We Like: Chicago’s Farmers Markets – Schedule Announced

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced the schedule for Chicago’s Farmers Markets,. 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.

This year, the Farmers Markets program will also include 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.). The new stand-alone Night Markets will happen weekly and include some vendors from the City’s other farmers markets, as well as having live performances and arts & crafts, with local artisans and local restaurants participating.

“Our Farmers Markets are cultural touchstones for the city, but more importantly they bring fresh product directly to our residents and visitors,” said Mayor Emanuel.  “We are proud to have added five new markets on the west side last year, bringing a variety of fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and valuable nutritional information to underserved neighborhoods. This year, the new Spinoff Night Markets in Uptown and Logan Square will elevate and expand neighborhood cultural assets, a priority of the Chicago Cultural Plan.”

The majority of the 2013 Chicago Farmers Markets will open throughout the month of June.

For more information, visit chicagofarmersmarkets.us

DOWNTOWN MARKETS

TUESDAYS

*FEDERAL PLAZA

Adams & Dearborn

May 21- October 29, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

THURSDAYS

*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.

WEEKLY MARKETS

TUESDAYS

*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.

WEDNESDAYS

*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

THURSDAYS

*HYDE PARK

Harold Washington Park, 53rd and Hyde Park

June 6 – October 31, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

SATURDAYS

*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.

SUNDAYS

*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.

*accepts LINK Card