The Ultimate 2019 Guide to Chicago-Area Farmers Markets

Finally, summer is upon us and farmers market season is back in full swing. Local markets bring us city (and suburb) folk fresh fruits and vegetables, music, baked goods, and more, and the markets offer the perfect way to support local farmers. Here’s our ultimate list of pretty much every farmers market in Chicago and the neighboring suburbs.

Chicago

Farmers Markets Around Chicago
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61st Street Farmers Market

  • May 11 to Oct. 26
  • Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Andersonville Farmers Market

  • May 1 to Oct. 30
  • Wednesdays, 3-8 p.m.

Argyle Night Market

  • July 11 to Aug. 29
  • Thursdays, 5-9 p.m.

Back of the Yards Community Market

  • June 5 to Sept. 25
  • Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m.

Bridgeport City Market

  • July 15 to Sept. 16
  • Mondays, 4-8 p.m.

Bronzeville City Market

  • July 7 to Sept. 8
  • Sundays, noon to 4 p.m.

City Market at Daley Plaza

  • May 9 to Oct. 24 (no July 4)
  • Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

City Market at Federal Plaza

  • May 14 to Oct. 29
  • Tuesdays, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Colombus Park City Market

  • July 9 to Sept. 3
  • Tuesdays, 2-7 p.m.

Division Street City Market

  • May 11 to Oct. 26
  • Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Edgewood Farmers Market

  • June 15 to Oct. 12
  • Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Englewood City Market

  • July 13 to Sept. 14
  • Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fulton Market EXPO

  • May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, and Oct. 5
  • Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gary Comer Youth Center Farmers Market

  • June 18 to Oct. 29
  • Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m.

Glenwood Sunday Market

  • June 2 to Oct. 27
  • Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Green City Market — Lincoln Park

  • May through October
  • Saturdays and Wednesdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Green City Market — West Loop

  • June through October
  • Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hyde Park Farmers Market

  • June 6 to Oct. 31
  • Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jefferson Park Sunday Market

  • June 9 to Oct. 27
  • Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lincoln Square Farmers Market

  • June 4 to Oct. 29
  • Tuesdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lincoln Park Farmers Market

  • May 25 to Oct. 26
  • Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Logan Square Farmers Market

  • May 12 to Oct. 27
  • Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Low-Line Market (Lakeview)

  • June 6 to Sept. 12
  • Thursdays, 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Loyola Farmers Market

  • June 3 to Oct. 14
  • Mondays, 4-8 p.m.

Northcenter Farmers Market

  • June 22 to Oct. 26
  • Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

North Park Community Market

  • June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, and Oct. 20
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pilsen Farmers Market

  • May through October
  • Sundays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Printers Row City Market

  • June 15 to Oct. 26
  • Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Portage Park Farmers Market

  • June 2, June 16, June 30, July 21, Aug. 4, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Sept. 29, and Oct. 6
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pullman City Market

  • July 10 to Oct. 30
  • Wednesdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ravenswood Farmers Market

  • June 12 to Oct. 16
  • Wednesdays, 4-8 p.m.

SOAR Farmers Market at the MCA

  • June 4 to Oct. 29
  • Tuesdays, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

South Loop Farmers Market

  • June 6 to Sept. 26
  • Thursdays, 4-8 p.m.

West Humboldt Park Market

  • June 29 to Oct. 5
  • Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wicker Park Farmers Market

  • June 2 to Oct. 27
  • Sundays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Suburbs

Updated list from our article by Samantha Kiersey

Farmers Markets — Chicago and Suburbs
Photo by Anne Preble on Unsplash.

Aurora Farmers Market Downtown

  • June 8 to Oct. 12
  • Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon

Aurora Farmers Market West

  • July 10 to Sept. 11
  • Wednesdays, noon to 4 p.m.

Batavia Farmers Market

  • June 27 to Oct. 10
  • Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon

Barrington Farmers Market

  • June 13 to Oct. 17
  • Thursdays, 3-7 p.m.

Buffalo Grove Farmers Market

  • June 16 to Oct. 13 (closed Sept. 1)
  • Sundays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Crystal Lake Farmers Market

  • Begins June 1
  • Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Deerfield Farmers Market

  • June 15 to Oct. 12
  • Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Downtown Downers Grove Market

  • May 11 to Oct. 19
  • Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Elgin Farmers Market

  • June 7 to Oct. 4
  • Fridays, 3-7 p.m.

Elmhurst Farmers Market

  • June 5 to Oct. 30
  • Wednesdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Downtown Evanston Farmers Market

  • May 4 to Nov. 2
  • Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Glencoe French Market

  • Begins June 8
  • Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Glenview Farmers Market

  • June 22 to Oct. 26
  • Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon

Grayslake Farmers Market

  • June 5 to Sept. 25
  • Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m.

Highwood’s Evening Market

  • June 5 to Aug. 28 (closed July 3)
  • Wednesdays, 4:30-9:30 p.m.

Hinsdale Farmers Market

  • June 3 to Oct. 14
  • Mondays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lake Bluff Farmers Market

  • June 7 to Oct. 11
  • Fridays, 7 a.m. to noon

La Grange Farmers Market

  • May 1 to Oct. 2
  • Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Libertyville Farmers Market

  • May 30, June 6, and June 20 to Oct. 17
  • Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Naperville Farmers Market

  • June 6 to Sept. 26 (closed July 4)
  • Thursdays, 3-7 p.m.

Northbrook Farmers Market

  • June 19 to Oct. 9
  • Wednesdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Palatine Farmers Market

  • May to October
  • Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Park Ridge Farmers Market

  • May 25 to Oct. 26
  • Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ravinia Farmers Market

  • June 5 to Oct. 30
  • Wednesdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Schaumburg Farmers Market

  • June to October
  • Fridays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wilmette French Market

  • April 20 to Nov. 2
  • Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Winnetka Farmers Market

  • June 1 to Oct. 19 (closed June 22)
  • Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

Don’t see your favorite farmers market on this list? Drop us a line at [email protected] and let us know which ones we’re missing.


Because You’re Not the Only One Who’s Hungry…

The next time you visit your favorite farmers market, take a moment to remember how fortunate you are to be able to enjoy such fresh food. Feed your stomach, then your soul by paying forward your good fortune and supporting one of these food-centric nonprofits.


Macaire Douglas lives in Chicago with her husband and two sons. She proudly supports Share Our Spare, a local nonprofit that collects goods for children in need.