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Posted on: May 30, 2014

Orland Park's Farmers' Market: A Friday Morning Destination

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An Orland Park summer favorite, the village’s Farmers’ Market is a Friday morning destination. This year brings another season of fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and potted plants, bakery items, fudge, jams, jellies, gourmet foods, spices, jewelry, garden stones, kitchenware and more.

“The village’s Farmers’ Market is a Friday morning summer tradition for people from throughout the region,” said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. “It’s a great way to start the weekend, buying fresh produce from area farmers and seeing what the other vendors are selling,” he added.

Held outdoors at the Orland Park Village Center, the market opens for the season on Friday, June 6 and is open every Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October 3. There will be no market July 4 or August 1.

The Orland Park Village Center is located at 14700 South Ravinia Avenue, one block west of LaGrange Road/US Route 45. Nearly 40 vendors sell fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants, gourmet food items, oils, bakery goods, salsa, cheese, crafts, jewelry, doggie biscuits, household and personal items, purses and more.

During the summer months, community groups sponsor barbecue lunches offering a sandwich entree, along with a bag of chips, a soft drink and a cookie for a nominal price through August 8.

“We started the barbecue lunches when we realized how many area business people were visiting the market on their lunch hours,” said Trustee Kathy Fenton, who first proposed the market 13 years ago. “This makes it more convenient for everyone who shops on their lunch hours, being able to buy what they need and buy a freshly made barbecue lunch at the same time,” she added.

Children’s activities include the free moon jump and the Orland Park Library Story Time.
A full list of vendors as well as special events and cooking demonstrations appears on the village's website at orlandpark.org

Further information about the Village of Orland Park’s Farmers Market is available by calling 708/403-PARK.
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2014 Village of Orland Park Farmers' Market Vendors

Alabaster Box Creations
Granola bars and granola muffins

Amano Vivere Café
Breads, biscotti, muffins, various gluten-free items, fair trade items (purses & jewelry) and fair trade coffee (fresh by the glass & beans by the pound)

Anthem Organics, Inc.
Bread made with organic einkorn wheat, pancake/waffle mixes made with organic einkorn wheat and other organic ingredients and organic maple syrup (own brand)

Aracely's Bakery
Handmade tamales and salsa

Arnolds Farm
Frozen cuts of beef, pork and chicken, eggs, cheese and sandwiches

Avon
Beauty and gift items

Breadsmith
Breads, cookies, muffins, oils, scones, coffee cakes

Capricorn Foods
Cheese crisps (toasted cheese)

Crazy Bakery Lady
Various baked goods including muffins, chocolate pretzels, fruit slices, cannoli, sweet rolls, turnovers, coffee cakes, red velvet cake, carrot cake, toffee, breads, frozen fruit delights and more

Flowers N' More -- Melka Garden Center
Pumpkins, gourds, annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, garden arts, stakes and stones

Fuller Brush & Watkins
Fuller Brush & Watkins Pre-packages, Spices & Extracts and Personal Care Products

Gemini Treasures
Handmade jewelry: bracelets, necklaces, ankle bracelets, kids’ jewelry, bottle cap jewelry, bows, headbands, bottle cap bows

Gourmet on the Go
Homemade BBQ sauces (over 40 varieties), mustards and rubs

InPurseinators
Clothing, handbags, jewelry, sandals, scarves, boots

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

Katic Breads
Breads and pastries made from organic flour

Lainey's Pawtique and Bakery, Inc.
Homemade dog treats & cat treats and collars & leashes

M & D Farms
Fruit, vegetables, flowers including patio, hanging baskets and perennials, pumpkins and herbs

MAD Custom Woodworking
All natural and chemical-free laundry soap, kombucha, and custom woodwork including furniture

Mary Kay Cosmetics
Cosmetics

Master Gardeners
Gardening tips and information

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

Meredith Bryant
Sparklers, wind chimes, yard art

Mike's Woodworking
Handmade wood toys, trucks, trains, cutting boards

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

Not Just a Pretty Bow
Handmade hair accessories, headbands, bows, flowers and clippies, zipper pulls and embroidered items

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

Presto Pesto
Pesto, jams, pickles, salsa, guacamole and soups

Rebecca's Handmade Toffee, Inc.
Toffee

Rich's Sharpening Service
Knife and tool sharpening

Rosemary Quattrocki
Note cards, gift tags, angels

Secret Creek Pesto
Pesto varieties (fresh & frozen) including classic basil pesto, sweet red pepper pesto, lemon kale & pistachio pesto, cauliflower pesto, vegan red pesto, cilantro lime pesto, arugula-olive pesto

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

Short & Sweet Tasty Treats, Inc.
Handmade caramel and candy apples, chocolate covered frozen bananas, candy, chocolate pretzels, caramel and chocolate marshmallow bombs, brownie cones, jarred apple pie and ice cream topping

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

Six Generations Farmin' Local, Inc.
Fresh produce, fruits, vegetables, berries, herbs, plants

Smits Farms
Herbs, fruits, vegetables, hanging baskets and bedding plants

Special Recreation
Candy and lemonade

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 and hoodies

Tastefully Simple
Gourmet food

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

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

The Pampered Chef
Quality kitchen tools

Timbrook Kitchens
Sweet pies, savory pies, hand pies, baked goods, no sugar added pies, gluten free pies

TLC Fudge Factory
Handmade fudge and glazed nuts

Tupperware
Tupperware

Walt Skibbe Farms
Fruits, vegetables, berries, hanging baskets, herb plants, apple cider, pumpkins