The Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market will open for its 41st season on Saturday, May 7. Be sure to shop every Saturday through November 5!
The Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market is celebrating its 41st year!
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Please note that dogs are not allowed at the market. (with an exception for service animals)
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.
Fall Fest at the Market on Saturday, October 29
Join us for Halloween fun at the Market! Come by the Spud Club tent on October 29 from 9-11am. We will have pumpkins for the first 100 kids, age 10 & under, with a limit of one pumpkin per kid. You can win a big decorated pumpkin or guess how many jelly beans are ina jar. Every kid in a costume will receive a goody bag!
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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.
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.
Other Evanston Farmers' Markets
Ridgeville Park District
Ridge Ave. at South Blvd.
June 1 to October 5, 2016
1000 Grove St.
Tuesdays, 7am-1pm, starting May 17, 2016
West End Market
Church St. at Dodge Ave.
June 11 to October 29, 2016
Coffee With A Firefighter
"The Big Draw Evanston"
"The 43" Opening Reception
Northwestern Homecoming Parade
Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market