Poster Contest Showcases Local Talent
Friends of the Market, also know as Onion Head Heads, hosts a community-wide poster contest for residents of all ages and abilities.
Contestants can show off their talents and help educate the community about the many wonderful things the market brings to our area.
The winner's original artwork will be on public display for all of next year throughout the village and surrounding areas. Also, the winner will receive a of market goodies valued at $100.
Deadline to enter is July 26, 2017. One winner will be announced Aug. 9 during National Farmers Market Week, Aug. 6-12.
Poster entries can be dropped off at the market any Wednesday through July 26.
Click here for rules and entry form.

Dogs Are Welcome at the Market
Northbrook Farmers Market welcomes dogs at the market. Please read the Northbrook Farmers Market Dog Guidelines and use your discretion to make the right choice for you and your dog.
Our Brochure
Read about our history, our mission and how we are more than just a market!
BYOBags
The market encourages shoppers to bring reusable totes and discourages the use of plastic bags.
But first, learn more about why it is so important that we reduce the number of plastic bags in our world.

Interested in Learning More About the Food You Eat?
We believe that when people are informed, they are better equipped to make the best choices for themselves and their families. Northbrook Farmers Market offers consumers the opportunity to learn more about how food is grown--AND, equally important--discuss their food choices with the folks who actually grow the food!
Click on the links below:
Agricultural Product Terms and Eco-Labels courtesy of University of Kentucky School of Agriculture
Sustainable Agriculture Definitions and Terms, USDA, Alternative Farming System Information Center.

NBK Farmers Market Helps Local Families in Need
We partner with Northfield Township Food Pantry to collect fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution to pantry clients. At the end of each market day volunteers collect fresh, locally grown produce donated by our farmers.

The hard-working volunteers bring the food to the pantry every Wednesday afternoon, where oftentimes clients are lined up in anticipation of receiving the fresh produce.
Are you interested in helping collect and deliver the food? Please contact us at NorthbrookFarmersMarket@gmail.com.



‚ÄčWe Accept Link Cards and We Double the Value
Northbrook Farmers Market accepts SNAP benefits at the market and doubles the value up to $25 per day per family.
If you or someone you know is a Link card holder, come to the Welcome Booth to swipe your card and get up to $25 free to spend at the market!  
We match the amount you withdraw from your account up to $25. No strings attached!
To find out if you qualify for SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps) and how to obtain a Link card, click here.
We also accept senior farmers market coupons and WIC vouchers.


We're Monarch Maniacs...Are You?
Why is the Northbrook Farmers Market concerned about monarch butterflies?
Believe it or not, monarchs are the canary in the coal mine. Along with other pollinators such as birds, bees, and ladybugs, a healthy food system depends upon strong and healthy populations of these hard-working critters. 



The Farmers Market is leading the charge on the "Let's Make Northbrook a Monarch Way Station" project because non-susustainable farming methods used by agribusiness are causing harm to butterflies and other pollinators. That is why only growers who use sustainable farming practices are allowed at the Northbrook Farmers Market. We've teamed up with fellow "Monarch Maniacs" from the Village of Northbrook's Environmental Quality Commission, Northbrook Garden Club, and Northbrook Community Gardens to help residents learn more about healthy ecosystems and to join forces to help save the monarch (and other pollinators). Click here for a Proclamation on the topic. 
We Monarch Maniacs are working to educate people on the need for planting milkweed--the sole source of food for monarch caterpillars. It' s a simple connection: if we do what's needed to save the monarch, we can improve our environment, and we can have sustainable, healthy food systems. 
So we are asking Farmers Market patrons to help. How? By planting and letting flourish native milkweed (which is NOT a weed), and by learning more about why monoculture, loss of native habitats, ever-increasing use of synthetic fertilizers, and indiscriminate use of herbicides and pesticides is not sustainable for the future of our food systems, nor for our world in general. Will you help us save the Monarch?