There are several Farmers' Markets in operation in Evanston. If you're interested in supporting the markets, visit Friends of Evanston Markets.
Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market
In 2014, the Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market will celebrate its 39th year. The market will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from May 10 through November 8.
Location: Intersection of University Place and Oak Ave. (behind Hilton Garden Inn, east of East Railroad Ave.)
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The market has a festive atmosphere and is a real crowd-pleaser! As many as 51 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). New vendors interested in applying to sell their goods at the market should contact Myra Gorman for an application, at 847-448-8045, after Feb. 19.
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.
New Free Canning Workshops were held last year!
Market visitors learned about the benefits of canning for healthy, sustainable living! Six free canning workshops were held, including succulent jellies and jams in June, fiesta salsa in July, and baby food and pickled veggies in August. The workshops featured giveaways, raffle prizes and more. We hope to continue the workshops in 2014. Click here>>> for details.
Not for profit Day will be held on September 20, 2014. Applications to apply for space will be ready on June 1. If you attended last years' event your organization will receive an application via e-mail. Your organization must be defined under the applicable Illinois and Federal Tax Code provision as not-for-profit.
Homegrown Artists display and sell their artwork every Saturday.
Fall Fest will take place on October 25, 2014.
Other happenings at the Market in 2014 include:
- New Kids Club, "The Spud Club," starting in June
- Educational Programs from the Friends of the Market
- Cooking demonstrations from area chefs
- Cook-offs between vendors and local businesses
- And a few surprises!
There's so much to do at the Market and only 27 weeks to do it. Don't miss a Saturday!
Contact: Myra Gorman, 847-448-8045, firstname.lastname@example.org
Indoor Farmer and Artisan Food Market
Dates: Saturdays, December 7, 2013 through April 26, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.
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. Click here for more information.
West End Ethnic Market
Dates: 2014 dates TBA
Time: 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.
Dates: 2014 dates TBA
Time: 3:30 to 7 p.m.
Location: Intersection of Ridge Ave. and South Blvd.
Contact: Michael Miro, Manager, 847-869-5640
The seventh annual Ridgeville Farmer's Market will be held in 2013. This market sells fresh local and organic produce, fresh eggs, cool drinks, and a wide assortment of baked goods. Connect with neighbors, farmers and musicians while you take in the music and park atmosphere. Click here for more information.
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