Shop Small Day 213: Oswego Country Market

One of the best ways to discover a new town is to hit their farmer’s market. I’m almost embarrassed to say that I’ve never been to the market for the town next to mine. It took maybe 15 minutes to get to there. Since Oswego is a fairly small town, I was expecting a small farmer’s market. I was wrong. I think it’s now one of my favorites.

You still have a few weeks left to enjoy the Oswego Country Market.

I know Saturdays tend to get a little crazy with sports and activities, that’s why Oswego was brilliant to schedule their market on Sunday.

And, it goes from 9-1 so you can still sleep in a bit and not miss out!


There were plenty of booths with local and organic produce, but many more with other handmade goods: soap, jewelry, purses, gluten-free goodies, as well as crafts. I like the assortment since I don’t always need more fruit & veggies.

Of course, I don’t need a chocolate croissant from the (becoming insanely popular) Katic Breads, but there’s no way I’m passing one up.

Seriously. I don’t know that I’ve ever had more heavenly or more perfect bread…even in France.

I was very happy to discover Stamper Cheese Co.

Though I can’t attest to their string cheese, the nettle jack was delicious, especailly on burgers last night. All of their cheeses are made by artisan cheese makers from Wisconsin, some are unique (like nettle jack!), and you’re bound to find a new favorite.

I can’t remember the name, but there is also a stop for your pups. Their natural treats are only 50¢ and my dog loved her surprises.

Like I said, visiting a farmer’s market is a great way to see a new town. Fortunately, many of the Oswego businesses are open on Sunday. So, I have a bunch of small shops to tell you about this week!

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Oswego Country Market
15 N. Main St
Oswego, IL

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