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The Season Has Arrived For Chicago Farmers Markets


Fruit and vegetable vendor

Chicago's Farmers Markets bring more than 70 vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers to neighborhoods throughout the City of Chicago.



Information and Resources

2015 Chicago Farmers Markets and Community Markets Programs Rules & Regulations for Growers, Food Producers, and Non-Food Vendors  City of Chicago Rahm Emanuel, Mayor Michelle Boone, Commissioner  City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (PDF)2015 Rules & Regulations (PDF)


Growing Calendar (.xls)

Floral Growing Calendar (.xls)


Recipes - Farmers' Market Pasta Salad (Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck)



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Fresh Fruit • Vegetables • Plants •  Flowers • Baked Goods

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Thursday, May 14, at 11:30am

Daley Plaza (Washington & Dearborn)

COUNTRY Financial will announce the winner of the 8th Annual Reusable Bag Design Contest. The winning design from a Chicago Public Schools student was based on the theme “Live, Love, Be Green” and will be featured on thousands of reusable bags distributed throughout the season. This year’s finalists, each of whom will receive a scholarship award, are: Christopher Duran, a senior at Mather High School; David Paredes, a junior at Mather High School; and Zhi Wei Tan, a junior at Lincoln Park High School.


2015 Farmers Market Schedule

2015 Farmers Market Schedule

Complete schedule of the farmers markets taking place in Chicago.


2015 Applications

2015 Applications

Deadline Extended to Friday, May 15.


Rules and Regulations (PDF)

Rules and Regulations (PDF)

Rules & Regulations for Growers, Food Producers, and Non-Food Vendors.


















 Daley Plaza Farmers Market

Daley Plaza Farmers Market

The Daley Plaza Farmers Market takes place on Thursdays from 7am-3pm.


Schedule and Costs (PDF)

Schedule and Costs (PDF)

Schedule and costs of stalls/space.


Seasonality Chart

Seasonality Chart

Find out when your favorite fruits and vegetables are in season.





Maxwell Street MarketLike markets? DCASE also operates Maxwell Street Market (800 S. Desplaines St.), a Chicago tradition of bargains and bargaining with an international flavor, open year round on Sundays, 7am–3pm. For details, visit