Cook County boasts of some of the best “farm direct” markets found anywhere. From flowers and bedding plants to vegetables and specialty crops, pumpkins to Christmas trees, you can access quality products and experience great farm flavor by shopping locally.
Listed below is your guide to the value and quality you need and require. We’ve listed the location, products, directions and hours for these Farm Bureau members. To be included in the directory, please click on Roadside Stand Form and return it to the Cook County Farm Bureau office (can be downloaded, filled out and emailed back) Listings are free but only members may participate. The directory is updated on an annual basis. When you shop at these member’s operations, you know you will enjoy quality products and service.
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Big Johns Farm Stand & Green House
1754 E. Joe Orr Road, Chicago Heights, IL | 708.758.2711 | Fax 708.758.6174 | Bigjohnsfarm@att.net
Directions: one quarter mile east of Route 394 on Joe Orr Road.
Hanging baskets, geraniums, mixed containers, perennials, herbs, shrubs, proven winners and flats. Sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, beans, beets, pickles, eggplant, cabbage, onions, beets and melons. Fall items: mums, pumpkins, corn stalks, apples. Christmas trees and wreaths.
May-October. Open M-F 9-6; Sat 9-5; Closed Sunday
Brandau Farm (Main)
10544 W. 191st St. Mokena, IL 60448 | 708.479.7575 | email@example.com
Directions: On I-80, get off Rt. 45, south to 191st, go west 1 mile; 2 other locations: 159th & Wolf, Orland Park; Spencer Rd. & Laraway Rd. New Lenox.
Supersweet corn, yellow, white, bi-color, tomatoes, peppers, beans, beets, onions, pickles and other seasonal fruits/vegetables. Fall pumpkins, gourds, straw, squash, apples, decorations.
July 15-October 30th, M-F 10– 6, Sat, 9-6. Closed Sunday.
Bultema’s Farmstand & U-Pick
Directions: 1/2 mile east of Torrence Ave. on Rt. 30
Corn, sweet & hot peppers, beans, beets, cabbage, melons, onions, eggplant, pickles, cucumbers, tomatoes & honey. Hanging baskets, custom planters, and flats. Winter cabbage, cauliflower, potatoes, onions.
May-October, M-F 8-6, Sat 8-5 Closed Sunday.
Clarke’s Garden Center & Stone Depot
2061 E. 14th St. Route 30, Chicago Heights, Il 60411 | 708.758.8500
Directions: 1/4 mile east of 394 on Rt. 30.
Mulch, rock, flowers, vegetables, sod, trees, hanging baskets, perennials, flats, bushes, top soil, garden soil, fruit trees. Proven winners, impatiens, petunias, begonias, patio vegetables, herbs, tomatoes, peppers. Full Service Garden Center.
M-S 8-8. Sunday 8-6.
CountyLine Growers Pumpkin Farmstand
10067 N. Route 1, Grant Park, IL 60940 | 815.465.6329
Directions: On Route 1, 8 miles south of the town of Beecher.
Specialty pumpkins, pumpkins, squash, gourds, indian corn, cornstalks, mums, straw bales. Craft Barn open on Saturdays.
September 20-October 31; M-F 10-6, Sat 9-5, Sun closed.
Crete Garden Center & Nursery (Formerly Paarlberg's Inc.)
1625 East Richton Road, Crete, IL 60417 | 708.672.0900 | Fax 708.672.6261
Directions: conveniently located just east of I-394 on Richton road, across from Kohl's department store.
Plants for outdoor living; shade trees and shrubs, perennials. Fertilizer, grass seed, agricultural chemicals, landscape supply.
Open M-F 8-5; Saturday 8-3; closed Sunday.
Goebbert’s Pumpkin & Farm Market
40 W. Higgins Rd. S. Barrington, IL 60010 | 847.428.6727 | www.pumpkinfarms.com
Directions: I-90 to Barrington Rd. south to Higgins Rd. 1 mile west to farm with pumpkin silo or 1 mile east of Rt. 59.
Full line of annuals, hanging baskets, potted plants, perennials, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, melons. Pumpkins, gourds, decorative corn, petting zoo, Happy Jack Café.
Mid-April thru October 31st, daily 9-6.
Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch
Rt. 47 & Reinking Rd., Hampshire.
Directions: I-90 south on Rt. 47 or Rt. 72 north on Rt. 47 to farm.
U-Pick: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant. Pumpkins, fall decorations, entertainment.
Roadside Stand - Mid-July thru October 31st.
Golden Gate Nursery, Inc.
22200 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort, IL 60423 | 815.464.6655 |www.goldengatenurseryinc.com
Trees, evergreens, garden center, landscaping, florist and greenhouse. All varieties of flowers, bedding plants and vegetables. Pumpkins, cornstalks, mums, straw, fall bulbs, and fertilizer. Xmas flocked trees, fresh cut trees, wreaths, poinsettias and center pieces.
M-S 9-6; Sun 10-4
Gorman Farm Fresh Produce
6607 West Bruns Rd Monee, IL 60449 | 708.534.2375 |www.gormanfarmfreshproduce.com
Grow and sell vegetable crops: tomatoes, green peppers, cuucumbers, sweet corn, carrots, garlic, potatoes, summer squash, onions, shinese cabbage, beets, kale, fresh herbs. Fall items include: pumpkins, gourds, Christmas Trees.
M-F 11-6:30; Sat & Sun 10-5
Horcher’s Country Flowers
910 McHenry Rd. Wheeling, Il 60090 | 847.541.3276
Directions: On Rt. 83, 1 mile north of Rt. 68.
Complete line of annuals & perennials, tray stock & mixed pots plus seasonal items, ornamental grasses. Pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, corn stalks. Christmas Trees, hand made wreaths, poinsettias.
M-F 6-6; Sat & Sun 8-7.
Jim Melka Landscaping & Garden Center
11606 W 179th St Mokena, IL 60448 l Phone : 708/349-6989 ext. 3 Fax : 708/479-7677 firstname.lastname@example.org; jimmelkalandscaping.com
Full service garden center; grower of perennials, flowering annuals and tropicals to fill your garden with seasonal blooms. Hardy, locally grown trees, shrubs, and perennials. We carry all bulk materials including, stone, mulch and soil. Local Weber grill dealer
Spring hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sunday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10301 W. 159th St. Orland Park, IL 60462 | 708.349.2158
Directions: 159th St. west of Rt. 45 1/2 mile.
Sweet corn, bi-color, tomatoes, peppers. Athena muskmelon. peaches; Fall - fresh orchard apples, pumpkins, gourds, straw, corn stalks. U-Pick: yes.
July 6-Oct. 30 M-S 10-6; Sun 10-4; Open day after Thanksgiving until December 23rd for trees and decorated wreaths.
M & D Farms
12003 W. 159th St., Homer Glen, IL 60491 | 708.935.8223 | Fax: 708.301.0740 | email@example.com | M&DFarms@facebook.com
Directions: 159th St. west to Will-Cook Road, south entrance on west side, one-eighth mile.
Flower Potting Center (spring/summer) (summer/fall) Home grown tomatoes, sweet corn, peppers, melons, peaches, plums. Pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, straw, apples. Patio pots, flats, perennials, hanging baskets, firewood, landscape mulching, Christmas trees, wreaths, garland, pointsettias.
Open M-Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. during vegetable season; M-F 9-6, S/S 9-6 during flower season.
13332 Bell Rd. Lemont, IL 60439 | 708.508.0906 | firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com | puckervillefarms.com
Directions: 1/4 mile south of 131st & Bell Rd.
Hay Rides available, call for information; Giant to mini pumpkins, blue and white pumpkins, corn stalks, straw, Indian corn, gourds and mums. September 26th—October 31st, Daily 10-7 Christmas trees, Fraiser Firs, all sizes, decorated wreaths and firewood. Hot apple cider and wood burning stove.
Open November 26-December 24th.
Ray’s Quality Greenhouse
Directions: 2 miles west of I-394 on Steger Rd or 3rd house east of State Rd. on Steger Rd.
Geraniums are our specialty, hanging baskets, potted plants, perennials, proven winners, May-June, M-S 9-6, Sunday 10-5. Mid Sept-Oct 30th.: pumpkins, corn stalks , straw, Indian corn, crafts and crafts and fall decorating kits.
Sante Fe Landscaping & Nursery, Inc.
3450 Crete Monee Road, Monee, IL 60449 | 708.534.3600 | Fax: 708.534.1281 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.santefelandscaping.com
6 miles south of Route 30, between Western and Rt. 50.
Ornamental & shade trees, shrubs, evergreens, landscape stone, statuary, soil and other amendments; full line of annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, ground covers, vines, ornamental grasses. Vegetable and fruits: kiwi, strawberries, raspberries, grape plants, apple, cherry, peach, plum trees, tomatoes, peppers, watermelon, cantelope, beans, zucchini, squash, pumpkins, cornstalks, Indian corn, hardy mums, firewood, straw, gourds, decoration, Christmas trees, wreaths, rope garland, winterberries, evergreen Holly, inkberry.
M-F 9-6, Sat 9-5, Sunday 10-4.
Directions: ILL 394 to Sauk Trail, east on Sauk Trail to farm.
Corn, tomatoes, peppers, squash, melons, pumpkins. Full greenhouse flower line, perennials, mixed planters. Full line of homegrown vegetables, herbs. Pumpkins, gourds, mums, asters. Christmas trees, wreaths.
M-S 9-6, Closed Sunday.
16930 S. 84th Ave. Tinley Park, IL 60477 | 708.532.3575 | email@example.com | www.tedsgreenhouse.com
Directions: Rt. 45 or Harlem south to 171st, 171st to 84th, 1 1/2 blocks to greenhouse.
Bedding plants, hanging baskets, small shrubs, evergreens, perennials, vegetable plants, herb plants, cacti & succulents, many different and unusual specialty items. Special soil for containers, cacti & succulents.
M-F 9-5, Sat 9-3, Sunday 10-3.
VanderGriend’s Red Barn Farm Stand
2812 Glenwood-Lansing Road, Lansing, IL 60438 | 708.474.1255 | firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions: 1/2 mile west of Burnham Ave. on Glenwood-Lansing Rd.
Corn, cabbage, peaches, onions, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, beets, beans, melons, fruits and jams. Bedding plants, hanging baskets.
May—November 1st. M-F 8-6; Sat 8-5; Closed Sunday
VanKalker Farms & Greenhouses
1808 East Joe Orr Road, Chicago Heights, IL 60411 | 708.758.1732 | email@example.com | www.vankalkerfarms.com
Directions: Torrence Avenue to Joe Orr Road (between Route 30 and Glenwood-Dyer Rd), approximately 1/2 mile west on Joe Orr.
Hanging baskets, flats, geraniums, mixed containers, perennials, bedding plants, proven winners; wave petunias.
Late April-through Mid-June - Mondays-Saturdays.
Zeldenrust Farm Market
1001 Glenwood-Dyer Road, Chicago Heights, IL 60411 | 708.758.5085.
Directions: 2 blocks west of I-394 on Glenwood-Dyer Road.
Bedding plants, homegrown vegetables, Pumpkins and Christmas trees. M-S 8-7, closed Sunday.