, the Scarecrow

Make your own scarecrow at Illinois’ St. Charles Scarecrow Festival October 7-9.

Springfield Farmers Market

Farmers’ Market Finds: Shopping Tips and Recipes

Discover recipes that use those farmers’ market finds, including squash, cucumbers and other summer produce.


Farmers Market Recipes

Enjoy the freshness of your local farmers’ fare with a few of these surprisingly easy treats. Recipes include Eggplant, Mozzarella and Pest Gratins, stuffed peppers, gazpacho and a zucchini and corn salad.

Chicago, Illinois Farmers Market

Chicago’s Many Farmers’ Markets Help You Eat Like a Locavore

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.