Suburban farmers markets open for harvest season

By Erika Wurst For Chronicle Media

Shoppers will be able to enjoy the harvest season and visit the Downtown Farmers Market in Aurora on Saturdays through Oct. 12. (Photo courtesy of

Summer is wrapping up, and so is farmers market season. But fear not, you’ve got a month or two left to grab that fresh produce, enjoy homemade crafts, and visit with friends outdoors before the weather turns.

Several markets throughout Kane, Kendall and DuPage counties run through September or October, giving market lovers a chance to get their fix before vendors pack up for Fall.

If you live in Yorkville, you’ll have to head away from home, as the annual market held at Town Square Park has already shut down for the season.

Last weekend was the final day for frolicking in the park. But you don’t need to drive far to find an open market in your area.

From Bolingbrook, to St. Charles, Aurora, and Naperville, there are plenty of vendors still peddling their wares. Here’s a list of markets still available to visit as summer winds down:


Downtown Farmers Market

Saturdays through Oct. 12

8 a.m.- Noon

64 Water St., across from City Hall

and the Water Street Mall


West Side Farmers Market

Wednesdays through Sept. 11

12-4 p.m.

2131 West Galena Boulevard,

Former Walmart parking lot



Batavia Outdoor Farmers Market

Saturdays through Oct. 26

8 a.m.-12 p.m.

North River Street,

between Wilson and state Streets


Batavia Indoor Farmers Market

Saturdays, October-May

9 a.m.-Noon

15 East Wilson St.



Bolingbrook Farmers Market

Thursdays through Sept. 12

4-9 p.m.

The Promenade,

631 E. Boughton Road



Naperville Farmers Market

Saturdays through Oct. 26

7 a.m.-Noon

200 E. Fifth Ave.

Parking lot off Fifth Avenue Station


Naperville Farmers Market

Wednesdays through Sept. 18

3-7 p.m.

750 Aurora Ave.,

St. John’s Episcopal Church



Country Market

Sundays through Sept. 29

9 a.m.

15 Main St., Oswego


St. Charles

St. Charles Farmers Market

Fridays through the end of October

8 a.m.-1 p.m.



Wheaton French Market

Saturdays through Nov. 9

8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Liberty Drive and Main Street,

Municipal Parking Lot #3