Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market

The 2015 Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market is coming soon. See you on May 9! Please visit Friends of Evanston Markets in the meantime.

The Friends of the Evanston Farmers' Market and Campus Kitchens are putting on a Spring Film Series at the Evanston Public Library, free of charge. The last film will be shown on April 12: A Season of Change on Henry's Farm

New vendors interested in applying to sell their goods at the market should contact Myra Gorman for an application at 847-448-8045 or

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

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Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market

FarmersMarketLocator_MAP.jpg In 2015, the Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market will celebrate its 40th year. The 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 57 vendors sell a wide variety of goods each week, including fruits, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese, eggs and bakery items. LINK cards are accepted and reusable bags are sold on site. 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 offers a wide range of exciting tent activities.

Indoor Farmer and Artisan Market

Dates: December 6, 2014 through April 25, 2015
Day/Time: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.

With more than 30 vendors, the indoor market extends the selling season for local, fresh produce and meats, and provides local food artisans with a place to sell their products during the winter months. Vendors include Nichols Farm, Geneva Lakes Farm, Kinnikinnick Farm, Lester's Bison Farm, Lake Breeze Organics, North Shore Pet Chef, Endless Greens, C & D Family Farms, Defloured, River Valley Kitchen, Tamales Express, The Cheese People, Eating Well, Tomato Mountain Farm, Wayne Miller Farms, Organic Pastures, Sharpening By Dave, Tuscan Hen, Teresa's Fruit and Herbs, Roedger Brothers Blueberries, Teazsol, Artisan Bread Shoppe, Twisted Olive, Patz Honey, Foodie Bites, Sheekar Delights, and The Baked Escape.

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.
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