Today, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the 2013 schedule for Chicago’s Farmers Markets, presented by the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and COUNTRY Financial.
The city-run markets selling fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers open at Lincoln Park (Armitage & Orchard) and Division Street (Division & Dearborn) on Saturday, May 11 and at Beverly (95th & Longwood) on Sunday, May 12 before the official opening at Daley Plaza (Washington & Dearborn) on Thursday, May 16.
New for 2013, the Farmers Markets program will offer two “spinoffs” that will feature night markets in two different locations: the Logan Square Night Market, beginning June 26 and running through September 4 (5-9 p.m.). and the Argyle Night Market, June 27-September 19 (4-8 p.m.). "Argyle Street is a special destination for people throughout the community, city and region,” said Ald. Harry Osterman, 48th Ward, where the Argyle Night Market will take place. “The Argyle Night Market will enhance the street's already vibrant commercial corridor and will celebrate its unique businesses, rich heritage and growing arts community."
The official kick-off of the Farmers Markets season will be at the Daley Plaza market on May 16, where COUNTRY Financial will reveal the winner of the 6th Annual Reusable Bag Design Contest during an 11 a.m. program.
An additional monthly market has been added to the schedule: Devon Community Monthly Market, located at 2720 W. Devon in the Republic Bank Parking Lot. Markets will take place on Sundays, July 7; August 4; September 1 and October 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Below is the season schedule for all city markets:
Downtown Market Schedule
*Federal Plaza, Adams & Dearborn, May 21- October 29, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
*Daley Plaza, Washington & Dearborn, May 16 - October 24, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
*Willis Tower Plaza, 233 S. Wacker Drive, June 27 - October 31, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Neighborhoods Market Schedule
*Columbus Park, Harrison and Central, June 25 – October 29, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
*Lincoln Square, Lincoln/Leland/Western (City Parking Lot adjacent to Brown Line Station), June 4 - October 29, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago & Mies van der Rohe Way, MCA Plaza, June 4 - October 29, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
*La Follette Park, 1333 N. Laramie, June 26 – October 30, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
*Pullman, 111TH and Cottage Grove in Arcade Park, July 10 - October 30, 7 a.m. - 12 noon
*Hyde Park, Harold Washington Park, 53rd and Hyde Park, June 6 - October 31, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
*Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake, June 29 – October 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Bridgeport, 35th & Wallace (in parking lot), June 15 – Oct 5, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
*Division Street, Division & Dearborn on Division between State and Clark, May 11 - October 26, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Lincoln Park, Armitage & Orchard, Lincoln Park High School Parking Lot, May 11 - October 26, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Northcenter, Belle Plaine/Damen/Lincoln, North Center Town Square, June 15 - October 26, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Printers Row, Dearborn & Polk, Printers Row Park, June 15 - October 26, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Southport Market, Blaine School - 1420 West Grace, June 22-October 5, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
*West Humboldt Park, 3601 W. Chicago, NHS Parking Lot, June 29 – October 26, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
*Beverly, 95th & Longwood, City Parking Lot - Southeast Corner, May 12 - October 27, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
*Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park (in Parking lot), June 23 – October 27, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
*South Shore, Rainbow Beach Park, 77th St. & Lake Michigan (in parking lot), June 23 – August 25, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
*Wicker Park & Bucktown, Wicker Park & Damen in Wicker Park, June 2 - October 27, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
New Monthly Market
Devon Community Monthly Market, 2720 W. Devon (Republic Bank Parking Lot), July 7; August 4; September 1, October 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
New Night Markets
LOGAN SQUARE NIGHT MARKET, Palmer Square Park, Kedzie & Milwaukee, Wednesdays, June 26-September 4, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Live entertainment from The Hypocrites will include performances of “Romeo Juliet” Wednesdays at Logan Square, June 26 through July 17.
ARGYLE MARKET, Argyle & Broadway, Thursdays, June 27-September 19, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Live entertainment from The Hypocrites will include performances of “Romeo Juliet” Thursdays at Argyle, June 27 through July 18. (There will be no performance on July 4 at Argyle.)
* Please note: All starred markets accept LINK Card
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