It’s no secret that Chicagoans love their local produce. Summertime in this city means the streets will fill with farmer’s markets and street markets of all variety. There are a few that, over the years, have proven to be the best, most well stocked, freshest produce and, overall, the most exciting. The General Manager of our hotel, Sara, is quite the expert when it comes to Chicago markets and has a fine taste for fresh fruits and vegetables that she may use while cooking for her family. She has recently shared with us a few of her favorite spots, and would like to share with you as well! Below is a list of these markets, and the dates which they are occurring.
One of the most well-known and well-liked farmer’s markets in Chicago, this market runs Saturdays, May through October from 7am-1pm. Not only does it provide the local produce and health, it also provides the education. Each year this market has grown tremendously, and to keep it running and progressive, they have added an entry fee. Find out more about the schedule on the website.
June through October, Tuesdays 7am-3pm. Seeing as this is our neighborhood spot, we like to swing by here on our way into the office for some fresh fruits and a healthy breakfast to get us through the work day and beautiful flowers to liven up our work space.
The only year-round market in Chicago, this one holds Monday through Saturday from 7am-7:30pm. This is a fully stocked market that provides local and imported produce and goods, along with grab-and-go foods for your day.
May through October on Sundays from 10am-3pm, this one is a local favorite. With a diverse selection of local produce and delicious baked goods, you’re sure to go home with a bag full of fine selections.