The Tinley Park Farmer’s Market

What To Expect At The Tinley Park Farmer’s Market

What do you think of this— I’ve lived in Tinley Park for over four years and today was my first time at the Farmer’s Market?

I can’t remember a better summer in terms of consistently warm and sunny days, but today we had a duddy gray and drizzly day when we decided on the spur of the moment to go to the Tinley Park Farmer’s Market. We needed to pick up our t-shirts and participant packer for tomorrow’s annual Tinley Park ‘Get Your Rear In Gear’ 5k Run/Walk by the Colon Cancer Coalition. Naturally we thought it was an opportune time to catch the Farmer’s Market too.

4 Month Old Baby Eileah at Tinley Park Farmers Market

Despite the weather we ventured out with our baby girl Eileah and newly turned three year old dog Samantha.

The Tinley Park Farmer’s Market is on the smaller side in terms of the number of vendors present, but it is really nice. Downtown Tinley has that quaint small town thing that is just so appealing. With the Oak Park Avenue train station tower as a backdrop, you feel transported back in time. I feel that way when I’m in Downtown Tinley anyway.

There are your local farmers selling blueberries, radishes, and corn, but there are also vendors like Jenny’s K9 Cookie Factory and Gracie Pie Apothecary, small businesses who make handmade goods and products you can’t find in stores. Did I mention that you can find bakers, tamale makers, crêpe makers, and florists too?

I could go on, but what I want you to know is not to write off the Tinley Park Farmer’s Market. Frankfort’s Farmer’s Market is so popular down here in the Chicago Southwest suburbs, but don’t forget to explore other Farmer’s Markets too. You could be missing out on a diamond in the rough.

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StylaPet Dog Spa, Salon, and Pet Groomers in New Lenox

StylaPet in New Lenox, Illinois is an award-winning grooming shop for pet & show dogs.

For our family’s dog Samantha (Sammie for short) we wanted to go all out and give her a pamper day. StylaPet was a place my in-laws noticed when they were in the New Lenox neighborhood and since our two dogs are very close, we thought it’d be great to have Sammie have some company on her pamper day.

Flyer from July 2018 with StylaPet’s different spa packages.

What you get with their deluxe spa package is

  • soothing mud bath
  • massage that removes impurities, conditions, rehydrates and rebuilds coat with valuable minerals that absorb into the body for greater health results.
  • cologne application and take home refresher
  • teeth brushing
  • paw pad and pad nose oil application
  • collar accessory

If you’ve been looking for the ultimate place to take your pet for a spa day though, I wouldn’t recommend StylaPet after our experience. Our dog was happy when we got her, but it felt crowded at the shop. Maybe our expectations were too high. Personally I felt the shop is cramp; I wanted Samantha to feel relaxed and looking at the backend where the dogs go for their treatments, there aren’t different zones or much space so that each dog can really relax.

My other issue were the samples of fragrances and bandana collars to choose from. Your pet get’s a spritz of a fragrance of your choice and they also give you a small vile of a fragrance oil to take home. I didn’t find either of the choices very pleasant, they smelled cheap to me. The bandada collar I chose was the best I could find based on how limited I was in which ones to choose from. Overall I felt like StylaPet fell short for our dog. We’ll be searching around the Tinley Park area for something more upscale for our Sammie.

Styla Pet Results on Puppy Sammie

StylaPet Dog Spa Website

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