Top Chicago Farmers’ Markets 2014

A table of tomatos at Chicago's Green City Market.

A table of tomatos at Chicago’s Green City Market. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love to go to some of the top Chicago Farmer’s Markets for fresh produce and flowers. Some offer live music. I often talk to the vendors and ask for suggestions on how to prepare heirloom tomatoes and luscious berries.VIno con Vista on the Beach in Nice

English: A basket of garlic (allium sativum) o...

English: A basket of garlic (allium sativum) offered for sale at the farmers’ market in Rochester, Minnesota (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fresh Produce at the Market

Fresh Produce at the Market

Chicago’s Downtown Farmstand

Year Round

Chicago Originals Award

Chicago Originals Award

66 E. Randolph

Monday-Friday: 11 am – 7 pm & Saturday: 11 am – 4 pm

Ospitalita Italiana Plaque for Italian Village

Ospitalita Italiana Plaque for Italian Village

 

“Chicago’s Farmers Markets bring more than 70 vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers to neighborhoods throughout the City of Chicago.” Check them out so you can cook like an award-winning Chicago farm to table chef.

Scampi Casalinga Appetizer at Italian Village

Scampi Casalinga Appetizer at Italian Village

 

Chef Derek Simcik at the Atwood Cafe www.atwoodcafe.com

Chef Derek Simcik at the Atwood Cafe http://www.atwoodcafe.com

The Chicago French Market

The Chicago French Market is the only year around, indoor market. It has about nearly thirty-specialty vendors with fresh as well as prepared food options.

Monday through Friday Saturday
131 N. Clinton
8:30am-5:30pm

Vino con Vista Nice

Market

Daley Plaza 

Christkindlmarket Chicago 2012

Christkindlmarket and specialty events for the holidays.

Year round

50 W. Washington
Segovia Spain

 

Mayor Daley

Mayor Daley

 

Federal Plaza

May 29 – Oct. 30, 2012

Adams & Dearborn (230 S – 50 W)

Every Tuesday 7 am – 3 pm

Daley Plaza 

May 24-Oct. 18, 2012

Washington & Dearborn

Every Thursday 7 am – 3 pm

Segovia Spain

 

Museum of Contemporary Art/Streeterville

June 5- Oct. 30

Chicago & Mies van der Rohe Way

Every Tuesday 7 am – 3 pm

Art: Sailor and Nurse

Art: Sailor and Nurse

Willis Tower

Chicago Architecture

Chicago

June 14-Oct. 25, 2012

233 S. Wacker Dr.

Every Thursday 7 am – 3 pm

Products include fresh fruits and vegetables, plants and unique homemade food.

Printers Row

June 9-Oct. 27, 2012

Dearborn & Polk (Printers Row Park)

Every Saturday 7 am – 1 pm

City Farm Market Stand

July 10-Sept. 28

1204 N. Clybourn Ave.

Tuesday-Friday 1 – 5:30 pm

Green City Market

May 5-Oct. 31

1800 block of North Clark St. in Lincoln Park

Wednesdays and Saturdays 7 am – 1 pm

Lincoln Park

 Fountain in Chicago in Grant Park

Fountain in Chicago in Grant Park

May 12-Oct. 27

Armitage & Orchard

Every Saturday 7 am – 1 pm

Division Street

Antipasto at Phil Stefani's 437 Rush

Antipasto at Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush

May 12-Oct. 27

Divison & Dearborn

Every Saturday 7 am – 1 pm

Division Street Farmers Market opens on May 12th with vendors selling a variety of goods. This market accepts the LINK card.

Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square

Sundays 8am-2pm

Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square

June Through October
Municipal Parking Lot @ N. Lincoln and W. Leland adjacent to the Brown Line Station
Thursdays 4pm – 8pm (until 7:00 pm after Labor Day)

Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square

Northcenter

June 16-Oct. 27

Belle Plaine/Damen/Lincoln (North Center Town Square)

Every Saturday 7 am – 1 pm

Southport Market

June 23-Sept. 8

Blaine School, 1420 W. Grace

Every Saturday 8 am – 2 pm

Logan Square

This is one of my favorites with baked goods and prepared foods from restaurants as well as fresh produce and flowers. In the winter, the market moves to Pierre’s Bakery.

May through October November through April
Logan Bl. From Milwaukee Ave. to Whipple 2755 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Sundays. 10am-3pm

Wine Blog Awards 2012 in Portland Oregon

Wine Blog Awards in Portland Oregon

June 3-Oct. 28

Intersection of Logan Blvd. and Milwaukee Ave.

 

Légumes

Légumes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wicker Park & Bucktown

The appraised chef, Rick Bayless, has been known to make his rounds through this market; that right there says something about the quality of produce they provide.

June Through October
1425 N. Damen Avenue
Sundays 8am-2pm

Grant Park Chicago

Grant Park Chicago

 

Jefferson Park Sunday Market

June 24-Oct. 21

Copernicus Center

5216 W. Lawrence Ave

Every Sunday 10 am – 2 pm

Saturdays 7am-1pm

Andersonville Farmers Market

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May Through October
Berwyn Ave. & Clark
Wednesday 3pm-8pm
Beginning in September 3pm-7pm

Chicago Nettelhorst French Market

The Chicago Nettelhorst French Market is organized by Bensidoun USA, which is “a company dedicated to farmers markets and what they stand for. They began almost sixty-years ago in France and they have expanded their touches to Chicago. This market unites local growers, as well as offers a hint of France to divulge in flavors that you do not find at your everyday market.”

April Through November
Nettelhorst School, Broadway & Melrose
Saturdays 8am-2pm

Wine

Wine

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

 

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