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27 outdoor farmers markets in Chicago parks and plazas

Explore the markets with yoga classes and free bike valet

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Fresh flowers, summer tomatoes, bunches of kale, warm pastries, small batch nut butters—it’s all part of the bounty at Chicago farmers markets. The weekly markets bring in farmers, artisans, and local producers from all over the state. The best part is that grocery shopping can take place outside, from the Southport Low-Line to Logan Square and Daley Plaza.

Even if you’re not there to run errands, lots of markets host free yoga classes and bring in local musicians. Grab a cold brew and a donut while you spend a few hours in the park or checking out new vendors.

Looking for more things to do in warmer weather? See our city guide and 26 things to do with kids.

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1. Glenwood Sunday Market

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6962 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 508-5885
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This market only sources farmers and other vendors that are within 200 miles of Rogers Park. Each month there will be a Giving Sunday which will raise funds to give low-income SNAP shoppers double dollars.

June 2 to October 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. No market on August 18.

2. Andersonville Farmers Market

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1500 W Berwyn Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 728-2995
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This season is the market’s 10th year in business. New vendors include breads and baked goods from Lost Larson and grain bowls and seasonal jams from Black Cat Kitchen.

May 8 to August 28 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and September 4 to October 16 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays

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3. Lincoln Square Farmers Market

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N Lincoln Ave & W Leland Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 728-3890
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This market has morning and night hours, and is conveniently right off the Brown Line Western station. There’s kids activities, yoga and chef demos.

June 4 to October 29 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. after Labor Day)

4. Horner Park Farmers Market

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2741 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(708) 658-4736
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Get flowers, herb gardens, produce, and more from local farmers and sustainable food producers.

June 8 to October 5 between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays

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5. Independence Park Farmers Market

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3945 N Springfield Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

Tamales, music, and open air—what more do you need? Get your groceries from farmers across the state.

June 8 to October 26 from 9 a.m, until 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays

6. Low-Line Market at Southport

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3410 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 472-7171
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This market takes place at Southport’s Low Line, which is energized with murals by Lauren Asta and Caroline Liu.

June 6 to October 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays

7. Logan Square Farmers Market

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2363 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 489-3222
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Here you can find plants for sale, learn about raising chickens, and use the free bike valet.

May 12 to October 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays

8. Green City Market Lincoln Park

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1817 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614

This massive market is just steps from Lincoln Park Zoo. Enjoy flatbreads, whole roasted chicken, farm produce, and bottled goods like maple syrup or hot sauce.

May 4 through October from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday.

9. Wicker Park Farmers Market

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1425 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

This year, the market is plastic free so make sure you bring your own bags! Enjoy a yoga class in the park and then sip some coffee by the cast-iron fountain after shopping.

June 2 to October 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays

10. LaFollette Park City Market

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1333 N Laramie Ave
Chicago, IL 60651

Get everything you need—veggies, fruit, meats, cheese, flowers and baked goods—at this market set in North Austin’s LaFollette Park. Vendors accept payment from Link and SNAP.

July 10 to September 14 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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11. Division Street City Market

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39 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60610

The city closes down a few blocks in the heart of the Gold Coast neighborhood to make way for buckets of green beans, bags of apples, bunches of asparagus, and bouquets of flowers. Vendors accept payment from Link and SNAP.

May 11 to October 26 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays

12. SOAR Farmers Market

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220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 280-2660
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This market isn’t in a park or plaza—head to the Museum of Contemporary Art for a farmers market lined up outside its grand staircase.

June 5 to October 30 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays

13. Austin Town Hall City Market

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5610 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60644

This market is in a new location this year and vendors accept Link and SNAP.

July 11 to September 5 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

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14. City Market at Daley Plaza

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50 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 603-3054
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Surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the Loop, this is the longest running farmers market in Chicago, according to the city. A perfect spot for a downtown lunch break.

May 10 to October 24 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays. No market on July 4.

15. Green City Market in West Loop

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115 S Sangamon St
Chicago, IL 60607

Head to Mary Bartelme Park for chef demonstrations and gorgeous city views.

June 1 to October 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays

16. City Market at Federal Plaza

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S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60604

Enjoy Do-Rite donuts underneath Alexander Calder’s red flamingo sculpture for the perfect midday break.

May 14 to October 29 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays

17. Columbus Park City Market

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500 S Central Ave
Chicago, IL 60644

Just on the border of Oak Park and Chicago, enjoy historic Columbus Park after getting all the greens. This market also accepts Link and SNAP payment.

July 9 to September 3 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays

18. Printers Row City Market

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700 S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60605

Located in pint-sized Printer’s Row Park, skip the crowded hustle of other markets and leisurely stroll through vendors with seasonal produce, baked goods, cheese, eggs, and flowers.

June 15 to October 26 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays

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19. Maxwell Street Market

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619 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60607

While you can get fresh produce and Mexican street food here—this isn’t just a farmer’s market. Find everything from furniture to clothing and rare collectibles at this massive market.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays year round

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20. South Loop Farmers Market

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1936 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(773) 587-3800
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Artisanal vendors like Stamper Cheese, The Roof Crop, Yvolina’s Tamales, Organic Bread of Heaven all regularly sell their goods here.

June through September 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays

21. McKinley Park Farmers Market

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3705 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60609

This kid-friendly market features fresh eggs from the chicken coop, yoga, and musical performances.

June to September from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays

22. Farmers market at The Plant

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1400 W 46th St
Chicago, IL 60609

Organized by community-based nonprofit The Plant, this unique market grows much of its fresh products on-site. In addition, get your Tarot cards read or test out aromatherapy skincare products.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month

23. Bronzeville City Market

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4700 S King Dr
Chicago, IL 60615

This market is just off the 47th Street station Green Line.

July 8 to September 16 on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Green beans, tomatoes, and cucumbers.
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24. 61st Street Farmers Market

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6100 S Blackstone Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

In addition to local produce, this market has a series where experts share tips on sustainability.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays

Outside March to April at the intersection of 61st and Dorchester

Indoors November through April at 6100 S. Blackstone Avenue

25. South Shore Farmers Market

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7337 S South Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60649

The market location is minutes away from the lakefront and Rainbow Park beach.

From noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays

26. Englewood City Market

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1219 W 76th St
Chicago, IL 60620

This year the market is at a new location just outside of the Martin Luther King Roller Skating and Bowling Center. This market takes Link and SNAP for payment.

July 13 to September 14 at 10a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays

Barrels of produce at a market.
Green and yellow squash.
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27. Pullman City Market

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10701 S Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago, IL 60628

Grab all the fresh produce you need and take a short walk to Chicago’s historic Pullman National Monument.

July 10 to October 30 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays

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1. Glenwood Sunday Market

6962 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60626

This market only sources farmers and other vendors that are within 200 miles of Rogers Park. Each month there will be a Giving Sunday which will raise funds to give low-income SNAP shoppers double dollars.

June 2 to October 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. No market on August 18.

6962 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60626

2. Andersonville Farmers Market

1500 W Berwyn Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

This season is the market’s 10th year in business. New vendors include breads and baked goods from Lost Larson and grain bowls and seasonal jams from Black Cat Kitchen.

May 8 to August 28 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and September 4 to October 16 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays

1500 W Berwyn Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

3. Lincoln Square Farmers Market

N Lincoln Ave & W Leland Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

This market has morning and night hours, and is conveniently right off the Brown Line Western station. There’s kids activities, yoga and chef demos.

June 4 to October 29 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. after Labor Day)

N Lincoln Ave & W Leland Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

4. Horner Park Farmers Market

2741 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Boxes of herbs and produce at a market. Shutterstock

Get flowers, herb gardens, produce, and more from local farmers and sustainable food producers.

June 8 to October 5 between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays

2741 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

5. Independence Park Farmers Market

3945 N Springfield Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Tamales, music, and open air—what more do you need? Get your groceries from farmers across the state.

June 8 to October 26 from 9 a.m, until 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays

3945 N Springfield Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

6. Low-Line Market at Southport

3410 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

This market takes place at Southport’s Low Line, which is energized with murals by Lauren Asta and Caroline Liu.

June 6 to October 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays

3410 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

7. Logan Square Farmers Market

2363 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Here you can find plants for sale, learn about raising chickens, and use the free bike valet.

May 12 to October 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays

2363 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

8. Green City Market Lincoln Park

1817 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

This massive market is just steps from Lincoln Park Zoo. Enjoy flatbreads, whole roasted chicken, farm produce, and bottled goods like maple syrup or hot sauce.

May 4 through October from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday.

1817 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614

9. Wicker Park Farmers Market

1425 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

This year, the market is plastic free so make sure you bring your own bags! Enjoy a yoga class in the park and then sip some coffee by the cast-iron fountain after shopping.

June 2 to October 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays

1425 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

10. LaFollette Park City Market

1333 N Laramie Ave, Chicago, IL 60651
Boxes of fruit, vegetables, and produce at a market.
Carrots, peppers, and leafy greens.
Shutterstock

Get everything you need—veggies, fruit, meats, cheese, flowers and baked goods—at this market set in North Austin’s LaFollette Park. Vendors accept payment from Link and SNAP.

July 10 to September 14 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

1333 N Laramie Ave
Chicago, IL 60651

11. Division Street City Market

39 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60610

The city closes down a few blocks in the heart of the Gold Coast neighborhood to make way for buckets of green beans, bags of apples, bunches of asparagus, and bouquets of flowers. Vendors accept payment from Link and SNAP.

May 11 to October 26 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays

39 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60610

12. SOAR Farmers Market

220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

This market isn’t in a park or plaza—head to the Museum of Contemporary Art for a farmers market lined up outside its grand staircase.

June 5 to October 30 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays

220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

13. Austin Town Hall City Market

5610 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60644
In the foreground are red tomatoes in a box. In the background are various other types of produce.
Tomatoes, green beans, and zucchini.
Shutterstock

This market is in a new location this year and vendors accept Link and SNAP.

July 11 to September 5 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

5610 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60644

14. City Market at Daley Plaza

50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

Surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the Loop, this is the longest running farmers market in Chicago, according to the city. A perfect spot for a downtown lunch break.

May 10 to October 24 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays. No market on July 4.

50 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602

15. Green City Market in West Loop

115 S Sangamon St, Chicago, IL 60607

Head to Mary Bartelme Park for chef demonstrations and gorgeous city views.

June 1 to October 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays

115 S Sangamon St
Chicago, IL 60607

16. City Market at Federal Plaza

S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60604

Enjoy Do-Rite donuts underneath Alexander Calder’s red flamingo sculpture for the perfect midday break.

May 14 to October 29 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays

S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60604

17. Columbus Park City Market

500 S Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60644

Just on the border of Oak Park and Chicago, enjoy historic Columbus Park after getting all the greens. This market also accepts Link and SNAP payment.

July 9 to September 3 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays

500 S Central Ave
Chicago, IL 60644

18. Printers Row City Market

700 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60605

Located in pint-sized Printer’s Row Park, skip the crowded hustle of other markets and leisurely stroll through vendors with seasonal produce, baked goods, cheese, eggs, and flowers.

June 15 to October 26 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays

700 S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60605

19. Maxwell Street Market

619 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607

While you can get fresh produce and Mexican street food here—this isn’t just a farmer’s market. Find everything from furniture to clothing and rare collectibles at this massive market.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays year round

619 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60607

20. South Loop Farmers Market

1936 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

Artisanal vendors like Stamper Cheese, The Roof Crop, Yvolina’s Tamales, Organic Bread of Heaven all regularly sell their goods here.

June through September 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays

1936 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

21. McKinley Park Farmers Market

3705 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60609

This kid-friendly market features fresh eggs from the chicken coop, yoga, and musical performances.

June to September from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays

3705 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60609

22. Farmers market at The Plant

1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609

Organized by community-based nonprofit The Plant, this unique market grows much of its fresh products on-site. In addition, get your Tarot cards read or test out aromatherapy skincare products.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month

1400 W 46th St
Chicago, IL 60609

23. Bronzeville City Market

4700 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60615
Fruit and vegetables on a table.
Green beans, tomatoes, and cucumbers.
Shutterstock

This market is just off the 47th Street station Green Line.

July 8 to September 16 on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

4700 S King Dr
Chicago, IL 60615

24. 61st Street Farmers Market

6100 S Blackstone Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

In addition to local produce, this market has a series where experts share tips on sustainability.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays

Outside March to April at the intersection of 61st and Dorchester

Indoors November through April at 6100 S. Blackstone Avenue

6100 S Blackstone Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

25. South Shore Farmers Market

7337 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60649

The market location is minutes away from the lakefront and Rainbow Park beach.

From noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays

7337 S South Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60649

26. Englewood City Market

1219 W 76th St, Chicago, IL 60620
Barrels of produce at a market.
Green and yellow squash.
Shutterstock

This year the market is at a new location just outside of the Martin Luther King Roller Skating and Bowling Center. This market takes Link and SNAP for payment.

July 13 to September 14 at 10a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays

1219 W 76th St
Chicago, IL 60620

27. Pullman City Market

10701 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60628

Grab all the fresh produce you need and take a short walk to Chicago’s historic Pullman National Monument.

July 10 to October 30 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays

10701 S Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago, IL 60628