Farmers' Market in Frankfort

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I am a quilter and a sewer.  I adore making things by hand even when I can buy an item in a store.  I like knowing that all the fabrics, threads and notions are first rate.  I think Farmers' Markets go along with that mentality.  Why have mass produced tomatoes when you can have a family farmer grow yours?  If you feel the same, you simply have to visit Frankfort's Country Market.  When you come you will see that it is a Farmers' Market in Frankfort and then some!

3As you bike, walk or drive to Frankfort, you will undoubtedly see the Old Plank Road Trail.  It is a wonderful trail for all kinds of activities but you can't use it to zoom right through Frankfort on Sunday between 10 and 2 because the Market is going on all around it.  4Slow down, get off your bike and check out this amazing market.

Fruits and vegetables?  Oh yes, tons and they are delicious.  Flowers and plants?  Of course, from just about the first day it opens in April.  Right now there are wild flowers and Gladiolas.

Oh you're not impressed, you think these are standard fare at Farmers' Markets.  You are right but we also have organic fruits, vegetables and meats.  Plus honey!  All organic from this area.

And there is more, lots more!  Need to get anything sharpened?  You can do it at the market.  Fresh waffles?  Oh yes, there are those.  Paella.  You read that correctly, four batches of Paella made fresh each Sunday.

Smoothies!  Popcorn!  French nuns selling baked goods and spices or pickles, it is all here.  I know, you can download the brochure and read it yourself right here!

1While you are here buying fabulous produce and munching on great food, you can hear entertainment for free!  It is also listed in the brochure and it takes place in the cute space you see pictured here.  Do you need further proof?  How about Yelp reviews? Six of them with a solid five rating, read them all.  Then come to our market and try Marilyn's pies, sumptuous.

Summer is so darn short in the Chicago area, you have to get out there and enjoy it. Eat on the patios of restaurants, take walks, go for a swim and above all, visit the Farmers' Market in Frankfort, or any Farmers' Market.  Enjoy some real food before we have hard pink tomatoes again.  While you are enjoying that farm fresh food, check out all the other fun stuff all around you in the fresh air.

Because this is a quilting blog, The Frankfort Country Market makes me Sew Happy!

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