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Published April 13, 2023

Chicago Farmers Markets You Need to Visit This Season

Snag some of the best fresh produce, artisanal goods, and tasty treats in the city! 🍅🥕

by Chicago Bucket List


In the summertime, we like to step out of the grocery store and into the many vibrant farmers markets Chicago has to offer. From vegan treats to fresh produce to handmade soaps to spice and tea blends, there’s something for everyone at the farmers market!

But don’t stop at just shopping–many of Chicago’s markets also offer special classes, meditation sessions, cooking demos, and even live music performances! So grab your canvas tote and check out our list of the best farmers markets Chi-Town has to offer.

The Best Farmers Markets in Chicago

Lincoln Park's Green City Market

Thanks to its beautiful location right by the lake, this farmers market is the perfect place to spend a Saturday (or Wednesday). Pick up an iced coffee and spend the morning discovering delicious market items like fresh berries, green juices, jams, and spice mixes while strolling along the lakeside path. If walking’s not your thing, grab a pastry, sandwich, or some barbecue, and enjoy a picnic by the water.

When: Wednesdays and Saturdays April-November
Where: Clark St. and Lincoln Ave.
Time: 7 am–1 pm
For more information on Green City Market.


Logan Square Market

The Logan Square Market has something for everyone. The expansive marketplace teams up with local theater companies to offer weekly performances so you can grab an empanada and enjoy the show. If you’ve got kids, they offer a weekly Little Peas activity that teaches children about plants, animals, and healthy habits! Of course, they also have all of the artisanal products you love, too. 

When: Sundays, May 14–October 29
Where: Logan Blvd. between Milwaukee and Whipple
Time: 9 am–3 pm
For more information on Logan Square Market.


Daley Plaza Farmers Market

This city-run farmers market has one of the most convenient central locations. You can expect 30-40 incredible vendors each week, and you can catch some live music on special occasions. Kids also have a great time splashing in the fountain on a hot day, so they can cool off while you gather some of the freshest produce around. 

When: Thursdays, May 12-October 27
Where: 50 W. Washington St.
Time: 7 am–2 pm
For more information on Daley Plaza Farmers Market


Maxwell Street Market

The Maxwell Street Market is a Chicago tradition with an international flair. The market offers an eclectic mix of merchandise from handmade crafts to resale home goods, plus fresh produce, furniture, clothing, rare finds and collectibles, and some of the city's best Mexican and Latin street food.

When: Sundays, May 28-October 29
Where: 800 S Desplaines St.
Time: 9 am–3 pm
For more information on Maxwell Street Market


Andersonville Farmers Market

This lively Andersonville mainstay has a little bit of everything. From Filipino street food to Japanese rice balls to Indian tea blends, you can take a culinary trip around the globe without ever leaving Chicago. And you can find all the ingredients and produce you need to recreate your favorite dishes at home, too!

When: Wednesdays, May 10–October 18
Where: 1500 W. Catalpa Ave.
Time: 3 pm–7 pm
For more information on Andersonville Farmers Market


Wicker Park Farmers Market 

This weekly community gathering is so much more than just a farmers market! Each week includes special programming like yoga, meditation classes, and storytime for the kids. There’s also lots of live music from local musicians and every kind of food you can imagine, from cheeses to vegan treats to fermented wonders.

When: TBD
Where: 1425 N. Damen Ave.
Time: TBD
For more information on Wicker Park Farmers Market


Plant Chicago Farmers Market

Eco-conscious folks will love the Plant Chicago Farmers Market at Davis Square Park! This weekly event is hosted by an educational nonprofit looking to boost local small businesses and offers weekly classes like yoga, dance lessons, and even STEM workshops. They also offer free composting if you bring your appropriate food scraps to the event, plus on-site EV charging.

When: Saturdays
Where: 4459 S. Marshfield Ave.
Time: 11 am–3 pm
For more information on Plant Chicago’s Farmers Market


South Loop Farmers Market - Printers Row

This charming location offers goods from a curated batch of vendors each week. You’ll find your traditional produce and artisanal foods, but you can also snag natural soaps, vegan treats, and small-batch kombucha.

When: Saturdays, May 27–October 14 (no market September 10)
Where: 632 S Dearborn St.
Time: 9 am–1 pm
For more information on South Loop Farmers Market


South Loop Farmers Market - Grant Park

This idyllic location on the Southeast corner of Roosevelt Rd and Michigan Ave is the perfect place to enjoy an evening with friends, family, and pets while supporting local Chicago businesses.

When: Thursdays, June 1–September 28
Where: Southeast Corner of Michigan Avenue & Roosevelt Road Corner of Grant Park in Chicago
Time: 4 pm–8 pm
For more information on South Loop Farmers Market


More City Markets to Check Out:

Pullman City Market
11100 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Wednesdays, July 5 – October 25, 7 am–1 pm

Austin Town Hall City Market
5610 W. Lake St.
Thursdays, June 8 – October 26, 1 pm–6 pm

Daley Plaza City Market
50 W. Washington St.
Thursdays, May 11 – October 26, 7 am–2 pm

Division Street City Market
100 W. Division St.
Saturdays, May 6 – October 28, 7 am–12 pm

Mercado de Colores
Manuel Perez Memorial Plaza, 4345 W. 26th St.
Saturdays, June 3 – October 7, 11 am–3 pm

West Humboldt Park City Market
3601 W. Chicago Ave.
Saturdays, June 3 – October 7, 10 am–2 pm

Bronzeville City Market
4700 S. King Dr.
Sundays, July 9 – October 15, 10 am–2 pm


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