French Market

June 10, 2017- September 16, 2017
Metra Station, 75 E. US Route 45


he market will be open from 8 am to 1 pm each Saturday

We are proud to bring together a unique collection of local vendors that were hand selected for their individual passions and high-quality products. Bringing together the best-of-the-best from Chicago neighborhoods and outlying areas, Vernon Hills French Market is largely comprised of entrepreneurs, family-owned businesses and accomplished purveyors.

Featuring nearly 15 individual specialty vendors, Chicago French Market offers fresh ingredients for cooking at home, delicious grab-and-go options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, light snacks, picnics, easy party planning for home and office settings, plus meaningful gift ideas, all in one convenient location. Vernon Hills French Market came about with the movement in America to support local farmers and artisans and bring back the European-inspired marketplace.

No other setting would be more perfect for this than the adaptive reuse and transit-oriented Metra Parking Lot. The location helps create a compact, walkable community centered around a high-quality rail system. The Bensidoun family, the largest market operator in and around Paris since 1953, developed, operates and manages the Vernon Hills French Market. The family operates nearly 100 open-air and indoor markets throughout the U.S. and Europe, including 11 Chicagoland outdoor, summer weekend markets.

As with all local markets, our goal is to bring a sense of community found in the markets of Europe, and provide a place to gather, socialize and purchase quality If you are interested in participating in the French Market as a vendor, please contact Leslie Cahill at or 312.575.0286.