Chicago Farmers Markets 2012 Schedule

May 25, 2012 8:32:21 AM PDT
Chicago Farmers Markets sprout up across the city every spring and summer. The farmers markets, which can be independently or city run, bring fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and other products to the city's neighborhoods and downtown.

Chicago Farmers Markets, listed by date
from explorechicago.com

    Monday

  • Chicago's Downtown Farmstand
    Year Round
    66 E. Randolph
    Monday-Friday: 11 am - 7 pm
    Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm
    Chicago's Downtown Farmstand, located at 66 East Randolph Street, opened in October 2008. The Farmstand's promise -- local, delicious, and edible -- is fulfilled by hundreds of products, all from within 250 miles of Chicago.
  • Loyola (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    June 11-Oct. 15, 2012
    6590 N. Sheridan Rd.
    Every Monday
    June-Sept: 3 - 7 pm; Oct: 2:30 - 6:30 pm
    The Loyola Farmers Market in the Rogers Park neighborhood will offer a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables every Monday beginning on June 11th and ending on October 15th.
    This market accepts the LINK card.

    Tuesday

  • Federal Plaza May 29 - Oct. 30, 2012
    Adams & Dearborn (230 S - 50 W)
    Every Tuesday
    7 am - 3 pm
    Visit the Federal Plaza Farmers Market every Tuesday from May 29th until October 30th for fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • Lincoln Square
    June 5-Oct. 30, 2012
    Lincoln/Leland/Western (City Parking Lot adjacent to Brown Line Station)
    Every Tuesday
    7 am - 1 pm
    Fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers and more are available every Tuesday at the Lincoln Square Farmers Market from June 5th until October 30th from 7am-1pm.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art/Streeterville
    June 5-Oct. 30, 2012
    Chicago & Mies van der Rohe Way (On MCA Plaza)
    Every Tuesday
    7 am - 3 pm
    Fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers will be sold at the Museum of Contemporary Art/Streeterville Farmers Market every Tuesday from 7am-3pm.
  • Columbus Park (NEW)
    June 26-Oct. 30, 2012
    Harrison and Central
    Every Tuesday
    1 - 7 pm
    The Columbus Park Farmers Market is one of five new markets this year. In addition to vendors offering a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, free programs to help residents live a healther lifestyle will take place from 2 - 6 pm.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • City Farm Market Stand (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    July 10-Sept. 28, 2012
    1204 N. Clybourn Ave.
    Tuesday-Friday
    1 - 5:30 pm
    City Farm is a sustainable vegetable farm bordering two very diverse Chicago neighborhoods: Cabrini-Green and the Gold Coast. The farm boasts thirty varieties of tomatoes as well as beets, carrots, arugula, gourmet lettuces, herbs and more.

    Wednesday

  • Wood Street Farm Stand (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    April 18-Oct. 24, 2012
    5814 S. Wood St.
    Every Wednesday
    1 - 4 pm
    Growing Home's Wood Street Farm Stand will sell USDA certified organic vegetables. Produce will include greens and summer vegetables.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • Green City Market (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    May 5-Oct. 31, 2012
    1800 block of North Clark St. in Lincoln Park
    Wednesdays and Saturdays
    7 am - 1 pm
    Green City Market is Chicago's only year-round farmers' market promoting local, sustainable farmers, producers and chefs by connecting them to the public through educational programming and special events.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • The Wheeler Mansion Market (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    June 6-Oct. 31, 2012
    2020 S. Calumet
    Every Wednesday
    4 - 8 pm The market is held on the spacious grounds of The Wheeler Mansion and features live entertainment and prepared food vendors each week.
  • South Shore
    June 6-Oct. 31, 2012
    70th & Jeffery Blvd.
    Urban Partnership Bank Parking Lot
    Every Wednesday
    7 am - 1 pm
    South Shore Farmers Market will take place every Wednesday from 7am-1pm starting on June 6th and ending on October 31st.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • Andersonville (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    June 13-Oct. 17, 2012
    Berwyn Ave. btwn. Clark & Ashland
    Every Wednesday
    June 13-Sept. 5: 3 - 8 pm; Sept. 12-Oct. 17: 3 - 7 pm
    The highlight of the market will be an array of local, sustainably grown produce. The market will also feature honey, cheese, wine, fiber, and more from local vendors.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • Covenant Bank - North Lawndale (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    June 13-Oct. 10, 2012
    1111 S. Homan Ave.
    Every Wednesday
    8 am - 1 pm
    This market will feature fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries, fresh baked breads, organic honey, and coffee.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • La Follette Park (NEW)
    June 20-Oct. 24, 2012
    1333 N. Laramie
    Every Wednesday
    1 - 7 pm
    The La Follette Park Farmers Market is one of five new farmers markets this year. Vendors will be selling a variety of fresh produce and other farmstand items. Programs will also take place from 2-6 pm.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • City Farm Market Stand (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    July 10-Sept. 28, 2012
    1204 N. Clybourn Ave.
    Tuesday-Friday
    1 - 5:30 pm
    City Farm is a sustainable vegetable farm bordering two very diverse Chicago neighborhoods: Cabrini-Green and the Gold Coast. The farm boasts thirty varieties of tomatoes as well as beets, carrots, arugula, gourmet lettuces, herbs and more.
  • Pullman
    July 11-Oct. 31, 2012
    111th & Cottage Grove (In Arcade Park)
    Every Wednesday
    7 am - 12 pm
    Fresh fruits and vegetables will be sold every Wednesday this summer at the Pullman Farmers Market.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • Seaway Bank (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    July 25-Sept. 26, 2012
    87th Street & Langley Ave.
    Every Wednesday
    9 am - 2 pm
    You will find a variety of fresh goods at the Seaway Bank Farmers Market every Wednesday starting July 25th.
    Thursday

  • Daley Plaza
    May 24-Oct. 18, 2012
    Washington & Dearborn
    Every Thursday
    7 am - 3 pm
    The Daley Plaza Farmers Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods and other items every Thursday from May 24th until October 18th.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • Hyde Park
    June 7-Oct. 25, 2012
    53rd Street & Hyde Park Blvd.
    Every Thursday
    7 am - 1 pm
    Visit the Hyde Park Farmers Market every Thursday beginning June 7th for fresh fruit, vegetables, plants, flowers and more.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • Willis Tower
    June 14-Oct. 25, 2012
    233 S. Wacker Dr.
    Every Thursday
    7 am - 3 pm
    Products include fresh fruits and vegetables, plants and unique homemade food.
  • Uptown Farmers Market at Weiss (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    June 21-Oct. 25, 2012
    4646 N. Marine Dr.
    Every Thursday
    7:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers are just some of the goods available at the Uptown Farmers Market every Thursday from June 21-October 25.
  • Austin Town Center (NEW)
    June 28-Oct. 25, 2012
    Lake and Central
    Every Thursday
    1 - 7 pm
    The Austin Town Center Farmers Market is one of five new markets this year. In addition to vendors offering a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and baked goods, free programs will take place from 2 - 6 pm every Thursday.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • City Farm Market Stand (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    July 10-Sept. 28, 2012
    1204 N. Clybourn Ave.
    Tuesday-Friday
    1 - 5:30 pm
    City Farm is a sustainable vegetable farm bordering two very diverse Chicago neighborhoods: Cabrini-Green and the Gold Coast. The farm boasts thirty varieties of tomatoes as well as beets, carrots, arugula, gourmet lettuces, herbs and more.

    Friday

  • The Rowan Tree Garden Society (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    May 18-Nov. 30, 2012
    501 W. Englewood
    Every Friday
    8 am - 4 pm
    Farm raised vegetables, greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, beans, lettuce, peppers, onions, cantaloupe, melons, peaches and apples are some of the produce available at The Rowan Tree Garden Society.
  • City Farm Market Stand (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    July 10-Sept. 28, 2012
    1204 N. Clybourn Ave.
    Tuesday-Friday
    1 - 5:30 pm
    City Farm is a sustainable vegetable farm bordering two very diverse Chicago neighborhoods: Cabrini-Green and the Gold Coast. The farm boasts thirty varieties of tomatoes as well as beets, carrots, arugula, gourmet lettuces, herbs and more.

    Saturday

  • Green City Market (Independently Run Farmers Market) May 5-Oct. 31, 2012
    1800 block of North Clark St. in Lincoln Park
    Wednesdays and Saturdays
    7 am - 1 pm
    Green City Market is Chicago's only year-round farmers' market promoting local, sustainable farmers, producers and chefs by connecting them to the public through educational programming and special events.
  • 61st Street (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    May 12-Oct. 27, 2012
    6100 S. Blackstone Ave. (61st Street btwn. Dorchester & Blackstone)
    Every Saturday
    9 am - 2 pm
    With over twenty vendors, the 61st St. Farmers Market offers locally and sustainably grown, seasonal fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, bakery items, eggs and dairy products, prepared foods and flowers.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • Division Street
    May 12-Oct. 27, 2012
    Divison & Dearborn (On Division btwn. State & Clark)
    Every Saturday
    7 am - 1 pm
    Division Street Farmers Market opens on May 12th with vendors selling a variety of goods.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • Lincoln Park
    May 12-Oct. 27, 2012
    Armitage & Orchard
    (Lincoln Park High School Parking Lot)
    Every Saturday
    7 am - 1 pm
    Fresh fruits and vegetables will be sold every Saturday starting on May 12th through October 27th at the Lincoln Park Farmers Market.
  • Eden Place (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    May 19-Oct. 20, 2012
    4417 S. Stewart Ave.
    Every Saturday
    8 am - 3 pm
    Eden Place is an urban oasis and a nature preserve that seeks to introduce the Chicago community to food production and environmental education.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • The West Humboldt Park Farmers Market and Bazaar (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    June 2, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8 & Oct. 13, 2012
    3601 W. Chicago Ave., In NHS Parking Lot
    Saturdays
    10 am - 2 pm
    The West Humboldt Park Farmers Market and Bazaar will offer a variety of healthy living items, cosmetics, plants, gardening materials and gift baskets.
  • Edgewater (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    June 9 - Oct. 13, 2012
    Broadway & Norwood
    Every Saturday
    8 am - 1 pm
    The Market features farmers, experts, and artisans selling everything from produce, jams, and fresh bread to coffee, flowers, and hot sauce.
  • Printers Row
    June 9-Oct. 27, 2012
    Dearborn & Polk (Printers Row Park)
    Every Saturday
    7 am - 1 pm
    A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods and colorful flowers and plants are available at the Printers Row Farmers Market.
  • Bridgeport
    June 16-Oct. 6, 2012
    35th & Wallace (In parking lot)
    Every Saturday
    7 am - 1 pm
    Cheese, seasonable fresh produce, baked goods and honey are just some of the item that will be available at the Bridgeport Farmers Market.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • Bronzeville Community Market (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    June 16-Oct. 27, 2012
    4400 S. Cottage Grove
    Every Saturday
    8 am - 1 pm
    The Bronzeville Community Market will feature a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables; a selection of meats, cooking oils, honey, and wine.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • Northcenter
    June 16-Oct. 27, 2012
    Belle Plaine/Damen/Lincoln
    (North Center Town Square)
    Every Saturday
    7 am - 1 pm
    Fresh fruits and vegetables will be sold every Saturday starting on June 16th until October 27th at the Northcenter Farmers Market.
  • Southport Market
    June 23-Sept. 8, 2012
    Blaine School, 1420 W. Grace
    Every Saturday
    8 am - 2 pm
    Vendors will be selling fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers every Saturday beginning on June 23rd until September 8th at the Southport Market.
  • Mount Ebenezer Baptist Church (NEW)
    June 30-Oct. 27, 2012
    3555 W. Huron
    Every Saturday
    10 am - 4 pm
    The Mount Ebenezer Baptist Church Farmers Market is one of five new markets this year. Vendors will offer a variety of fresh produce and other farmstand items. Other services will be on-site to help residents lead a healthier lifestyle.
    This market accepts the LINK card.

    Sunday

  • Beverly May 13-Oct. 28, 2012
    95th & Longwood
    Every Sundays
    7 am - 1 pm
    Vendors will be selling fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers every Sunday at the Beverly Farmers Market starting on May 13th and running until October 28th.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • Glenwood Sunday Market (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    June 3-Oct. 28, 2012
    6950 N. Glenwood btwn. Morse & Lunt
    Every Sunday
    9 am- 3 pm
    This Rogers Park farmers market strives to be one the greenest market in the City of Chicago, featuring organic and sustainably locally grown produce.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • Logan Square (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    June 3-Oct. 28, 2012
    Intersection of Logan Blvd. and Milwaukee Ave.
    Every Sunday
    10 am - 3 pm
    Logan Square Farmers Market is run independently by the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce. A wide variety of fresh goods are available every Sunday beginning June 3rd.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • Pilsen Community Market(Independently Run Farmers Market)
    June 3-Oct. 28, 2012
    1800 S. Halsted St.
    (Chicago Community Bank Parking Lot)
    Every Sunday
    9 am - 3 pm
    Pilsen Community Market strives to provide fresh, quality farm products, arts and crafts, music and information to a diverse community while embracing and connecting with surrounding neighborhoods.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • Portage Park (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    June 3, 17; July 1, 15, 29; Aug. 5, 19; Sept. 16, 30;; Oct. 7, 2012
    Central & Berteau
    Sundays
    10 am - 2 pm
    Vendors include local farmers, bakers and specialty items.
  • Wicker Park & Bucktown
    June 3-Oct. 28, 2012
    Wicker Park & Damen (In Wicker Park)
    Every Sunday
    8 am - 2 pm
    Wicker Park & Bucktown Farmers Market will take place every Sunday from 8am-2pm from June 3 until October 28th.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • Homegrown Bronzeville (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    June 10-Oct. 28, 2012
    343-347 E. 51st Street (51st & Calumet)
    Every Sunday
    9 am - 1 pm
    Locally and sustainably grown vegetables, herbs, fruit and honey.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • Independence Park (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    June 10-Oct. 28, 2012
    3945 N. Springfield Ave.
    2nd & 4th Sundays of the month
    9 am - 1 pm
    Vendor offerings include fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers and baked goods..
  • Healing Temple Church (NEW)
    June 24-Oct. 28, 2012
    4941 W. Chicago Ave.
    Every Sunday
    2 - 6 pm
    Vendors will offer a wide variety of fresh produce, along with other services to help residents lead a healthier lifestyle.
    This market accepts the LINK card.
  • Jefferson Park Sunday Market (Independently Run Farmers Market)
    June 24-Oct. 21, 2012
    Copernicus Center
    5216 W. Lawrence Ave
    Every Sunday
    10 am - 2 pm
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