Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market

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

Farmers-Market-logo_2015_circle_transp.jpgThe Downtown Evanston market will be open for the season until November 7! 

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

Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market

FarmersMarketLocator_MAP.jpg The Downtown Evanston market will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from May 9 through November 7.
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.

Special Events

There's so much to do at the Market. Don't miss a Saturday!

The Friends of Evanston Farmer's Market will offer a wide range of exciting tent activities on the following dates: 

May 30 – Campus Kitchens – NU
June 6  – Campus Kitchens – NU 
June 13 – Heller Bees
June 27 – Hewn, Chef Ellen King
July 4 – Peckish Pig, Chef Debbie Evans
July 11 – Chef Nina Barrett
July 18– Campus Kitchens – NU
July 25 – Now We’re Cookin', Chef Nell Funk
August 8 – Found, Chef Nicole Pedersen
August 15 – District 65
August 22 – Heller Bees AND Firefighter cooking demo
August 29 – Farmhouse, Chef Eric Mansavage
September 5 – Chef’s Station, Chef Elio Romero
September 12 – Bravo, Chef Sven Lindroth
September 19 - Truck to Table Evanston Harvest Celebration; see above
October 24 – Campagnola, Chef Vince DiBattista

Want to be part of the market?

If you are an Evanston artist who would like to participate in the Homegrown Artists program, apply here.

West End Ethnic Market

Dates: To be announced
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

Dates: June 3-October 7 2015
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

Dates: To be announced
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 7am to 1pm
Location: McGaw YMCA, 1000 Grove St.
Stop by and purchase locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables.
More information