It’s that time again: Season 43 of the Oak Park Farmers Market commences this Saturday, May 19, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market runs every Saturday thereafter through October in the parking lot of Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St., a block west of Ridgeland Avenue.

According to the village of Oak Park’s statement on the market’s opening, two new entities have signed on to become permanent vendors this year — American Pride Microfarm and Brian Severson Farms. 

“American Pride offers year-round, naturally grown microgreens and farm fresh quail eggs,” the village statement points out. “Brian Severson Farms offers certified organic grains such as flours, meals, grits, rolled oats and corn.”

Although this year’s spring has been colder than usual, market officials said several vendors grow their goods year-round and utilize preservation techniques, so a visit to the market “early in the season” is still “worthwhile.” 

Most vendors accept credit/debit cards, in addition to WIC and senior coupons. All vendors accept LINK cards. 

For more info on this year’s market, call 708-358-5780, email or visit

 Michael Romain 

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