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4 Must-visit Farmers Markets in Chicago

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Summertime in Chicago means strolling farmer’s markets to peruse goods from across the Midwest. Whether you’re interested in beeswax candles, wild-foraged mushrooms or organic garlic scapes, you can find all of the above and much more at one of these 4 must-visit farmer’s markets in the city. Check Out These 4 Fabulous Windy City Farmers Markets.

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1. Logan Square Farmer’s Market - Logan Square

Every Sunday from May to October, you can find rows of vendors lined up for the Logan Square Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Logan Boulevard between Milwaukee Avenue and Whipple St. This unique shopping pop-up moves indoors when the temperature drops, typically running from November through March with a few off-days for major winter holidays. Grab a curry bowl and masala chai at the Chiya Chai tent before strolling to admire all the happy dogs sneaking treats at Mushyface Cookie Co. Or, snag an iced tea from SenTEAmental Moods Tea before slurping down a snow cone from Jo Snow Syrups. Bring home some soap from Gretta’s Goats or grab some food and sit at the center of the market listening to the local bands and musicians that offer all-ages entertainment next to the famous market-starting bell.

2. Maxwell Street - 800 S. Desplaines St.

Head to 800 S. Desplaines Street every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Maxwell Street Market. This year-round gathering has operated for nearly 100 years, offering classic farmers market finds like produce and tacos as well as cultural merchandise like Mexican blankets, furniture and jewelry. Stop by to see some gorgeous examples of Chicago’s rich history and to take home a souvenir of your own.

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3. Green City Market - Lincoln Park

From the first Saturday in May through the last Saturday in October, locals head to South Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton for the Green City Market on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families love the live music and fresh treats like tomatoes from Tomato Mountain Farm and fizzy, probiotic drinks from Arize Kombucha. Pick up fresh, locally grown ingredients for a recipe and grab beautiful flowers from Petals Farm to spruce up your home.

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4. Wicker Park Farmers Market - 1425 N. Damen Ave.

Wicker Park Farmer’s Market is in its 19th season this year offering Sunday markets from early June through the end of October from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Arrive at the Schiller Grove area near the fountain before 9 a.m. to practice yoga with Nature Yoga Sanctuary until 9:45 a.m. Visit the event on the third Sunday of the month to enjoy a book swap thanks to Volume’s Bookcafe. Be sure to grab some vegan treats from Betty Bot Bakery and snag a tasty loaf of artisanal bread from La Boulangerie to take home.

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4 Must-visit Farmers Markets in Chicago