Visiting farmer's markets in communities along the Illinois River offers a delightful experience that connects people with local agriculture and community spirit. Strolling through a market is a feast for the eyes as you take in the vibrant offering of colorful fruits and vegetables. The air is infused with earthy scents of herbs, flowers, and freshly baked goods. It's an experience that appeals to all the senses.
Every farmer's market offers something a little different. Enjoy live music and kids' activities on select Saturdays in Canton. Browse home decor in East Peoria. Havana offers a producers only market. Pekin's Heritage Market offers a unique indoor market. Baked goods are a specialty in Ladd. You'll find artisan jewelry in LaSalle and crafts in Metamora. Pekin's Farmer's Market overlooks Pekin’s iconic Mineral Springs Park Pavilion and Lagoon. Peoria's four markets are a vast variety you'll have to see to believe. Potted herbs are available in Princeton. Get your honey and jam in Spring Valley. You never know what you might find in Streator, from unique candy to body care products. We welcome you to give all these wonderful markets a try as you explore the Illinois River Road Byway.