The Oak Park Farmer’s Market is celebrating National Farmers’ Market Week with their annual corn roast on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The market will be serving up hot roasted corn on the cob that has been freshly picked by local market growers. It doesn’t get better than fresh roasted corn in the summer at the market! Corn will be sold by the ear and available for $2 each. Remember to bring cash with you – cards will not be accepted for this event.
This is the 42nd year for the Oak Park Farmers’ Market. It was started in 1976 with only one farmer at the time. Today, there are 30 farmers and producers selling their goods at the market.
Did you know that the produce you’ll find in the supermarket travels an average of 1,200 miles before reaching the shelves? The farmers’ market is a great way to support local businesses and farmers while cutting down on your carbon footprint.
You’ll find much more than locally grown seasonal produce at the market. Flowers, bread, honey, meat, and even quail eggs can be purchased at the market every Saturday through October.