The Season Has Arrived For Chicago Farmers Markets

The Season Has Arrived For Chicago Farmers Markets!

When you rent an apartment from Planned Property Management, within a short walk there are multitudes of shopping and dining options. The warming air and longer daylight also signals the start of the farmer’s market season. Chicago has over 50 farmer’s markets throughout the week and many are within walking distance from your PPM building.

The Daley Center farmer’s market begins on Thursday May 14 and runs through October 29. If you work downtown it is a great place to spend your lunchtime and grab a bite to eat and pick up some groceries to take home with you. Another downtown market is the Federal Plaza Farmers Market located at the Federal Building Plaza on the corner of Adams St. & Dearborn Parkway and runs from May 19–October 27, 7am–3pm. Downtown Chicago is easily accessible from all PPM buildings via public transportation.

Markets within a close walk or bicycle ride from PPM building locations are as follows

• The Green City Market – Wednesdays
1800 N. Clark St. in Lincoln Park
May 2–October 31, 7am–1pm

• Urban Islander Farmer’s Market – Thursdays
Treasure Island Foods Parking Lot
3460 N. Broadway St.
May 14-October 1, 3-8pm

•Division Street Farmers Market – Saturdays
Division St. & Dearborn Parkway
May 16–October 31, 7am–1pm

•The Green City Market – Saturdays
1800 N. Clark St. in Lincoln Park
May 2–October 31, 7am–1pm

•Lincoln Park Farmers Market – Saturdays
Armitage Ave. & Orchard St.
June 6–October 31, 7am–1pm

•Green City Market Winter Edition – Saturdays
Peggy Notebaert Museum
2430 N. Cannon Drive
November through April
Scheduled Saturdays, 8am–1pm

Every market is a little bit different but you can expect to find a great selection of the freshest in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs every week. Both organic and conventionally grown varieties can be available. I have found that at times you run across produce that might not be in season and if you ask it may be that the particular items were purchased elsewhere and not grown locally. If in doubt, ask.

In addition to fruits, vegetables and herbs the markets can have fresh baked goods, organic, locally sourced meats and eggs, cheeses, flowers and crafts. Buying locally sourced items and shopping close to home works with one of PPM’s core values of Being Green.

More information on Chicago’s farmer’s markets is available on the City of Chicago website. Click here to be directed to the entire schedule of Chicago markets. These markets are great to bike to in the summer also Planned Property Buildings are bike friendly, click here to find out more!

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