Farmers markets are a way to source local items for your culinary creations. From fresh produce to meats, cheeses, and local honey, farmers markets have so much in store. The Crème de la Crème team would like to share some of the best farmers markets in the Lincoln Park neighborhood and throughout the Chicago area.

Green City Market

Baskets of vegetables at a Chicago area farmers market.
Farmers’ Market by NatalieMaynor is licensed with CC BY 2.0

Green City Market has 54 vendors selling a vast array of items, including fresh-cut microgreens, plants, pasture-raised pork, beef, chicken, fresh cheeses, freshly baked bread, fermented foods, pickles, pesto, jams, preserves, honey, beeswax candles, bath products, and fresh pasta. They also offer seasonal pasta sauces, fruits, vegetables, cider, eggs, vinegar, pies, and pastries.

Green City Market offers various community programs for all ages. Lincoln Park market hours are Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in April and November and Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in May through October. You can find the Green City Market at 1817 N. Clark St.

Logan Square Farmers Market

At Logan Square Farmers Market, vendors sell everything from pet treats and coffee to fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats. Here are a few of the vendors you can expect to find at Logan Square Farmers Market:

  • Mushyface Natural Pet Treats: All-natural pet treats.
  • Scone House Cafe: Fresh, handcrafted scones.
  • Sfera Sicilian Street Food: Serving their specialty, arancini.
  • Kikwetu Coffee: Selling Kenyan coffee in bags, or you can sit down for a cup.
  • Kavnia Coffee Company: Serving the best cold brew coffee from carefully selected beans.
  • Zeitlin’s Delicatessen: An authentic Jewish deli serving bagels, fresh cream cheese, babka, and more.

Logan Square Farmers Market is held every Sunday from May 8 to Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3107 W. Logan Blvd.

Plant Chicago Farmers Market

At Plant Chicago, you’ll find an array of produce, flowers, vegan treats, baked goods, honey, body products, and more from a carefully selected variety of local vendors. The market also features live music for your entertainment and enjoyment, and you can get a bite to eat with prepared foods for sale.

Plant Chicago Farmers Market offers various activities for the whole family, including STEM workshops, dance lessons, and yoga. Composting is also available at the market, so bring your compost, which will be taken to a local composting site for free. The market runs on Saturdays from June 4 through Nov. 5 at Davis Square Park at the corner of 45th and Marshfield.

Maxwell Street Market

The Maxwell Street Market is an eclectic market with an international and Mexican flare. This street market has a storied history that started in the early 1900s, when immigrant families would have pushcarts and sell their goods to others from their carts. Fast-forward to today, and the Maxwell Street Market is a bargain hunter’s paradise featuring an array of international wares.

The market sells seasonal produce, household items, clothes, furniture, and collectibles and serves some incredible traditional Mexican food. The market runs on Sundays from Apr. 3 to Dec. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 800 S. Desplaines St.

Englewood Village Farmers Market

In its third year of existence, The Englewood Village Farmers Market is hosted by Grow Greater Englewood. The market offers fresh produce from local farmers and unique features like local partnerships with Urban Growers Collective and Growing Home. The market also holds chef demos. Music is a big part of the market, and Erik Jones hand-picks DJs and bands to perform, while Ernest Dawkins leads a drum circle.

The market runs on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Jun. 18 through Oct. 29. Englewood Village Farmers Market is located at Englewood Village Plaza on the corner of 58th and Halsted.

Pilsen Community Market

The decade-old Pilsen Community Market has a host of produce and products available, including fruits, vegetables, plants, pastries, honey, jewelry, and apparel. Parra Farms has covered all your produce needs, and Westside Bee Boyz offers local honey. Finish off your time at the market at Pupusas El Cipote, which serves delicious pupusa. The market runs on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from May 22 through Oct. 30 at Plaza Tenochtitlan, 1821 S. Blue Island Ave.

Daley Plaza Farmers Market

At the Daley Plaza Farmers Market, you’ll discover market staples such as fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as lunch fare that you can eat at nearby picnic tables. This lovely spot gives you an excellent excuse to get out of the office and grab lunch outdoors. The market runs on Thursdays from May through October from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can find the Daley Plaza Farmers Market on Washington and Clark Streets.

Wicker Park Farmers Market

The Wicker Park Farmers Market is 46 vendors strong. This market is lively, and in addition to all the produce and other goods for sale, it hosts a series of complimentary programs such as free yoga, meditation, and storytime for children. This sustainable market includes plastic-free vendors, and patrons are encouraged to bring their shopping totes to help. Composting is also available to reduce waste further.

The outdoor market season ends in October, but then an indoor version of the market runs on various dates from December through April from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check their website for specific dates. The market is located at 2018 W. North Ave.

Andersonville Farmers Market

The Andersonville Farmers Market boasts 30 vendors, making this North Side neighborhood market quite popular. You’ll find all your favorite farmers market fare here, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, but you’ll also find something more. This market has unique offerings from vendors serving cooked food to sample on-site or to take home and enjoy.

Savor some soup from Karl’s Craft Soup that will make you feel cozy and warm inside, indulge in savory rice balls from Onigiri Kororin, delight in the baklava from Sheekar Delights, and enjoy freshly baked bread from Lost Larson. The market runs on Wednesdays from May through October from 3 to 7 p.m. You can find Andersonville Farmers Market on Catalpa Avenue between Clark Street and Ashland Avenue.

From Lincoln Park to neighborhoods across the city, Chicago is a great place to find a farmers market near you. The Crème de la Crème of Lincoln Park team hopes you find time to visit one or more of these amazing farmers markets in the Chicago area. You’ll find a wide selection of fresh foods, entertainment, and more, so there’s something for everyone in your family to love.