important announcement: covid-19
5/7/2020: 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.
The Chicago Farmers Market Collective is working together to compile resources for people to support our local vendors through pick up locations, home delivery, or Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) options. Please follow updates closely as each market will have its own resources specific to their vendors and community needs.
When farmers markets in the city of Chicago do open, operations and procedures will vary, but expect scheduled pick up appointments, required social distancing and use of PPE and hand sanitizing products and/or handwash sinks separate shopping hours for elderly and/or vulnerable customers Please note markets will not allow the sale of unwrapped prepared foods,sampling, cooking demos or cooking onsite in any way.