The Farmers Market+

Voted #1 Farmers Market in ILLINOIS!

 

What started in 2021 as an endeavor to bring people together and support local farmers and artisans in and around our community has expanded into a year-round event filled with fun, family-oriented activities, locally-sourced produce, and artisan creations.

It is THE PLACE TO BE!

 

Market Directory

Welcome to the Farmers Market+ At The Dole!

A farmer’s market plus so much more!

Here’s What’s Unique For OPENING Week! – May 29, 2022

Food Trucks

Every Sunday the market+ offers several brunch and lunch options for you to enjoy. Come hungry!

Live Acoustic Music

Sip, shop, and relax with live acoustic music every Sunday. You can tap your feet to the beat from a nice shady spot under the trees.

Complimentary Kids Activites

Fun for all ages! Face painting, a balloon artist with truly extraordinary creations, and several costumed characters throughout the day.

Weekly Bar Specials

The Farmers Market+ At The Dole offers a wide variety of beverages for you to enjoy. Sip while you shop every Sunday!

Complimentary Cone

Julie Ann’s will supply complimentary frozen custard cones on Opening Day! Be sure to stop by and get your free sweet treat. (while supplies last)

Busy Brains on Opening Day!

Busy Brains is a traveling children’s museum based on children learning through hands-on play. And they will be joining us on our Opening Day on Sunday, May 29th. Let the summer fun begin!

Food Trucks

  • Magic Crepes
  • Mario’s Cart
  • The Inside Scoop
  • Your Sister’s Tomato

Musicians

  • Twang Shui – “Mid-Century Pop, Bossa Nova, Melodic Jazz, Classic Swing, and The Unexpected”

Complimentary Kids Activities

  • Balloon Artist
  • Face Painting
  • Surprise Costumed Characters

Bar Specials

  • Star Spangled Spritzer
  • Market+ Marys
  • Mimosas

Special Promo

  • Busy Brains Hands-On Play
  • Complimentary Julie Ann’s Frozen Custard Cone

Summer Market

Sundays, May 29 – Oct 30, 2022
(no market: Jun 26 & Jul 3)

10 am – 2 pm

Front lawn of the historic Dole Mansion
401 Country Club Rd. Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Free Admission, Ample Parking, Pet Friendly, Rain or Shine, ATM Onsite, 80+ Vendors

Outdoor Market
Indoor Market+

Winter Market

Sundays, Nov 2022 – Apr 2023

10 am – 2 pm

Inside the historic Dole Mansion
401 Country Club Rd. Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Free Admission, Ample Parking, ATM Onsite, 40+ Vendors

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does The Farmers Market+ charge an entrance fee?

No, the Farmers Market+ is free to enter.

Is there a charge for the Balloon Artist and Face Painting?

Both are complimentary each market week!  Tips are appreciated.

Do all vendors accept credit cards?

Not all, but most vendors accept credit cards.  There is an ATM inside the main entrance, if you need cash to purchase items.  The Dole Market Bar and Dole merchandise for purchase accepts credit cards.

Do you sell insulated bags to keep my products cold while I stay at the event?

Yes, we have two sizes of insulated bags for sale.  An ice pack is included with each insulated bag purchase to keep your items cool.

Is there an ATM onsite?

Yes, there is an ATM inside the main entrance of the building; up the stairs to the main level.

Does the market accept EBT/SNAP cards?

At this time, we do not; however, we are checking into the program.

Is there handicapped parking available at the market?

Yes, there is ample handicapped parking available; enter the parking lot from Golf Road.

Is there a bike rack available?

Yes, at the main entrance off of Country Club Road.

Is there motorcycle parking available?

Yes, motorcycle parking is near the Handicapped Parking. Follow the signs for Handicapped Parking.  Enter parking lot from Golf Road.

Are pets allowed at the market?

We love pets! And for the OUTDOOR markets, your pet is welcome to hang out with you provided they are on a leash and well-behaved.

You know your pet best but please be considerate of others attending the event. If your pet doesn’t do well around children, please consider leaving Fido or Fifi at home. If you do bring your pets, you are responsible for them at all times and you must always pick up after them.

Are there public restrooms at the market?

Yes, there are signs directing you to the restrooms at the south end of the building.  There are handicapped restrooms available entering the main entrance of the building.  There is a lift available to bring you to the main level.

Are tours of the Dole Mansion offered during the market?

There will be a schedule coming soon with dates and times.

Is there public transportation provided to the event?

While there is no public transportation that stops directly at our door, taxi or Uber service from the 2 train stations in Crystal Lake are available options.

Join Our Market

Interested in being part of the #1 voted farmers market in Illinois? Submit your application today!

Become A Sponsor

We’re looking for sponsors interested in supporting our local community. Find out more today!

Volunteering

We love our volunteers and we’re always looking for additional help. Interested? Sign up below!

Piscasaw Gardens will create a bouquet with the flowers you select at Farmers Market+
R & B Miller Fruit Farm from Michigan with a wide variety of cherries, berries, peaches/nectarines & apples (in the fall) and more at Farmers Market+
BB and The Honey at Farmers Market+ 2nd Sunday of each month!

A Special Thanks to Our Summer Market Sponsors

Rivage Ventures
Urban Athletics Inc.
Clicks Web Design Inc.
Advocate Good Shepherd Sponsor Logo
Hawes Family Sponsor Logo
Service League of Crystal Lake logo

We are committed to the local community. Our Farmers Market+ At The Dole has partnered to share proceeds with the Service League of Crystal Lake, which has spent almost a century providing support to those in need.

Farmers Market+ Merch!

Heading home with more items than you thought? Need a way to keep your items cool while you enjoy your day the Market+? We’ve got you covered! We offer the following items for sale on Market+ Sundays. Look for the Market Merch booth for more information.

Insulated Bags

with ice packs

Lrg: $4.00   Sml: $3.00 each

Shopping Totes

in yellow & green

$2.00 each

Picnic Blankets

in black, grey, and green

$20.00 each