.Carrots, melons, peaches, tomatoes, cheese, spices, flowers, baked goods and the knife sharpener.
I always have a good time at the farmers' markets, especially the Skokie Farmers' Market. Located between Village Hall and the library, for me it is an nice walk, though parking is easy too. The atmosphere offers just the right balance of calm and chaos. I usually see a friend or two, but no dogs. They're not allowed.
Tubroses became by favorite flower last year due to a certain flower vendor. Crossing my fingers he'll show this year too.
Skokie's Farmers' Market gets back in full swing Sunday, June 27. Its hours are 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
If you'd rather shop on Saturdays, or are jonesing for some really good peaches, like me, Evanston's Farmers' Market started last month. It's open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Morton Grove's Farmers' Market is in business on Saturdays too from 7:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. Be on the look out for Niles North alum Rick Kazdan's El Gringo Loco salsa booth as mentioned in last week's Morton Grove Champion.
For more information about other farmers' markets in the area, check out Farmer's Market Online.