Farmers Markets Chicago

If you are looking for the best farmer’s markets in Chicago then you have come to the right place. There are lots of great farmer’s markets in the area, but we have put together this guide to the very best ones.

Farmers Markets Chicago

Whether you want a fun day out, some great hot food, or the best local produce, there is something for everyone on this list. Keep reading to find out more. 

1. Edgebrook Farmers Market 

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Edgebrook Farmers Market is a seasonal farmer’s market that runs from July 2nd to September 28th every year. It takes place at Edgebrook Park, on the intersection of Central and Hiawatha Avenue.

It opens at 9am and closes at 1pm, so you can spend the whole morning browsing the stalls. 

Each week there are different sponsors, and registration is open to newcomers all season long so there will be plenty of variety each week.

You can expect to see pumpkins from Nicole Flores, fresh fruit and vegetables from Parra Farms beautiful flowers from Big Boy Flowers, vegan skin and home products from DFG designs, fresh meat from Heartland Superior Meats, various types of breads and pastries from Montelimar breads, and much more! 

2. Horner Park Farmers Market  

Horner Park Farmers Market is a seasonal farmer’s market that runs from June 4th to October 22nd. It is an open air market held at Horner Park, 2741 West Montrose Avenue.

You have from 9am until 1pm to wander around and take in all of the sights and smells. This is a very popular market with the locals, and it has a friendly community atmosphere. 

There are lots of products on offer at Horner Park farmer’s market, including cooking sauces from Soothsayer, unprocessed honey and lots of fruit and vegetables from Les Rodriguez Farm, pickles and relishes from Dilly Dally Provisions, and plenty of hot food stalls to choose from for your lunch.

There is a stage for live music, and weather permitting there are also outdoor yoga classes. 

3. Logan Square Farmers Market  

The Logan Square Farmers Market has been running since 2005. It takes place at 3025-3113 West Logan Boulevard every Sunday from May 8th to October 30th.

To get the best pick of the produce you will need to be up bright and early as it starts at 7am, but it runs until 3pm so if you are just going for a browse then you have plenty of time. 

This award winning market has some fantastic vendors offering great products, including natural pet treats from Mushyface Cookie Co., fresh scones from Scone House Cafe, Kenyan style coffee from Kikwetu Coffee, Jewish style deli food from Zeitlin’s Delicatessen, and Sicillian street food from Sfera.

You can also get fresh flowers, cooking sauces, and much more. 

4. Wicker Park Farmers Market  

Wicker Park Farmers market runs from May 15th to October 30th every Sunday from 8am until 2pm.

You can find it at 1425 North Damen Avenue, but throughout the winter months it pops up on select days at an indoor location called the Robey.

The market holds specific days to promote certain types of businesses, such as women-owned businesses and sustainable and eco-friendly businesses.

You are always encouraged to bring your own bags to reduce waste. 

Some of the amazing vendors you can find at Wicker Park farmer’s market include Oscar Villa Honey, Windy City Mushroom, Bennetts Farm, Taste Basket House, Tamales Express, Twisted Olive, Dulce Caramel Company, 2Twenty Bakery, and Pickled Prince.

There is so much on offer that you will find yourself wanting to come back time and time again to sample everything. 

5. South Loop Farmers Market  

South Loop farmer’s market can be found at 632 South Dearborn Street every Saturday. It is seasonal, running from May 28th to October 15th between 9am and 1pm.

The same farmer’s market runs on Thursday evenings at Grant Park on the Southeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Roosevelt Road. 

You are in for a real treat with the amazing vendors at this market.

You will find Baked Cheese Haus offering Scandinavian delicacies, Banato serving sugar free and dairy free frozen treats, Baskethouse offering plant based baked goods, Blossom who offer superfood drinks, Donutistry who make both vegan and non-vegan donuts, meat and eggs from Finn’s Ranch, plant-based empanadas from Fons Empanadas, and hand-crafted fresh pasta from Gemma’s Food. 

6. SOAR Farmer’s Market  

From June 7th to October 25th you can find SOAR farmer’s market at 220 East Chicago Avenue. It is open from 7am until 2pm and offers a fantastic selection of seasonal produce and local products.

This open-air market is very popular and has a vibrant atmosphere, so it makes for a wonderful morning out. 

Some of the star vendors at SOAR farmer’s market include women and Latinx owned company Back Of The Yards Coffee, Bennison’s Bakery who have been in operation since 1938, Ellis Family Farm who offer excellent plants and herbs, vegetarian and vegan soups from Karl’s Kraft Soup, organic produce from Lane’s End Farm, season fruit and vegetables from Nichols Farm and Orchard, and fresh soy products from Phoenix Bean. 

7. Lincoln Square Farmers Market 

Lincoln Square farmer’s market is seasonal but it runs further into the Winter than some of the others. It takes place every Tuesday from May 3rd through to November 22nd between 7am and 2pm.

You can find it at 2309 West Leland Avenue. This market also operates on Thursday afternoons at the same location. 

There are over 40 vendors every week at the Lincoln Square farmer’s market.

You will find handcrafted specialty breads from Breadman Baking, fresh vegetables from Lavefor Farm, seasonal produce along with cider, jams and honey from Mick Klug Farm, organic sourdough bread from Nourish, seasonal vegetables along with pasta sauces and salsas and more from River Valley Ranch, locally made cheese from Stamper Cheese, honey and beeswax products from John Bailey Honey, and many more.  

8. Jefferson Park Farmers Market 

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Jefferson Park Farmers Market takes place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month between June 12th and October 23rd. It is open from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm and can be found at 4818 North Long Avenue.

During the winter months, the market takes place at an indoor location, the Copernicus Center, between 10am and 2pm. 

Jefferson Park farmer’s market has several unique features. There is a plant swap at the beginning of each season to allow gardeners to share the proceeds of their plant divisions and prepare for the upcoming season.

They also offer stalls to arts and crafts vendors as well as food vendors to offer more variety to guests coming to the market, and to support more local businesses. 

Some of the fantastic vendors available at this market are Buckaroo Pepper Jam, Cathie’s K9 Treats, Everything Nice Spice, Hilary’s Cookies, Nal’s Kitchen, Mavras Greek Oil, Marek’s Polish Foods, Pride Coffee Roasters, Tamales Express, T-Dog Hot Sauce, The Eating Well, Collectiv Chicago, City Bee Savers, and Distinct Bath & Body.  

9. North Park Farmers Market  

North Park Farmers Market is not just a farmer’s market, but a community market and a place for people to get together. It runs on certain Sundays between June and October – you can see all the dates on their website.

The market is open from 10am until 2pm and is located at 5527 North Kimball Avenue in the parking lot of Peterson Elementary school. 

There are lots of vendors at this market, including Above Average Candle Studio, Hilary’s Cookies, Chicago Massage Studio, Bennett Farms, Jimmy Beans Coffee, Montelimar Bread Co., Nuts To Go, Aly’s Animals, Cedillos Produce, Arbori Woodwork Design, Dala Ceramics, Pet Wants, Round Trip Records and many more. 

This is a smaller market than some of the others but it still has fantastic variety and is a great place to visit. 

10. 61st Street Farmers Market  

This farmer’s market is seasonal and takes place every Saturday from May 14th to October 29th. It is located at 1400 East 61st Street and is open from 9am until 2pm.

It aims to improve affordability and availability of fresh, healthy food for local residents as well as supporting local businesses. 

The market is also available on select dates throughout the Winter at 6100 South Blackstone Avenue – you can find the full details on the website. 

There are at least 20-30 vendors at the market throughout the entire season.

These include Bike a Bee, an urban beekeeping project offering honey-based products, Earnest Earth, a neighborhood farm on the West Side of Chicago offering seasonal produce, Faith’s Farm, a free-range organic farm committed to endangered livestock, Joe’s Blues who specialize in blueberries along with other berries and freshly pressed juices, and Mint Creek farm who offer grass-fed organic meat.

This is only a small selection of the unique and inspiring vendors you can find at 61st Street Farmers Market. 


These farmer’s markets are all within the city of Chicago. They offer great support to local businesses and make a fantastic day out, as well as a good alternative to grocery stores.

Amelia Haslehurt
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