Come to the Green Side

April 30, 2018, 7:00 am
Filed under: Marketplace, Upcoming Events

Looking for that perfect treasure at a reasonable price?  Find it at Market @ The Metra, a combination craft sale and community garage sale of old and new items, that is sponsored by the Village of Hanover Park.  Food vendors will also be on hand to provide refreshment.  The event is free and will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9:00 to 4:00 at the Hanover Park Commuter Lot at the intersection of Barrington Road and Lake Street.

Please contact the Village Clerk’s Office at (630) 823-5602 for information on registration and fees.

Boy Scout Troop 398 will be preparing food for event participants and selling hot dogs, burgers, drinks, etc.

Additional food vendors are invited to sell approved pre-packaged food items and must also contact the Village Clerk’s office.  They may submit their registration for approval a week prior to the event.

Set-up for all vendors the day of the event starts at 7:00 am and closes at 9:00 am.


There will be no rain date scheduled for the event.  Fees are nonrefundable.  Any unsold spaces will be sold at the gate the morning of the sale on a first-come, first-served basis.



June 17, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Farmers' Markets, Marketplace

Make the Sears Centre Open Air Market in Hoffman Estates your new weekend destination!  Join the fun every Sunday from 7-3 in the parking lot of the Sears Centre Arena at 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway. 

The  market will combine the best elements of a flea market, antique show, farmers market and craft show into one of the largest outdoor markets in the region.  

Featuring first-class vendors selling organic fruits and vegetables, high-quality antiques and one-of-a-kind collectables, the Sears Centre Arena Open-Air Market will be a premier family-friendly attraction, perfect for those interested in a unique shopping experience.

In addition to shopping, guests can indulge in summertime favorites, including hamburgers and hotdogs at the outdoor beer garden and grill, which will offer comfortable outdoor seating, lunch specials and ice-cold beverages.

Admission to the Sears Centre Arena Open-Air Market is $2 per adult and 50 cents for children and seniors. Additional details about the Market are available at

December 20, 2009, 7:00 am
Filed under: Farmers' Markets, Gardening, Marketplace

Looking for the best organic food grown near Schaumburg Township?  Looking for nearby Farmer’s Markets?  Looking for grass-fed meats and fresh eggs?  Check out  Simply put in your zip code and an array of possibilities will pop up. 

You can also use their website to shop for items not grown locally.  It’s like visiting a farmer’s market online!

October 18, 2009, 7:00 am
Filed under: Green Tips, Marketplace

retail Recycling your household and business waste is only part of the process.  Consider buying recycled products to complete the cycle.  Check out SWANCC’s website to find ecofriendly products, links and programs. 

Everything from a list of green hotels, energy efficient appliances, safe cosmetics to green office supplies is given.