Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market

The Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market will open for its 41st season on Saturday, May 7. Be sure to shop every Saturday through November 5!

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The Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market is celebrating its 41st year!

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

 

Please note that dogs are not allowed at the market.                       (with an exception for service animals) 

FarmersMarketLocator_MAP.jpg The Downtown Evanston market is held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from May 7 through November 5, 2016.

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 ctabustracker.com for real-time info and bus arrival and departure schedules.

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2016 Truck to Table event

Sat., Sept. 24, 11am-1pm
at the Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market

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The market is partnering with Friends of Evanston Farmers Market for its annual Harvest event! Some of Evanston's wonderful chefs will be paired with our delightful farmers/vendors to make family-friendly small plates. Proceeds will benefit the Market's LINK and educational programs, including the Spud Club

Admission is $40 for 6 tickets; kids age 9 and younger receive 3 free tickets with a paying adult. You may purchase tickets at the Farmers' Market or online at brownpapertickets.com.

 

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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.

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Spud Club

Get your kids involved in healthier eating while having fun at the market! The Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market has a very popular Spud Club educational program for children. The Spud Club is free to all children ages 3-10. Children receive a punch card to be validated each week that they visit the market. After seven punches, a prize is awarded! The 2016 Spud Club activities are being sponsored by Autobarn of Evanston. Please come register your children for the Spud Club to receive their membership card, youth-sized Farmers' Market bag, and other goodies.

Please note: All vendor spaces are full for the 2016 season.  New vendor applications for the 2017 season will be available in February 2017.

Not For Profit Day at the Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market - September 10, 2016

Each year we offer the local not for profit organizations an opportunity to display their organization's information at our popular Saturday morning market.  This year's Not For Profit Day is Saturday, September 10 2016 from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., rain or shine.  If interested, please contact Myra Gorman at 847-448-8045 or mgorman@cityofevanston.org.

Other Evanston Farmers' Markets

Ridgeville Park District
Ridge Ave. at South Blvd.
Wednesdays 3:30-7pm
June 1 to October 5, 2016

McGaw YMCA
1000 Grove St.
Tuesdays, 7am-1pm, starting May 17, 2016

West End Market
Church St. at Dodge Ave.
Saturdays, 8:30am-12:30pm
June 11 to October 29, 2016