Chicago has over 30 farmer’s markets scattered throughout the city that offer certified organic produce and free-range meat; saving you a trip to Whole Foods.  The farmer’s markets are in several different neighborhoods, bringing locally grown food to all Chicagoans. Participating farmers from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin sell more than fruit and vegetables but flowers, baked goods and specialty meats.

Shopping at Chicago farmer’s markets supports sustainable farming and our local farmers. Local farmers are able to maximize their profits by selling to customers directly, which eliminates the need to sell to grocery stores.  The city’s markets are open everyday of the week, except Friday.  Here are a few of our faves:

Green City Market, Lincoln Park

We love the Chef Demonstrations – supporting chefs from the city’s top restaurants  demonstrate how to prepare meals using locally produced, seasonal ingredients from Green City’s farmers and producers.

  • Open every Wednesday and Saturday from 7am-1pm
  • South end of Lincoln Park, directly across the street from the Hotel Lincoln

Daley Plaza Farmers Market, Downtown 

Location, location, location!! Daley’s Farmers Market is in a central location and if you don’t work nearby, you can still take the L for a quick trip.

  • Open every Thursday from 7 am – 3 pm
  • Washington & Dearborn

Logan Square Market, Logan Square 

Logan Square is the new stand-alone night market that offers fresh seasonal produce, live performances and arts & crafts with local artisans and local restaurants.

  • Open weekly from 5 – 9 pm
  • Palmer Park, Kedzie & Palmer

For more locations check the City of Chicago: Farmer’s Markets