Fresh produce in full bloom at Daley Plaza

Students on a field trip ask questions about grains.

May 14, 2010 4:32:28 AM PDT
It's a sign of the season -- fresh fruits, veggies, flowers and hand-baked goods are available at the Daley Plaza Farmers Market, which opened Thursday.The city-sponsored market runs on Thursdays from 7a.m. to 3 p.m.

During the kickoff, the Mayor's Office of Special Events announced the winner of the reusable shopping bag design contest. The Chicago Public School student will get a $1,000 scho9larship. Two runners-up received $500 scholarships.

The 31st Chicago Farmers Market season runs through October and offers a variety of seasonal items.

EBT/LINK services are being offered at Daley Plaza and at other city-sponsored farmers markets:

  • Tuesdays at Lincoln Square;
  • Wednesdays at South Shore in the ShoreBank parking lot;
  • Thursdays on Daley Plaza;
  • Saturdays at Division Street;
  • and Sundays at the Beverly market.
  • The Chicago Farmers Markets are presented by the Mayor's Office of Special Events and COUNTRY Financial. For information visit or call 312-744-3316, TTY: 312-744-2964.