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About the Glenview Farmers Market

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the hours of the market?
We are open every Saturday from 8 a.m. – noon, June 20-October 24, 2020

Do you close if it rains?
No. We are open rain or shine!

Where can I park at the market?
Free parking is available in the adjacent parking lot of the St. Peter and Paul Church at the corner of Lake and Wagner Roads.

What produce will I find at the market?
We are so accustomed to seeing fruit and vegetables year-round in grocery stores, we forget that these foods only grow in certain regions and seasons. That means you will not find sweet corn on opening day, or pumpkins in July, or strawberries in October. Our growers are dependent on the weather and growing cycles. Whatever they have will be packed with flavor and nutrition, since it is picked at its peak! All our fruits and vegetables are grown within approximately 200 miles of Glenview.

What else will I find at the market besides produce?
We also have bison, pork, lamb, beef and poultry and eggs. This year’s market is focusing on take home items. No ready to eat food will be available. See our Vendors page for more information about available products and sign up to receive our weekly e-newsletter for the most up-to-date information.

Are there any organic or heirloom products?
Yes. Some farmers bring heirloom varieties and one is entirely certified organic. Most of our vendors use many sustainable methods of production, which are outlined on our Vendors page.

History of the Glenview Farmers’ Market

The Glenview Farmers’ Market was started in 1988 by the Glenview Women of Today as a way of supporting locally grown produce and to provide the community with a healthy (and fun) option for food. Every Saturday, farmers, flower growers and residents would gather at Jackman Park to share the good times. In 2007, GWT was pleased to hand over the market management to the Glenview Park District. GWT continues to support the market through funding of various projects and providing volunteer crossing guards.

The most natural place to hold a farmer’s market was at a farm, so the Park District chose to move the market to Historic Wagner Farm. Visibility of the market and customer parking were two major concerns voiced by the vendors at the time, and the change in location addressed both of those issues. Families are welcome to spend time on the farm visiting our animals, wandering through the restored farmhouse or visitors center, checking out the equipment, or enjoying some of their fresh market produce (note, due to COVID-19, some farm buildings and activities are unavailable in 2020).