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About our Open Air Markets

Lake Forest is home to three markets:

 I.  The City of Lake Forest Open Air Market

       The 6th Annual City of Lake Forest Open Air Market is opens Saturdays at the east Lake Forest Metra train station from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

II.  The Garden at Elawa

        Open on Fridays and Saturdays at 1401 Middlefork Drive on the west side of Lake Forest, 8 am - 1 pm. 

III.  Amidei Mercatino

         Open daily in historic Market Square, located in the alley behind J. Crew and Blue Mercury.





FoodShareFoodFood Share Food is a fresh produce business located in Lake Forest, IL that brings flavorful, local grown fruits and vegetables to the tables of our customers as well as those in need in surrounding communities.
Serving the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff area, we provide a 8 week summer program of great tasting, healthy produce.  In turn, for every three boxes, or "shares", of produce we sell to the community, we are able to deliver one box to those in need in North Chicago!
Sign up today to receive your eight week program and play your part in supporting others in North Chicago!
As a local Community Supported Agriculture business, Food Share Food aims to employ local teens who have a focus on helping those in need, as well as constructing the most efficient and high quality business as possible. It Is our second year of business and we cannot wait to see the continued effects Food Share Food will have on connecting our community to those in need through the delivery of fresh produce.
Starting June 20th, and ending August 8th, we will be providing our customers with a 16 x 12 x 10 inch box in which we fill with fresh produce from local vendors. The box, or "share", will consist of both fruits and vegetables that will be selected by the vendors each week depending on what is in season. Check our produce tab to see what kinds of fruits and vegetables we will be using!
For every three boxes of produce that we sell we will be donating one to families in need in North Chicago. We will be working with North Chicago Community Partners to locate families in need in the North Chicago Community School District 187. Food Share Food will also be donating some of these boxes to the Emmanuel Faith Food Pantry.
As the summer progresses we will try to hold information sessions and cooking classes so that those receiving the goods will be better informed on how to make healthy choices with the food they are getting.


220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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