oak park farmers market.

5 Aug

Since I came home to Oak Park at the end of May, my parents and I have made a point of going to the Oak Park Farmers Market (at Oak Park High) on Saturday mornings…after a pit stop at Starbucks first. The array of fresh fruits and vegetables, breads, and flowers are a weekly reminder of the benefits of living where I do. Here are some things I look forward to each Saturday:

  • hummus and pita. Unique flavors like Avocado and Cilantro, Garlic, Eggplant, or Sun-dried tomato. Nom.
  • delicious fresh bread from house of bread. Try their honey whole wheat, squaw, 9-grain, or my personal favorite: Garden Herb. A sandwich has never tasted better, and at $4-5 a loaf you can’t really go wrong.
  • fresh flowers. Bouquets of lillies for $5 each as well as roses, gerbera daisies, and tons of others.
  • fruit. The adorable women who force-feed me samples of yellow peaches each week are aggressive yet likable. And now I finally know what my Dad meant when I was younger and he said peaches and plums “tasted like candy.”
  • the occasional surprise. Last weekend my mom and I noticed a jewelry booth who is only there once a month and I scored a gorgeous sterling silver and turquoise ring for 60% off. The unique look and cool local element to it makes it all the more desirable.

Are there any flea or farmers markets in your home town? What about local shops you try to frequent?

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3 Responses to “oak park farmers market.”

  1. Amy August 6, 2010 at 2:21 am #

    Totally with you on the fresh flowers. I got 5 amazingly beautiful sunflowers last week for $4, and the flower lady was so nice! Hmm…as a worker of and frequent visitor to the Pleasanton farmer’s market, I am quite a huge fan. Hands down, the best thing there every week is the KETTLE CORN which I have been getting for years. The prices have gone up over the years but still so worth it–a big bag is $9. Best purchase at the Farmer’s Market was no doubt my cat, Max, about 10 years ago!

    • gillian August 6, 2010 at 2:23 am #

      This comment is so great! I had no idea your cat is named Max – and that’s so sweet you got him there! Ours has kettle corn as well but I have yet to try it there! That and the cactus tortillas are next on the list! xo

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