Sweet sweet summertime means fresh, ripe produce. Whether you’re searching for fruits or veggies, there are plenty of places around Mt. Vernon to fit your produce needs!
Grown by local Mennonites, Kevin Tolka’s Produce can be found at several events and markets in Southern Illinois. On the first Saturday of the month May through September, their produce is available at the Mt. Vernon Market Days at Veteran’s Park. You can also find them setting up around Belleville, Irvington, and Salem. Purchase zucchini, squash, tomatoes, green beans, and hanging flower baskets!
Times Square Mall
7274 Broadway St & S 42nd St
Mt Vernon, IL 62864
Open seasonally, on Tuesdays and Fridays, look for the Farmer’s Market in the Times Square Mall parking lot next to Kentucky Fried Chicken. Besides a local variety of produce, you can buy baked goods, flowers, kettle corn, BBQ, and more!
826 Harrison St
Mt Vernon, IL 62864
Cusumano & Sons is a regional wholesale produce distributer receiving produce from across the United States and delivering it to Mt. Vernon and surrounding areas. Purchase in bulk or order a custom basket. Enjoy mouthwatering cherries, pears, apples, oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, lemons, pineapple, and a variety of vegetables.
Dix, IL 62830
This locally grown fruit orchard has two locations, Mt. Vernon and Centralia, IL. Treat yourself to strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, and apples. You can’t leave without trying a warm apple cider donut! Enjoy other baked goodies like peach cobbler, strawberry shortcake, apple butter, and jams. Their famous apple cider is sold at select Dierbergs, Whole Foods, and Schnucks stores.
23650 N Harmony Ln
Just a 15 minute drive from Mt. Vernon, Martin’s Nest in Texico, IL is a family owned U-Pick blueberry farm. Martin’s Nest grows four different varieties of tasty blueberries. Picking usually begins mid to late June. Call to find out picking times before stopping by.