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South suburban farmers market guide 2012

A variety of berries can be found at the local market. (Heather Leszczewicz/TribLocal)

A variety of berries can be found at the local market. (Heather Leszczewicz/TribLocal)

If you’re looking to add the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and flowers to your dinner table, look no further than in your own backyard.

Don’t see a farmers market near your town listed below? Check out TribLocal’s full list of suburban farmers markets or the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s List of Farmers Markets.

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Batavia Farmers Market
Where: Water Street between Wilson and First streets, Batavia
When: 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, June 16 to Oct. 27

Bolingbrook Promenade’s Farmer’s Market
Where: Boughton Road and Feather Bound Drive, Bolingbrook
When: 4 to 8 p.m., Thursdays, June 7 to Sept. 13

Forest Park Farmers Market
Where: The Grove, 7824 Madison St.
When: 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Fridays, June 22 to Oct. 5

Frankfort Country Market
Where: Breidert Green, Oak and Kansas streets, Frankfort
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays, April 29 to Oct. 28

Geneva French Market
Where: Metra parking lot, South and Fourth streets, Geneva
When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays, May 6 to Oct. 28

Homer Glen Farmers Market
Where: 14933 S. Founders Crossing, Homer Glen
When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, May 5 to Oct. 13

Joliet Farmers Market
Where: Van Buren Plaza and Chicago Street, Joliet
When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fridays, June 8 to Sept. 28

Lemont Farmers Market
Where: Talcott Square Parking Lot, 445 Talcott St., Lemont
When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays, June 5 to Oct. 30

Lockport Farmers Market
Where: 222 E. 9th St., Lockport
When: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mondays, June 4 to Aug. 27

Mokena Downtown Market
Where: Front Street, Mokena, IL
When: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays, April 28 to Oct. 20

New Lenox French Market
Where: 1 Veterans Pkwy., New Lenox
When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, May 12 to Oct. 6

Orland Park Farmers Market
Where: Orland Park Village Center, 14700 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park
When: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fridays, June 1 to Oct. 5

Palos Heights Farmers Market
Where: 12217 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights
When: 7 a.m. to 1 pm., Wednesdays, May 9 to Oct. 10

Palos Park Womens’ Club Farmers Market
Where: 12312 S. 88th Ave., Palos Park
When: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Fridays, June 27 to to Oct. 5

Tinley Park Farmers Market
Where: Zabrocki Plaza, 17116 Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park
When: 7 a.m. to noon, Saturdays June 2 to Oct. 13

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