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Orland Park Farmers Market Opens Friday

Farmers market fans rejoice! The season is upon us once again and the local vendors are ready and awaiting their loyal customers.

Orland Park is officially in farmers market season again.

The market is in front of the at 14750 Ravinia Avenue, and will be open on Fridays from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. through October 5th.

Shoppers can expect to find many of their favorite vendors have returned this year. Orland Park resident and farmers market vendor Jennifer DeLess has been busy preparing Simply Salsa, a town favorite for fresh salsa, for this year’s market. Need chips? No worries, she has those as well. 

Carol Schubert of Windy City Espresso will be back again this season to serve up her new and exciting coffee and ice cream concoctions. Make sure to stop by her espresso-mobile for a refreshing pick-me-up.

Need those lawn mower blades sharpened? Rich Mikula of Rich’s Sharpening Service will not only sharpen those, but also your scissors and kitchen knives. Just drop them off and go about your other shopping. By the time you return, your blades will be sharpened and ready to go.

Of course, you can find fresh, locally grown produce, indoor and outdoor plants and fresh baked goods as well. Breadsmith is back with their fresh baked artisan bread, scones, pastries and more. has a plethora of fresh produce. They also run a stand on 159th Street just west of Ravinia Avenue.

Skibbe Farms is back as well and has some of the best strawberries around this time of year. A little later in the season, make sure you stop by and pick up some farm-fresh peaches.

Shoppers can also pick up a stylish new purse, shoes and other accessories at In.Purseinators traveling boutique while at the market.

No matter your shopping needs, you are sure to find something to make the trip worth your while.

Check out the full list of vendors (and read our profiles of some from last year):


Granola, bars, granola muffins


Annuals, perennials, house plants, and vegetables

Art Box (The Pearl Gallery)
Ceramic art tile and pearl jewelry

Avon
Beauty and gift items


All natural pet treats for dogs, cats, horses, and birds; all USA farm chews, bones, and seasonal specials


Breads, muffins, cookies, oil

Charm Yourself
Italian charms, bracelets, key chains, hair feathers, bling tinsel, natural cleanser


Boutique style girls’ clothing

EAGL Fine Designs in Concrete
Concrete casts of real leaves, hand-painted and sealed for indoor/outdoor use

Fantasy Isle
Muffins, chocolate pretzels, fruit slices, cannoli, sweet rolls, turnovers, coffee cakes, red velvet cake, carrot cake, toffee, breads, popcorn, frozen fruit delights, guacamole, and flavored butters

Gallery’s Choice
Handmade art, glass art, recycled glass, acrylics, jewelry


Handmade jewelry: bracelets, necklaces, ankle bracelets, kids’ jewelry, bottle cap jewelry, bows, headbands, bottle cap bows; all girl things


Vegetable pasta, rice, soup mix, spices


Clothing, handbags, jewelry, sandals, scarves, boots


Hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, pumpkins, gourds, hay bales

Juice Plus
Whole food nutritional products which contain 17 raw fruits and vegetables

KAP Farms
Fresh produce, fruits, vegetables, berries, herbs, plants

Katherine’s Lawn & Garden
Lawn and garden décor, wind chimes, all outdoor flags

Mary Kay Cosmetics
Cosmetics


Fruits, vegetables, pumpkins, gourds, ornamental corn, straw, & cornstalks


Handmade wood toys, trucks, trains, cutting boards

Nolan & Sons
Annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, hanging baskets, planters

Olive Tap
Extra virgin olive oils, flavored olive oils, specialty oils, balsamic vinegars


Storytime

Pampered Chef
Quality kitchen tools

Pattycakes Boutique
Jewelry, purses, water beads, small toys for children

Pon-A-Hill Nursery
Ornamental grasses, select perennials

Rosemary Quattrocki
Note cards, gift tags, angels


Blade sharpening, scissors, lawn mower blades and others

Shaklee ~ A Healthy Life
Health & wellness, natural vitamins, supplements, nontoxic organic household cleaners, weight loss, water filtration, personal care, etc.


Fresh tomato salsa (mild, medium, hot) and corn tortilla chips

Stamper Cheese Company
Artisanal cheeses

Tabletop Beanbag Games
Mini beanbag games, dice games, sports pole people, sports TV trays, marshmallow shooters, decorated flip flops, tie-dyed tee, hoodies, neck coolers

Tastefully Simple
Gourmet food

The Orland Park Prairie
Newspaper

Tupperware

Village of Orland Park Green Tent


Fruits, vegetables, berries, hanging baskets, herb plants, apple cider, pumpkins

Watkins and Fuller Brush
Personal care & home products


Coffee, tea, smoothies, lattes, frozen coffee

*List courtesy of the Village of Orland Park

Marylynn June 02, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Very nice presentation! How can I become a vendor? thanks for your responce. Dr. Marylynn J. Garrison
Diana Husband June 28, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Don't forget about the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener volunteers that staff a table every Friday to answer homeowners questions. Also, we can be reached every Tuesday and Wednesday at 708-403-2864 (at the Cultural Arts Center) from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Diana
Nabeha Zegar July 01, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Marylynn, you can contact Patty Vlazny, the Special Events Coordinator for the Village, at (708)403-6145 to inquire about vendor opportunities.
Nabeha Zegar July 01, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Thank you for adding that valuable information, Diana.

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