Category: Chicago Farmers Markets

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. 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... Read more »

Evanston Farmers Market opens today while Green City Market holds a virtual opening day

Evanston Farmers Market opens today while Green City Market holds a virtual opening day
Some good news Evanston’s Famer’s Market is open for business! Of course, there are some new rules in order to conform to the new normal. The large market, one of my favorites, will be open today from 7am to 1pm. The market offers an awesome selection of organic vegetables along with a variety of produce,... Read more »

Top 12 things to do in Chicago before summer ends

Top 12 things to do in Chicago before summer ends
Don’t let all those Halloween displays popping up in stores around town scare you. There still a lot of summer left. But nothing lasts forever. So it you’ve been putting things off. Now is the time to get out there. Here is a baker’s dozen (thirteen) events that won’t disappoint. Neighborhood and City Festivals Chicago... Read more »
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Chicago Farmers Market calendar for 2017

Chicago Farmers Market calendar for 2017
Chicago Farmer’s Market Season officially opens May 11 on Daley Plaza Although there have been some indoor markets and French markets throughout Chicago’s winter, the official outdoor summer market season kicks off Thursday, May 11, at the Daley Plaza Market. In addition to the fresh produce, plants, unique Chicago-made products and eclectic street food offered... Read more »

Farmers Market Series: Loyola Market not just for students

Farmers Market Series: Loyola Market not just for students
Never on a Monday, seems to be the refrain for Chicago Farmers Markets albeit for the lone Loyola Farmers Market who’s Monday “night” market (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.) is the perfect place to stock up on fresh produce for the week or treat yourself to a tamale, taco or some ice cream. The market,... Read more »

Farmer Market Series: Lake Bluff’s market in the park

Farmer Market Series: Lake Bluff’s market in the park
Today we head to the Lake Bluff Farmers market for stop five in our Farmer Market series. Stepping into the Lake Bluff market is a pleasure. Its laid-back, friendly atmosphere speaks to another time, another place. The word genteel comes to mind when shopping the market.  The small-town flavor and friendly spirit is evident throughout.... Read more »
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Farmers Market Series: Oak Park Farmers Market turns 40

Farmers Market Series: Oak Park Farmers Market turns 40
Today, Show Me Chicago visits the Oak Park Farmers Market for the fourth installment in its Chicago Farmers Market series. When it comes to Farmers Markets, Oak Park’s Farmers Market is way ahead of the curve celebrating 40 years this season. The Oak Park market is and always has been a growers market focusing on... Read more »

Farmers Market Series: Inside guide to the Green City Market

Farmers Market Series: Inside guide to the Green City Market
Today, Show Me Chicago visits Chicago’s Green City Market for the third installment in its Chicago Farmers Market series. Although virtually all Chicago Farmers Markets have some organic products, Chicago’s Green City Market has the reputation of being the greenest of the green. The market is a magnet for serious cooks, foodies and chefs from... Read more »

Farmers Market Series: This little piggy went to Wilmette

Farmers Market Series: This little piggy went to Wilmette
Today, Show Me Chicago visits the Wilmette market for the second in its Chicago Farmers Market series. Technically, Wilmette is not a Chicago market, it a suburban market. It is also not, technically, a Farmers Market, it is a French Market. Wilmette is a near north suburb of Chicago, located 4 miles from the Chicago... Read more »
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Farmers Market series: Beyond the berries

Farmers Market series: Beyond the berries
I have a confession to make, I geek out for farmers markets…and I am not alone. Since 1994, the number of farmers markets in Illinois has quadrupled, with similar numbers across the country as reflected on the graph pictured here from the USDA. The business of Farmers Markets is no small potatoes. But is it... Read more »
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