Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market

In 2015, the Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market celebrated its 40th year!


The Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market is now closed for the season.

Follow Evanston Markets on Facebook for year-round updates on Evanston farmers' markets or visit Friends of Evanston Markets.

Winter Market at Ecology Center

Dates: December 5, 2015 through April 30, 2016 (no market on December 26 and January 2).
Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., Evanston

Immanuel Church Winter Market

Dates: December 5 & 19, January 16 & 30, February 13 and 27, March 12 and 19, April 9 and 23.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake Street, Evanston
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Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market

FarmersMarketLocator_MAP.jpg The Downtown Evanston market is held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from early May through early November.
Location: Intersection of University Place and Oak Ave (behind Hilton Garden Inn, east of East Railroad Ave).

The Farmers’ Market is accessible via CTA Bus #93 and runs every 25-30 minutes on Saturdays. Check for real-time info and bus arrival and departure schedules.

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The market has a festive atmosphere and is a real crowd-pleaser! As many as 58 vendors sell a wide variety of goods each week, including fruits, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese, eggs and bakery items. LINK cards are accepted. Please note that dogs are not allowed at the market (with an exception for service animals). 

Parking is free in the adjacent 1800 Maple Avenue Self Park Garage with ticket validation at the City of Evanston tent.

LINK is the name of the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system used in Illinois to distribute food and cash assistance benefits authorized under several federal and state programs, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps.

Want to be part of the 2016 Market?

If you are an Evanston artist who would like to participate in the Homegrown Artists program, or a food or product vendor, please email Myra Gorman or call her at 847-448-8045.

West End Ethnic Market

Day/Time: Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Intersection of Church St. and Dodge Ave. (ETHS parking lot)

LINK cards are accepted at the West End Market.

Ridgeville Market

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 3:30 to 7 p.m. (or until dark)
Location: Intersection of Ridge Ave. and South Blvd.
Contact: Michael Miro, Manager, 847-869-5640
This is south Evanston's only mid-week farmers' market. You can stock up on fresh, local produce, artisan breads, freshly ground coffee, and great cookies. Connect with local growers and vendors, while you take in the music and park atmosphere. More information

McGaw YMCA Market

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: McGaw YMCA, 1000 Grove St.
Stop by and purchase locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables.
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