Chicago's farmers markets support both a healthy lifestyle and the local economy by inviting over a hundred vendors to sell fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers to neighborhoods throughout the city. Chicago sponsors close to two dozen markets in eighteen different neighborhoods. With so many options and dates, it's easy to find a fresh market close to you.
THE CHICAGO FRENCH MARKET
The only year round, indoor market place with over 30 local vendors selling everything from fresh cooking ingredients to specialty gift ideas. The location, on the lower level of the Metra Train Station, allows for easy accessibility and transportation. Market vendor specialties include:
- Artisanal cheeses and baked goods
- Charcuterie, including locally made prosciutto and Montreal-style smoked meat
- Authentic dishes from Vietnamese, Korean, Mexican, Indian and other ethnic cuisines
- Belgian frites, served with mayonnaise and ketchup in paper cones
- Natural, locally homemade soaps and bath essentials
Chicago French Market is one of the only individually operated farmer's markets in the city and is open Monday-Saturday.
GREEN CITY MARKET
With a commitment to locally grown, sustainable produce Green City Market works to connect local farmers and producers to restaurateurs and the public. The not-for-profit organization offers an open to the public marketplace, educational opportunities, and special events on the south end of Lincoln Park throughout the summer. The organization works tirelessly to support small family farms and promote a healthier Chicago.
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD FARMERS MARKETS
Chicago's Farmers Markets bring more than 70 vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers to neighborhoods throughout the city of Chicago. From downtown Daley Plaza to Lincoln Square, Wicker Park and Hyde Park, they sprout up every spring and summer season with the freshest picks from area farmers and artisans. Visit chicagofarmersmarkets.us for a detailed schedule and list of locations.