Buy Local, Eat Fresh

With the warm weather comes Chicago’s outdoor Farmers Markets; stroll the streets and browse the different vendors that are exhibited.  Each market brings in nearly 100 stands displaying a variety of fruits, veggies, plants, and flowers for Chicago patrons to chose from. Farmers Markets can be found throughout the different neighborhoods in the city and most will continue until the end of October.

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Lincoln Park will be hosting their market every Saturday from 7am to 1pm at the Lincoln Park High School, 2001 North Orchard Street. The Southport Market (1420 W. Grace) will take place every Saturday at Blaine School from 8am to 2pm. Downtown will also play host to many markets; check out the Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn St.,  every Tuesday from 7am to 3pm or Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington,  every Thursday from 7am to 3pm. Click here for the complete listings of the markets both downtown and in the neighborhoods.

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Along with Farmers Markets, Green City Market is the perfect place to check out local vendors. The market takes place outdoors on Wednesdays and  Saturdays. Along with the shopping, Green City Market offers an array of different programs available to the public including: chef demonstrations, field trips, tasting series and much, much more. To see all the programs offered at Green City Market, click here.

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The Green City Market takes place at 1750 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60614, the south end of Lincoln Park. You can take the following CTA bus routes to Green City Market: 22 Clark, 36 Broadway, 73 Armitage, 151 Sheridan, 156 LaSalle. The closest train station is 0.4 miles away at the Sedgwick Brown Line. The market offers discounted 2-hour parking at the Chicago History Museum.