Farmers’ Markets and French Markets have popped up in many locations in the last decade. Chicago has many and the suburbs do as well. Some are known for their homemade crafts or antiques, others are known for their romantic atmosphere like the 3 French Hens Market in Morris, but the Wheaton French Market has got to be one of the best for food (a topic close to my heart). The Wheaton Market is located right on the Metra tracks in downtown Wheaton, an easy walk from either the College Avenue Station or the Wheaton Station. From the College Ave location the Prairie Path provides a scenic and direct route especially on a day like we had this past Saturday.
It was an absolutely gorgeous day for one of the last markets of the year. It runs through November 5th so you still have two more weekends to get there. There are homemade cake donuts (still warm), a bounty of beautiful Michigan fruit, Coffee (samples and whole cups), locally harvested honey, apples, mushrooms, cauliflower, radishes and other multi-colored vegetables, homemade chili, caramel apples, freshly baked bread, cinnamon rolls, and croissants, chocolates, flowers, clothing, handmade quilts and soap, freshly popped kettle corn, a Thai food truck…and even a wedding party!!?…now that’s creative photography.
It seems everyone loves the Wheaton Market and you will too. Catch it while you can in the next two weeks because it won’t be back until next Spring! Saturdays 8am – 2pm until November 5th.
Pictures are worth a thousand words, so scroll, get hungry, and see you in Wheaton …enjoy!