Find Fresh, Healthy Foods Close to Home

Summer in northwest Illinois means a bounty of delicious fruits and vegetables is available – sometimes right in your own backyard!

If you don't have a green thumb (or space to garden), don't worry! You can find a huge selection of all kinds of local goodies at local farmers' markets and from local farmers.

Check out this local foods brochure and this guide to area farmers' markets!

The guide above doesn't include some local markets, like the Lanark Farmers Market. You'll find plenty of goodies there from 3 – 6 p.m. every Tuesday through Oct. 31 at the northeast corner of Broad and Locust (the gravel lot at 101 N. Broad Street). Check out their Facebook page for more information!

For more information on local foods, visit the University of Illinois Extension website.