Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market Set to Open May 5
The Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market will open for its 43rd season on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at University Pl. and Oak Ave., behind the Hilton Garden Inn.
The market will be held every Saturday through November 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free parking is available in the 1800 Maple Self Park Garage with ticket validation at the City of Evanston tent.
Visitors are encouraged to arrive to the market hungry, as food will be sold on site. This season, up to 58 vendors will sell a wide variety of goods, including fruits, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese, milk, eggs, baked goods and more.
LINK cards are accepted at the market. Again this year, LINK customers will be able to receive a match of up to $25 per Saturday.
Parents can get their kids involved in healthier eating through the Spud Club educational program. Children can obtain a punch card at the City of Evanston tent to be validated each week they visit the market. After seven punches, a prize is awarded!
Shoppers also will be able to purchase original artwork at the market. The Homegrown Artists showcase for Evanston artists and their work will be featured for 16 weeks, starting in mid-June.
Live animals and pets, other than service animals, are not allowed at the market. To learn more about the Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market, please visit cityofevanston.org/market or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, you may dial 311 directly while in Evanston.