For a less urban setting, a short venture from city life will bring you to the driftless area in the Midwest. Mount Carrolls Farmers Market is just 10 minutes from Savanna and centrally located in the middle of Carroll County.

Every Saturday at 8 am from May to October, local shoppers and tourists flock to the brick streets of Mt.Carroll for fresh hand-picked strawberries, peaches, tomatoes, pumpkins, and everything you would want a garden to grow.  It buzzes with street-scene entertainment and attractions such as live music and pop-up booths that give it the feel of a festival as much as a farmers’ market.

This new place to discover may be smaller than many, but the Saturday market (May–October) is a prime example of how quality trumps quantity. Abundant sunshine, a healthy amount of rain, and the climate in the Midwest give us the environment to grow the perfect organic produce. Nearly 40 vendors set up shop every Saturday morning. The market is a great place to make your gift-giving list simple thanks to the local artists and artisans that turn the historic brick streets into a crafters’ lane.

Overall, the downtown Mount Carroll Farmers Market is a sensory treasure trove, with amazing sights, smells, sounds, and of course tastes.

Don’t miss out on the Markets last weekend October 29th at 8 am for Pumpkin Fest. The festival will have live music, free kid activities, food and drinks, ping pong drop and much more!

Vendors should contact Karen Ehlers, Market Manager, at for more information.



Other Farmers Markets within Carroll County:

-Lanark Farmers Market

-Shannon Farmers Market

-Savanna Farmers Market