Just shopping for produce and not a partner at the farmers market? We’re talking about what’s in season locally and where you can pick fresh fruits and veggies yourself.
What Fruits Are in Season in Illinois in August?
Stone fruits like peaches, plums, and nectarines are ripe this time of year. We’re still in berry season, even if it’s nearing its end, but apples and pumpkins will soon be ready for picking!
What Veggies Are in Season in Illinois in August?
Bell peppers, corn, cucumbers, and more are all in season. Plus, start planting for your fall harvest this week: broccoli, radishes, and snap beans, according to the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Where Can You Pick Some of Those?
Hop in the car, and make a day trip to any of these orchards and farms, all under two hours away.
- 🫐 Tammen Treeberry Farm in Wilmington has blueberries.
🥒Stade’s Farm in McHenry has peppers, cucumbers, and beets.
❤️Heider’s Berry Farm in Woodstock has raspberries.
🍑Apple Holler in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, has peaches and apples.
- 🖤 Garwood Orchard in LaPorte, Indiana, has blackberries and raspberries.
+ Learn more about what produce is in season in Illinois year-round.
+ City Cast Chicago podcast host Jacoby Cochran is a bit of a farmers market aficionado. He helped round up some of his fav ones in the city.