Nestled between a bustling college campus and an eclectic neighborhood, the Loyola Farmer's Market serves locals with fresh produce and organic goods every Monday. Owned and operated by Loyola University's own students, the market is a direct result of a student-led project in Loyola's Solutions to Environmental Problems (STEP) Food Systems class back. After originally being conceptualized by these students in 2009, the market came to fruition in 2011 and has had a lasting, growing impact since.
If you're looking for an inspiring, mission-driven farmer's market, then clear your Monday afternoons through October. The mission of this weekly farmer's market is to increase the access of healthy, sustainably grown local foods and bring them to the community while, simultaneously, supporting a local food economy, family farms and local producers.
Always packed with students on a budget and local residents looking for deliciously fresh finds, local growers and producers come to set up shop in their booths, offering fresh seasonal vegetables, and fruit, baked goods. Even a sharpening service, minor watch repair and special food products are available to patrons. The market also offers vegan baked good options.
Located at the corner of Albion Avenue and Sheridan Road in Rogers Park, the Loyola Farmer's Market runs the rest of the summer through September 23 on Mondays from 3 - 7 PM, and from September 30 to October 14 2:30 - 6 PM. Follow along with this public market run by Loyola students on their blog and you'll be sure to keep coming back!
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