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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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Glenwood Sunday Market

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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.

Andersonville Farmers Market

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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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Lincoln Square Farmers Market

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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)

Horner Park Farmers Market

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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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Independence Park Farmers Market

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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

Low-Line Market at Southport

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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

Logan Square Farmers Market

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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

Green City Market Lincoln Park

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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.

Wicker Park Farmers Market

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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

LaFollette Park City Market

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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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Division Street City Market

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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

SOAR Farmers Market

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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

Austin Town Hall City Market

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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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City Market at Daley Plaza

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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.

Green City Market in West Loop

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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

City Market at Federal Plaza

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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

Columbus Park City Market

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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

Printers Row City Market

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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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Maxwell Street Market

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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

Maxwell Street Market (Photo by Adam Alexander Photography)

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South Loop Farmers Market

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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

McKinley Park Farmers Market

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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

Farmers market at The Plant

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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

Bronzeville City Market

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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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61st Street Farmers Market

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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

South Shore Farmers Market

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

From noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays

Englewood City Market

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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

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Pullman City Market

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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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Glenwood Sunday Market

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.

Andersonville Farmers Market

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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Lincoln Square Farmers Market

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)

Horner Park Farmers Market

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

Boxes of herbs and produce at a market. Shutterstock

Independence Park Farmers Market

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

Low-Line Market at Southport

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

Logan Square Farmers Market

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

Green City Market Lincoln Park

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.

Wicker Park Farmers Market

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

LaFollette Park City Market

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.

Boxes of fruit, vegetables, and produce at a market.
Carrots, peppers, and leafy greens.
Shutterstock

Division Street City Market

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

SOAR Farmers Market

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

Austin Town Hall City Market

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.

In the foreground are red tomatoes in a box. In the background are various other types of produce.
Tomatoes, green beans, and zucchini.
Shutterstock

City Market at Daley Plaza

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.

Green City Market in West Loop

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

City Market at Federal Plaza

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

Columbus Park City Market

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

Printers Row City Market

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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Maxwell Street Market

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

Maxwell Street Market (Photo by Adam Alexander Photography)

Posted by Maxwell Street Market on Saturday, May 2, 2015

South Loop Farmers Market

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

McKinley Park Farmers Market

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

Farmers market at The Plant

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

Bronzeville City Market

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.

Fruit and vegetables on a table.
Green beans, tomatoes, and cucumbers.
Shutterstock

61st Street Farmers Market

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

South Shore Farmers Market

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

From noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays

Englewood City Market

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

Barrels of produce at a market.
Green and yellow squash.
Shutterstock

Pullman City Market

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