In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is proud of the more than 60 farmers markets across Chicago that have proudly served residents from all neighborhoods. Under the guidance of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and to ensure Chicago continues to flatten the COVID-19 curve and slow the rate of increase in total cases in the city, we are postponing the opening of all city and farmer markets until after May 30. The health and safety of our visitors, event attendees and staff members remain our highest priority at DCASE and we appreciate everyone's cooperation and patience during this difficult time.
Over the next several weeks, DCASE will be working with market organizers to put in place public health safeguards, guidelines and processes to ensure markets can safely resume when permitted by the City of Chicago and the Department of Public Health.
We continue to closely monitor developments around COVID-19 and will certainly be in touch over the next several weeks to communicate the latest information on our reopening process. Please refer to the Chicago Department of Public Heath’s website, chicago.gov/coronavirus, for the latest local updates on the response to COVID-19.
The independent Chicago Farmers Market Collective is posting information on some markets and farm vendors that are offering online or curbside sales at www.chicagofarmersmarketcollective.org/online-farmers-market.
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Chicago City Markets sell fresh seasonal produce, flowers, prepared foods, unique Chicago-made products and rare finds – at Chicago’s longest running farmers market on Daley Plaza, the historic Maxwell Street Market and a dozen more community markets in neighborhoods across Chicago.
A Chicago tradition of bargains and bargaining with an international flavor.
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