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We’ve gone a pick’n and came back with a healthy list of our favorite Farmers Markets right here in the Chicagoland area.There’s no better place for local, sustainable food than farmers markets, which carry the freshest fruits, vegetables, meat and fish. Now that the warm weather has finally arrived, hitting your local farmer’s market is a great excuse to get outside.

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Green City Market

Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

South end of Lincoln Park, at the intersection of Clark & Lincoln.

In 2011, the AARP named Green City Market one of the 12 must-see farmers’ markets in the United States, and the event has been growing ever since. With a line-up of 60+ vendors, it’s no wonder it’s known for it’s large selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and baked goods.


 

Evanston’s Farmers Market

Saturdays 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Intersection of University Place and Oak Ave.(behind Hilton Garden Inn, east of East Railroad Ave).

Celebrating it’s 39th year this year, it’s definitely worth venturing up to north for this market of more than 50 vendors. It still offers a big selection without the big crowds in the heart of the city. Known best for their large amounts of berries, corn, tomatoes, and flowers…lots and lots of flowers! BONUS: this market offers hands-on experience with this summer’s free canning workshop that features take-home samples and raffled items (canning workshops will be July 12, July 19, August 30 and Sept 6. Workshops at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.). Market visitors will learn about the benefits of canning for healthy, sustainable living.


 

Wicker Park Farmers’ Market (a.k.a WPFM)

Sundays 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wicker Park Ave. & Damen Ave. 

This market may be small in size, but they are big on education. From fresh fruits and veggies, baked goods, meats, cheeses, and flowers, this market focuses on teaching kids and adults about the food we eat from the farm to the table, straight from the farmer’s mouth.

 

 


Oak Park Farmers’ Market

Saturdays 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Pilgrim Church Parking Lot – 460 N Lake St.

The Oak Park Farmers’ Market offers high quality, locally grown produce in the friendly, historic Village of Oak Park. Between the sounds of live bluegrass music, the smell of fresh, homemade donuts and an incredible variety of nature’s freshest fruits and vegetables, this is a great way to escape from the city.

 


Farmer’s Markets are a great way to support local farmers and enjoy the freshest tastes that nature has to offer. Be sure to check out the City of Chicago’s Seasonality Chart to see when your favorite fruits and veggies are best to eat!

Have a favorite Farmer’s Market in the Chicagoland area? Be sure to share with us it in the comments section below!


Submitted by Michelle @dziubs

 

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