The weather outside is heating up, which can only mean one thing: Farmer’s Market season in Chicago is coming! If you’re a city-dweller here in the downtown area, you don’t need us to tell you how sweet—and convenient—a location farmer’s market can be.
From all the awesome goodies and fresh produce to just the welcome hustle-and-bustle in the neighborhood after a long, dark, and cold winter, there’s just something about a farmer’s market here in Chicago that puts us all in a good, summery mood.
Starting later this month, roughly 150 farmer’s markets will be coming to Chicago and its suburbs, bringing locals a vast selection of their favorite fruits, veggies, and more from states all around the Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
Although some markets have already begun, here’s some of the downtown Farmer’s Markets worth checking out around downtown Chicago:
Federal Plaza: Adams Street and Dearborn Parkway, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19-Oct. 27 (accepts Link card).
Museum of Contemporary Art/Streeterville SOAR market: Museum plaza, 220 E. Chicago Ave., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. June 2-Oct. 27
Daley Plaza: Washington Street and Dearborn Parkway, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 14-Oct. 29 (accepts Link card).
South Loop (NEW): 1936 S. Michigan Ave., 4-8 p.m. June 25-Oct. 15.
Willis Tower Plaza: 233 S. Wacker Drive, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. June 25-Oct. 29 (accepts Link card).
Printers Row: Printers Row Park, Polk and Dearborn streets, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. June 20-Oct. 24 (accepts Link card).
For a complete look at farmer's markets in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, check out the Chicago Tribune list here