Chicago Downtown Farmstand

September 30, 2008 at 8:14 am

Sponsored by the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Chicago Downtown Farmstand opens tomorrow at 66 E. Randolph.

The focus of the farmstand is to sell local products (produced within a 250-mile radius of Chicago). According to the Chicago Tribune, there will be five produce purveyors, 25 non-produce food sellers, as well as book stalls. This fall seems like it will be something of a pilot program as it will only be open for a couple (cold) months.

I have high hopes for a projects like this. Could it ultimately evolve into a full-fledged permanent public market to rival Milwaukee’s? I’ll stop by the farmstand on Wed. to check things out and report back.

Chicago Downtown Farmstand
66 E. Randolph St.

Tuesdays–Fridays, 11am – 7pm; Saturdays, 11am–4pm
Oct. 1 – Mid. December