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Farmers Markets Return, New Night Markets Coming to Logan Square, Uptown

By Emily Morris | April 30, 2013 2:52pm
 Fresh produce for sale at Lincoln Square's Thursday evening farmers market on Oct. 4, 2012.
Fresh produce for sale at Lincoln Square's Thursday evening farmers market on Oct. 4, 2012.
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CHICAGO — Logan Square and Uptown residents can soon buy pastries, fruits, veggies and other summery treats at city farmers markets during the evening now that "spinoff" night markets are coming to the neighborhoods, the city announced Tuesday.

Each year, the city hosts farmers markets throughout the summer, and new to the table are the night market spinoffs as well as a new monthly market at 2720 W. Devon Ave. in the Republic Bank parking lot in the West Ridge neighborhood.

The night bazaars in Logan Square and Uptown will feature live performances of "Romeo and Juliet" presented by theater company The Hypocrites.

The markets, which kick off on May 11 and run through the end of October, feature produce, flowers, baked goods and performances, as well as arts and crafts.

Outdoor festivities officially open at Daley Plaza on May 16, when the winner of the sixth annual Reusable Bag Design Contest will be announced.

Finalists in the design contest are Juan Delao and Jose Melgoza from Lane Tech College Prep High School in Roscoe Village and Mara Hantanosas from Mather High School in West Ridge, the city said.

"Our Farmers Markets are cultural touchstones for the city, but more importantly they bring fresh product directly to our residents and visitors," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement. 

"We are proud to have added five new markets on the West Side last year, bringing a variety of fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and valuable nutritional information to underserved neighborhoods. This year, the new Spinoff Night Markets in Uptown and Logan Square will elevate and expand neighborhood cultural assets, a priority of the Chicago Cultural Plan."

The full farmers market schedule:



May 21 - Oct. 29, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Federal Plaza at Adams and Dearborn streets


June 25 – Oct. 29, 2-7 p.m., Columbus Park, Harrison Street and Central Avenue

Lincoln Square

June 4 - Oct. 29, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., City parking lot adjacent to Brown Line Station near Lincoln/Leland/Western avenues

Near North

June 4 - Oct. 29, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Museum of Contemporary Art Plaza, Chicago Avenue and Mies van der Rohe Way



June 26 – Oct. 30, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., La Follette Park, 1333 N. Laramie Ave.


July 10 - Oct. 30, 7 a.m. - 12 noon, Arcade Park, 111th and Cottage Grove Avenue



May 16 - Oct. 24, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Daley Plaza at Washington and Dearborn streets

June 27 - Oct. 31, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Willis Tower Plaza at 233 S. Wacker Drive

Hyde Park

June 6 - Oct. 31, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Harold Washington Park, 53rd Street and Hyde Park Boulevard



June 29 – Oct. 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St.


June 15 – Oct. 5, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Parking lot at 35th and Wallace St.

Near North

May 11 - Oct. 26, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Division and Dearborn streets between State and Clark streets

Lincoln Park

May 11 - Oct. 26, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Lincoln Park High School Parking Lot, Armitage Street and Orchard Avenue


June 15 - Oct. 26, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., North Center Town Square, Belle Plaine/Damen/Lincoln

Printers Row

June 15 - Oct. 26, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Printers Row Park, Dearborn and Polk streets

Southport Market

June 22-Oct. 5, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Blaine School, 1420 West Grace St.

West Humboldt Park

June 29 – Oct. 26, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., NHS Parking Lot, 3601 W. Chicago Ave.



May 12 - Oct. 27, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., City Parking Lot at the Southeast Corner at 95th Street and Longwood Drive

Garfield Park Conservatory

June 23 – Oct. 27, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Parking lot at 300 N. Central Park Ave.

South Shore

June 23 – Aug. 25, 1-5 p.m., Rainbow Beach Park parking lot, 77th Street and Lake Michigan

Wicker Park and Bucktown

June 2 - Oct. 27, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wicker Park and Damen Avenue

New monthly market

Devon Community Monthly Market

July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Republic Bank Parking Lot, 2720 W. Devon Ave.

New spinoffs

Logan Square Night Market

Wednesdays, June 26 - Sept. 4, 5-9 p.m., Palmer Square Park, Palmer Street and Sacramento Avenue

(The Logan Square Chamber of Commerce will still being hosting its farmers market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays May 19 through October 27, on Logan Boulevard between Milwaukee Avenue and Whipple Street.)

Argyle Market

Thursdays, June 27 - Sept. 19, 4-8 p.m., Argyle and Broadway streets