2017 Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market
Make your Saturday morning destination the Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market, celebrating its 42nd year serving the Evanston community. As many as 58 Midwest vendors sell fruits, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese, eggs, baked goods and more. LINK cards accepted.
Dates/Time: Saturdays, May 6 - November 4, 2017 from 7:30 am - 1 pm
Location: University Place & Oak Ave. (behind the Hilton Garden Inn)
Parking: Free parking is available at the Maple Ave. Garage with validation at the City of Evanston tent.
Live animals and pets, other than service animals, are not allowed at the farmers' market.
Truck to Table September 23
Help celebrate the continued success of the Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market at the annual Truck to Table Celebration on Saturday, September 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Among the chefs volunteering their time this year are those from Boltwood, Farmhouse Evanston, Chef’s Station, Found/The Barn, Koi, La Cocinita, NaKorn, Peckish Pig, Tomate Fresh Kitchen, Morsels Patisserie, River Valley Farmers Table, Table To Stix, and Gotta B Crepes.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Market’s outreach and educational programming, including the children’s “Spud Club.” Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Market at the City of Evanston tent or online at cityofevanston.org/rectickets. Tickets are $35 for seven chef-table tickets in advance or $6 per chef-table ticket on day of event.
Join your friends at the busiest tent in the market from 9-11am at the Spud Club tent, located in the southwest corner of the market. Kids ages 2-12 yrs. can receive a free membership and enjoy a variety of farm related activities throughout the season.
Look Who's Coming to the Market...
On the first and third Saturdays of the month, throughout the season, members of the North Cook Master Gardeners - University of Illinois Extension program will be at the market providing gardening advice and free horticultural information sheets.
Homegrown Artists is a showcase for Evanston artists and their work at the busy and thriving downtown Farmers' Market. In order to avoid competition with the existing art fairs, participation is limited to Evanston residents, employees of Evanston businesses and participants at Evanston studios and galleries. The artists sell their own work.
To apply to be a Homegrown Artist vendor at the Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market, submit this application.
Our market is no longer accepting applications for new vendors for the 2107 market season. Applications for new vendors for the 2018 season will be available in February 2018. For additional information, please contact Myra Gorman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-448-8045.
Other Farmers' Markets in Evanston
Ridgeville Park District
Ridge Ave. at South Blvd.
Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
June 7 - October 11, 2017
1000 Grove St.
Tuesdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dates to be announced
West End Market
Church St. at Dodge Ave.
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Dates to be announced
Indoor Winter Farmers' Market at the Ecology Center
The Evanston Ecology Center's Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market is held from 8 am - noon on Saturdays from November - April.
Location: 2024 McCormick Blvd., Evanston (Intersection of McCormick Blvd. and Bridge St.)
Parking: Parking is available in the lot across the street from the Ecology Center, accessible via McCormick Blvd. Parking will not be permitted in the Ecology Center Circle Drive.