The St. Charles Farmers Market runs from June through October each year.
The 2013 St. Charles Farmers’ Market opens Friday, June 6, at 7 a.m. The Market is open every Friday through October 31, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is located at Fourth Avenue and Main Street, along Baker Memorial United Methodist Church.
The St. Charles Farmers’ Market offers fresh Kane County produce, fruit, cheese, eggs, beef and goat meat, poultry products, bountiful fruit and flowers from Michigan Orchards as well as fresh flowers, garden plants, honey, produce and foodstuffs from Illinois growers. The Market also offers a tempting array of gourmet food products, fresh baked bread, garden and landscaping products, jewelry, arts and crafts.
2013 marks the ninth season the St. Charles Farmers’ Market is sponsored by Baker Memorial United Methodist Church. The Market is a vital part of the Church’s community outreach and helps generate funds and increased awareness of the Church’s many mission programs.
And for the summer months, shoppers may time their Market trips to coincide with Baker Memorial UMC’s Summer Concert Series, now in its third year. The concerts offer a great opportunity to escape the heat of the summer in the air-conditioned Sanctuary, and enjoy beautiful music. Concerts are from 12 to 12:30 p.m. Fridays.
“Shoppers at the 2013 St. Charles Farmers’ Market will see more farm products, eggs, fresh produce, fruit and locally raised produce,” said Market Manager Robert Murphy. “We are thrilled to see the growing interest by farmers and food vendors in our market and very proud of the large number of farm-fresh family-owned farmers selling their products at this market. I encourage the community to visit the Market on Fridays and to make it a weekly trip.”
St. Charles Farmers’ Market shoppers can also purchase breakfast and lunch items, coffee and beverages at the Market. Delicious gourmet food items are available from a number of Market vendors and at the Baker Church Food Tent.
St. Charles Farmers’ Market
Baker Methodist Church
4th Avenue and Main Street
St. Charles, Illinois
Fridays, 7 Am – 1 PM
June-October, open air/seasonal
contact: Rob Murphy, market manager
Some of our Vendors
Erehwon Farm – Naturally Grown Fresh Produce
Tim Fuller and Beth Propst bring you fresh-picked, naturally grown vegetables, cut flower arrangements, and potted herbs and perennials from our farm just west of Geneva. Tim gets up very early on Fridays, picks a selection of greens, and delivers to the market by 9 a.m. – You can’t get veggies any fresher than that! We also have a growing CSA program (weekly vegetable subscription, pick up at the farm).
We start each year growing over 30,000 plants, and vegetables, from that selection we bring shrub roses, annuals, perennials, ornamental grasses, and, when available and in-season, edible flowers, herbs and potted patio vegetables. Know that we are always glad to share our knowledge, experience, tips and ideas with visitors, so stop by and say hello. Thank you, and we hope to see you there! Randy and Gayle Roberts, owners and operators of Majestic Nursery.
Peter Blennert (Pete’s Jerky) produces and sells beef, bison and turkey jerky in a wide variety of flavors.
Beef Jerky flavors: Original, Teriyaki, Barbecue, Honey-Dew, Peppercorn, Flamethrower (Spicy!) After-Burn (Hot!), Intimidator (Hotter!!) and Terminator (Hottest!!!)
Growing up, we would often sell our best beef at county fairs and to a few friends. The result has always been the same. Once people try our hormone free, humanely cared for beef, they can never go back to the supermarket’s cuts. Knowing the Schramer family and Farm Direct Black Angus is like the good old days of knowing your farmer. It’s real peace of mind for you and your family.
We offer Finest Black Angus Beef
- Highest Quality
- Hormone Free
- Humanely Raised
Curds & Whey Cheese Company began with the humble cheese curd and the demand to provide fresh curds at local farmer markets. In 2003 the St. Charles Farmers Market was going out of business. We moved the Market to its current site at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church and undertook to rebuild the Market under the sponsorship of Baker Church. Faced with the prospect of losing the Market’s cheese vendor as a result of the local cheese shop going out of business, Rob and Debb Murphy formed Curds & Whey Cheese Company with the initial goal of selling artisan and regional cheeses at the St. Charles Market. Along with great cheeses came fresh cheese curds from one of our favorite cheese makers, Renard’s Cheese Company of Door County, Wis.
Over the past several years, Curds & Whey expanded its business to include local farmer markets in the central Fox Valley Illinois region. Curds & Whey specializes in unique regional artisan cheeses, fine imported international cheeses, dairy products including butter, farmstead milk, farm fresh local eggs and related local foodstuffs.