Chicago 2020 Farmer’s Markets: dates & locations

Chicago 2020 Farmer’s Markets: dates & locations

Just in time to get the first of those Early Girl tomatoes and still time to get seasonal strawberries, Chicago’s Farmers Markets have announced opening dates.tomatoes1

Chicago’s farmers markets offer a variety of items from farm fresh eggs, artisan cheeses and homemade bread to seasonal fruits, veggies and more.

Don’t limit your shopping to your “local” market–as each neighborhood market offers specialties unique to their area.

Game Plan

With Covid-19 still lurking in the shadows, don’t expect the “frills” offered in past years–at least not at the start of the markets and most likely not all season.

Here’s what there will NOT be:

No music, arts or crafts; No children’s activities (it is recommended not to even bring children); No yoga or cooking demonstrations.

Grab and Go

The idea is to go to the market, make your purchases, keep moving, don’t loiter and leave as soon as possible. OR you can order ahead for pickup or delivery with Whatsgood.

Opening dates, days and locations for Chicago’s 2020 Farmers Markets

Garlic roots are available at many markets. Photo: Corole Kuhrt-Brewer

Garlic roots are available at many markets. Photo: Corole Kuhrt-Brewer

Opening June (to October)

  • Division Street City Market, (30 W. Division St.), Saturdays,  June 20 to Oct. 31, 7 a.m. to noon.
  • West Humboldt Park City Market, 3601 W. Chicago Ave., Saturdays,  June 13 to Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July to September

  • Austin Town Hall City Market, 5610 W. Lake St.; Thursday’s July 16 to Sept. 17, 1–6 p.m.
  • Bronzeville City Market, 4700 S. King Drive; Sunday’s July 12 to Sept. 13, 12–4 p.m.
  • Englewood City Market, 1219 W. 76th St.; Saturday’s July 18 to Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • LaFollette Park City Market, 1333 N. Laramie Ave.; Wednesday’s July 29 to Sept. 16, 2–7 p.m.

July to October

  • Printers Row City Market, 700 S. Dearborn St.; Sunday’s July 11 to Oct. 24, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Pullman Market City Market, 11100 S. Cottage Grove Ave.; Wednesday’s July 1 to Oct. 28, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

August to October

  • Roseland City Market, 138 W. 109th St. (Lavizzo Elementary School); Wednesday’sAug. 26 to Oct. 28, 2:30–5:30 p.m.

Independent Markets

Visit a farmer's market.

Visit a farmer’s market

Lakeview’s Low-Line Market at the Southport CTA Brown Line station starts June 11, 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Plant Chicago has restarted its weekly Saturday farmers market in Back of the Yards at 45th and Marshfield, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Green City Market opens in Lincoln Park on June 13 and in the West Loop (at Mary Bartelme Park) on June 20.

Logan Square Farmers Market is running Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entrance is only at Milwaukee Avenue and Logan Boulevard.

The Portage Park Farmers Market, Jefferson Park Sunday Market, and Independence Park Farmers Market have joined forces to form the Northwest Side Farmers Market Collective. Initial market dates are planned for June 14 and June 28 at the Sears at Six Corners, 4730 W. Irving Park Road. Check social media for updates.

The Glenwood Sunday Market in Rogers Park has a tentative opening date of June 21.

The Andersonville Farmers Market has an online version: Order on Friday, pick up the following Wednesday at Clark and Catalpa streets.

The Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce holds a daytime market on Tuesdays and an evening market on Thursdays in the municipal lot adjacent to the Western CTA Brown Line station. Anticipated kick-off dates are June 16 and June 18, respectively.

The weekly South Loop Farmers Market gets underway June 18, Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave.

The North Center Farmers Market debuts June 20 in the neighborhood’s revamped Town Square, 4100 N. Damen Ave., 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The first of North Park’s monthly Community Markets is set for June 14, 5515 N. Kimball Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Pilsen Community Market opens June 14 in Plaza Tenochtitlán, 18th Street and Blue Island, and will run Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

And canceled for 2020: the Loyola Farmers Market, Hyde Park Farmers Market and Edgewater Farmers Market.

The Wicker Park Farmers Market is delayed until July 5, but organizers have created pop-up and virtual market opportunities in the meantime. The Everday Edgebrook’s Farmers Market starts July 11. The Argyle Night Market in Uptown is postponed until August.

Still up in the air: The Horner Park Farmers Market intends to return in some form or other, but no start date has been set as of press time. The SOAR Farmers Market in Streeterville is awaiting the go-ahead for its weekly market in the Museum of Contemporary Art plaza.

For those who are reluctant to attend markets, the Chicago Farmers Market Collective — a collaborative effort from several markets — has gathered a list of vendors and how to purchase directly from them.

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