Cooler weather doesn’t have to mean the end of farmers’ markets and eating fresh and local. Hit these year-round markets around Chicago throughout the fall and winter to continue eating your favorite in-season foods and supporting local businesses.
From November to April, the popular Andersonville Farmers Market transitions to monthly winter events. On the third Sunday of every month, head inside the Swedish American Museum on Andersonville’s main drag to shop for fresh local produce and good eats. The market also puts on live music for customers to enjoy during the day.
The South Side also partakes in Chicago’s market scene, and the 61st Street Market usually runs outdoors in the Hyde Park and Woodlawn area. In the winter, though, it moves inside to the Experimental Station on Blackstone Avenue. Visit on Saturdays from 9am to 2pm and expect the freshest meat, cheeses, and produce around.
In an unlikely matchup, Chicago’s vibrant Mexican neighborhood features a marketplace held in a BBQ joint. Honky Tonk BBQ hosts the Pilsen Community Market every third Sunday from November to April. Expect a typical spread of fresh local foods, as well as the unique addition of clothes and jewelry vendors.
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum hosts this food market on Saturdays through the chilly months in Lincoln Park. Here you’ll find a diverse range of local producers, chefs, and quality foods at fair prices. Green City Market became Chicago’s first year-round market and always supports local farmers, businesses, and sustainable practices.
The market in Logan Square is one of Chicago’s most well known and well attended. It’s on every Sunday through October 30th on Logan Boulevard but moves inside for the winter on North Milwaukee Avenue and Spaulding. Enjoy it as Chicago’s only weekly winter market from 10am to 3pm. Note: Logan Farmers Market will be open on 12/22, from 3-8pm for everyone to load up for the holidays and break.
Every Sunday morning in Rogers Park, the Glenwood Sunday Market at Morse Red Line station has all your farmers’ market needs covered. Through October 30th, enjoy the weekly spread of fresh treats and ingredients along Glenwood Avenue in the shadow of the train tracks. And on November 6th and 20th and December 11th, visit the same vendors indoors at the neighboring Glenwood Bar. Come any time between 9am and 2pm to stock up for the week.