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Farmers Markets in Chicago

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Just because Chicago experiences some of the wildest winters in the world, it doesn’t mean the city doesn’t ever produce fresh fruit and veggies. In fact, over 70 vendors sell them to 20+ neighborhoods in the city during the warmer months.


Farmers Markets are usually held Tuesday through Sunday around the city of Chicago, with maybe one or two markets open on Mondays. You have to give the farmers at least one day off, you know? Here are some places you should check out if you want fresh ingredients for your next meal.

Downtown Chicago Farmers Markets

Daley Plaza Farmers Market
50 W. Washington
Every Thursday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
mid-May to mid-October

Federal Plaza Farmers Market
Adams & Dearbon
Every Tuesday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
mid-May to late October

Prudential Plaza
Lake & Beaubien
Every Tuesday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
early June to late October

Sears Tower (aka Willis Tower)
233 S. Wacker Drive
Every Thursday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
mid-June to late October

Independently Run Farmers Markets

61st Street
61st, between Dorchester and Blackstone
Every Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
mid-May to late October

Berwyn Ave, between Clark and Ashland
Every Wednesday, 4-8 p.m.
late June to Early September

4400 S. Cottage Grove
Every Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
early June to late October

Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences
3857 W. 111th Street
Every Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
early July to late October

Logan Square
3107 W. Logan Blvd.
Every Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
early June to late October

1800 S. Halsted
Every Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
mid-June to late September

Seaway Bank
87th & Langley
Every Wednesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
mid-June to late September

Admission to all these farmers markets is FREE. You’ll find fruits, vegetables, cheese and more. What are your favorite farmers markets? If they’re not on the list, tell us why they should be!

Carrie has two passions in life: writing and traveling. When she's not gallivanting around Chicago, you'll find her traipsing around the globe. And she'll be writing about all of it, of course, if not for her award-winning travel blog (Gettin' Carried Away) but for CultureMob and for many other travel mags. And just so you know... Carrie is a South Side Irish gal, aka a die hard White Sox and Blackhawks fan.