2024 Chicago Farmers Markets Schedule

April 29, 2024

DCASE Communications    dcase@cityofchicago.org

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Supporting local farmers and fresh eating, all City markets offer SNAP and Link Match


CHICAGO – The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) welcomes the 2024 season of Chicago Farmers Markets, selling fresh produce and goods from local vendors and farmers downtown and citywide. Chicago’s longest-running farmers market on the Daley Plaza kicks off Thursday, May 23 (7am–2pm) and runs weekly through October 24, featuring more than 40 vendors.

Daley Plaza Farmers Market vendor highlights include new vendors Sandry's Holy Coffee, Nala's Family Kitchen, Joibilee Popping Co., A Slice of Hope Pastries, The Hive Supply Co., and Daly’s Donuts, alongside longtime favorites Ellis Family Farms, Leely Chai Co. (formerly Bhoomi Chai Co), Danie's Natural Juice Blends, Nuts To Go, Twisted Olive Imports, and more.

Chicago Farmers Markets take place in neighborhoods across the city from Division Street to Roseland, downtown to Austin. Many markets serve communities with limited access to fresh produce and areas designated low-income, low-access by the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Link Up Illinois (a program of Experimental Station) has been making it easier for Illinois residents to access fresh, local food since 2011. Through their Link Match program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits go even further at participating farmers markets and farm stands. Corey Chatman of Experimental Station shared, “This program not only helps families afford healthy options, but also supports local producers and strengthens our communities' food systems. Every time you visit the SNAP/Link booth, they will match your purchases dollar-for-dollar with Link Match up to $25 per swipe.”

This year, the Daley Plaza Farmers Market is once again partnering with Urban Canopy, continuing their commitment to fostering a sustainable and inclusive food system by gathering surplus goods from vendors to donate to the Chicagoland Food Sovereignty Coalition. Additionally, they provide a vital service by collecting compostable items from vendors and the public, free of charge, to be composted.

For a complete list of farmers markets, visit ChicagoFarmersMarkets.us; Facebook (Chicago Farmers Markets), Instagram (@ChicagoFarmersMarkets) and X (@ChicagoDCASE) (#ChicagoFarmersMarkets).

The Chicago Farmers Markets are produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and sponsored in part by Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).


2024 Chicago Farmers Markets

Schedule subject to change

*Denotes a Community Partner market, supported by DCASE but run independently.

Complete list of all farmers markets, available at ChicagoFarmersMarkets.us


Pullman City Market*
11100 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
July 10–October 30



These markets will be closed on Thursday, July 4th

Daley Plaza Farmers Market
50 W. Washington St.
May 23–October 24

Austin Town Hall Farmers Market*
5610 W. Lake St.
June 6–October 31



Division Street Farmers Market
100 W. Division St.
May 18–October 26

Mercado de Colores*
Little Village Farmers Market
4345 W. 26th St.
June 1–October 5



Bronzeville Farmers Market*   
4700 S. King Dr. 
July 14– October 20


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