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Downtown Farmers' Market On Saturdays

Post Date:04/22/2019 10:27 AM

FarmersMarket_JoeAgnew_400pxThe Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market will kick off its 44th season on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

The market will be held every Saturday through November 2, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at University Place and Oak Avenue, behind the Hilton Garden Inn. 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 60 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 children involved in healthier eating through the Farmers' Market's free Spud Club program. Children ages 2 to 10 years old can obtain a punch card at the City of Evanston tent to be validated each week they visit the market. The first 80 children to sign up will receive a free goodie bag.

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, residents may simply dial 311 while in Evanston.

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