Launched in 2010 with high hopes of creating activity, jobs, entrepreneurs and a world class experience, Rockford City Market is the place to be on a summer and fall Friday afternoon/evening in downtown Rockford. Visitors shop for produce, prepared foods, handcrafted goods, local craft brews and much more. The City Market has become the gold standard in the region for farmers markets, attracting 3,000 - 5,000 visitors on any given Friday.
City Market is nestled in the midst of the city's historic commercial district along the Rock River's east bank. Many restaurants, bars and retail shop are within walking distance. Partially sheltered by the new City Market Pavilion, the market is a rain or shine event. Take in the live music, grab a bite to eat and go home with some fantastic locally grown produce (if you are lucky, grab the sweet corn that is so tender you don't even need to cook it!)
Several other farmers markets have sprung up the past few years as well, so getting your local produce and hand-made goods is easy in the Rockford region. Check out our full list of markets below to see which one fits your schedule!