Chicago Farmers Market - Setting the Stage for Summer 2019
One of the best parts of being a realtor – in addition to meeting so many wonderful people – is getting to know the amazing neighborhoods of Chicago. Every neighborhood has a unique story to tell and particular things to offer. My favorite things to explore are the Chicago Farmers Markets. It’s a sure sign that warmer temperatures and sunny weather are upon us when farmers set up their tents to sell their seasonal produce. In just a few short weeks, we can begin enjoying local produce, flowers, baked items, meats, and cheeses, as well as items from many Midwestern artisans.
Beginning in May, you can find a Farmers Market in Chicago almost every day of the week in the morning, afternoon, or evening. Some of the most convenient and offering a large variety of items are the markets located in downtown Chicago! These include Federal Plaza Farmers Market, City Market at Daley Plaza, the Farmers Market at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the South Loop Farmers Market
May 14 – October 29 | Tuesdays | 7 am – 2:00 PM | Adams and Dearborn
Federal Plaza Farmers Market
It is a great stop before work or during your lunch break for fresh fruits, vegetables, plantsnts and flowers, in addition to many other offerings.
May 9 – October 24 | Thursdays |7 am – 2:00 pm | Daley Plaza
Daley Plaza City Market
One of the longest running Farmers Markets in Chicago. It brightens your day. It’s a great spot to have lunch with a number of options including crepes, grilled cheese, sweets, fruits, breads, etc.
June 4 – October 29 |Tuesdays |7 am – 2 pm | 226 E Chicago Ave
Museum of Contemporary Art Farmers Market
Local farmers offer a wide variety of fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, cheese, and more! A great stop on the way to work or for lunch. The MCA is free on Tuesdays! So, enjoy the museum, then stop at the Farmers Market on the way out!
June 13 – September 26 | Thursdays 4 pm – 8 pm | Prairie District/2nd Presbyterian Church (1936 S. Michigan)
South Loop Farmers Market
Shop for farm-fresh produce and specialty fruits and vegetables that are not always available at your local supermarket. And, find coffee, tamales, ice cream, etc. – all while often enjoying live music! You may get a tour of the McCormick Place Rooftop Farm!
Nicer weather is a great motivation to get out and explore what the city has to offer. Whether you decide to go North, South, East, or West, you’ll find some wonderful Farmers Markets.
The Green City Market is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization. It’s been around for about 20 years and, according to their website, it’s Chicago’s largest and first year-round sustainable farmers market, as well as the first farmers market in the country to require all of its farmers to be certified by a nationally recognized 3rd party agency. The Green City Market has multiple locations in Lincoln Park, the West Loop, and Wrigleyville. The markets host educational programs and chef demos to teach customers how to integrate seasonal produce in home cooking. Many of them also offer live music.
May 8 – October 26 | Wednesdays & Saturdays | 7 am – 1 pm | Clark and Stockton Drive
Lincoln Park Green City Market
Is located at the south end of Lincoln Park near the zoo. Enjoy the Zoo and the Market.
May 9 – October 24
Thursday 7 am – 2:00 pm
June 1 – October 26| Saturdays 8 am – 1 pm | Mary Bartelme Park
Green City Market West Loop
Come for the fresh, seasonal produce and stay for educational programs and chef demos! Located at Mary Bartelme Park @115 S. Sangamon.
May 30 – September 19 | Select Thursdays 4 pm – 8 pm | adjacent to Wrigley Field
Green City Market at Gallagher Way
A fun way to spend the evening amid the excitement of Cubs fever! There’s so much to explore. Make a night of it and enjoy one of the many restaurants here.
June 6 – October 10 | Thursdays | 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Lakeview Southport CTA station
A half-mile walkway and garden beneath the CTA tracks. Local musicians perform while you shop for high quality produce, cheeses, flowers, meats, etc. from local farms and vendors.
May 12 – October 27 | Sundays 10 am – 3 pm | Logan Blvd between Milwaukee and Whipple
Logan Square Farmers Market
Honored by Chicago Magazine, the New York Times, and USA Today this farmers market has a variety of offerings from some 70 local farm and food purveyors.
May 11 – October 26 | Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm | 61st and Dorcheste
61st St. Farmers Market
One of the premier markets on the Southside, you’ll find fresh produce, meat, eggs, cheeses, and prepared foods from local and regional farmers. Enjoy chef demos, live music, and weekly experts sharing their knowledge about food and sustainability.
Farmers Markets in Chicago bring together communities, local and regional farmers, as well as local artisans and food purveyors. By spending your money at these local markets, you’re supporting your community, as well as preserving local jobs! In addition, you’re getting the freshest, locally grown vegetables, fruits, meats, poultry, eggs, and dairy products available. There are so many farmers markets in Chicago. Visiting your local farmers market or any Chicago farmers market is a great way to celebrate spring and summer and get to know more about our wonderful Chicago neighborhoods. I’ve only touched base on a few here, but you can find the complete 2019 listing of city sponsored Farmers Markets here: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/farmersmarkets0.html
Do you have a favorite Farmers Market in Chicago? Please share it here or on my Facebook page. Would love to see a photo too! Hope to see you soon at your local Farmers Market!
Below is a comprehensive calendar of most of the Chicago Farmers Markets in 2019. You may also download a copy of the calendar for your convenience below.
Please note that dates and time are subject to change. Please review websites before you visit.
Chicago Farmers Markets 2019 Calendar
1817 N. Clark St.
May 4 – October 26, 7am-1pm
Division St. & Dearborn Pkwy.
May 11 – October 26, 7am – 1pm
115 S. Sangamon St.
June 1 – October 26, 8am – 1pm
700 W. Armitage Ave.
June 2 – October 27, 7am – 1pm
2741 W. Montrose Ave.
June 8 – October 5, 9am – 1pm
5917 N. Broadway
June 15 – October 12, 8am – 1pm
4100 N. Damen Ave.
June 15 – October 26, 7am-1pm
700 S. Dearborn St.
June 15 – October 26, 7am – 1pm
800 W. Fulton Market
May – October,
1stSaturday of the month, 9am – 1pm
6525 N. Hiawatha Ave.
July 6 – September 28, 9am – 1pm
6100 S. Blackstone Ave.
May 11 – October 26, 9am – 2pm
4911 S. Shields Ave.
June 1 – October 12, 9am – 1pm
1400 W. 46th St.
First Saturday of every month 11am – 3pm
400 W. 95th St.
July 6 – October 26, 8am – 1pm
1219 W. 76th St.
July 13 – September 14,10am – 2pm
Desplaines & Taylor
3107 W. Logan Blvd.
May 12 – October 27, 10am – 3pm
3945 N. Springfield Ave.
June 9 – October 27, 2nd & 4th Sundays, 9am – 1pm
4100 N. Long Ave.
June 2 – October 6, 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays, 10am – 2pm
3700 S. Archer Ave.
June 2 – October 27, 10am – 2pm
1425 N. Damen Ave.
June 2 – October 27, 8am – 2pm
4820 N. Long Ave.
June 9 – October 27, 2nd & 4th Sundays, 9:30am – 1:30pm
7900 S. South Shore Dr. (Rainbow Beach Park)
June 23 – September 29, 12pm – 5pm
332 E. 51st at Boxville
July 7 – September 8, 12pm – 4pm
1835 95th St.
May 5 – October 27, 8am – 1pm
6924 N. Glenwood Ave. (Rogers Park)
June 2 – October 27, 9am – 2pm
6550 N. Sheridan Rd.
June 3 – October 14, 4pm – 8pm
Adams & Dearborn
May 14 – October 29, 7am – 3pm
2301 W. Leland Ave.
June 4 – October 29, 7am – 1pm
220 E. Chicago Ave.
June 4 – October 29, 7am – 2pm
500 S. Central Ave
July 9 – September 3, 2pm – 7pm
330 N. Lotus Ave.
June 4 – October 29, 12pm – 6pm
3419 W. Ogden Ave. (Chicago Police station parking lot)
August 13 – October 8, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
1817 N. Clark St.
May 8 – October 23, 7am – 1pm
4900 N. Damen Ave.
June 12 – October 16, 4pm – 8pm
(no market July 4)
Corner of Leavitt Street and Campbell Drive
June 5 – October 30, 10am – 1pm
1333 N. Laramie Ave.
July 10 – September 4, 2p – 7pm
11100 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
July 10 – October 30, 7am – 1pm
200 W. 109th St.
August 28 – October 30, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
50 W. Washington St.
May 9 – October 24, 7am – 2pm
3637 N. Clark St.
Select Thursdays, May 30 – September 19, 4pm – 8pm
5300 S. Harper Ct.
June 6 – October 24, 7am – 1pm
2301 W. Leland Ave.
June 6 – October 31, 4 – 8pm
3410 N. Southport Ave.
June 6 – October 10, 3:30pm – 7:30pm
200 N. Kedzie Ave.
Check website for 2019 dates
1936 S. Michigan Ave.
June 13 – September 26, 4pm – 8pm
2233 W. Division St.
June 13 – December 12, 3pm -7pm
5610 W. Lake St. (New Location)
July 11 – September 5, 2pm – 7pm