Downtown Kankakee Farmers Market

Kankakee Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market The Kankakee Farmers' Market is now in its 16th year in Downtown Kankakee. From humble beginnings the market has grown to a premier market featuring over 20 vendors in Spring, and over 30 vendors in Summer with a variety of fresh produce, plants, flowers, breads, meats, baked goods, olives, cheeses, concessions and other specialty items. In addition to being a place to buy fresh local food the market has become a central gathering place for the Kankakee area on Saturday Morning as relaxing live music and friendly conversation creates a welcoming atmosphere. We invite you to join us each week or as often as you can.

Market Facts:

  • The Kankakee Market is one of the only in the state of Illinois to have shopping carts available to use.
  • The market draws vendors from the rural areas around Kankakee, others from Chicago and farmers bring fruit from Michigan.
  • The University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners program provides expert volunteers to answer garden related questions at the market weekly.
  • The Kankakee Market started in 1998. To this day our farmers have a strong voice in the direction of the market.
  • The Kankakee Farmers' market is operated by the Kankakee Development Corporation with the cooperation from the City of Kankakee and a host of community minded people and organizations.

2014 Farmers' Market Special Events

2014 Events coming soon!

Past Market Seasons

Pictures from past Amateur Chef Challenges...

  • Chef Challenge 901
  • Chef Challenge 902
  • Chef Challenge 907
  • Chef Challenge 909
  • Chef Challenge 910
  • Chef Challenge 911
  • Chef Challenge 913
  • Chef Challenge 914
  • Chef Challenge 915
  • Chef Challenge 919
  • Questions about the Kankakee Market? Contact Market Manager Liz Gernon-Lipofski Phone: 847.630.6100 Email:

    Farmers' Market Vendor Application: [.pdf]
    Farmers' Market Vendor Fees: [.pdf]
    Farmers' Market Vendor Rules and Regulations: [.pdf]
    Farmers' Market Vendor Affidavit: [.pdf]
    Farmers' Market Vendor Packet (all above documents in one pdf file): [.pdf]