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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