Shop Local Late

June 9, 2009 at 11:07 am

Rob Gardner

When my wife gets to reading this post tomorrow for today’s typo’s, she’d surely back me up on this statement: My love of farmer’s markets is what got me to eat local; not I love farmer’s markets so I can eat local.  Still, as much as I love farmer’s markets, I have my issues.  A key issue is timing.  Sometimes it is just hard to make a market.  Many markets meet during the week for instance.  Nearly all markets force you to get a-going early on.  Today is the opening day for the MCA/Streeterville Market.  Unlike many of the city markets, this one goes through the afternoon, allowing for late risers. 

Here are some other markets for late shoppers:

Andersonville Farmers Market

Berwyn Ave. & Clark
Jun 24 – Sep 9
Wednesday: 4 pm – 8 pm

City Farm Heirloom Tomato Stand

1204 N. Clybourn Ave.
Aug 10 – Oct 31
Monday: 3 pm – 6 pm
Tuesday: 3 pm – 6 pm
Wednesday: 3 pm – 6 pm
Thursday: 3 pm – 6 pm
Friday: 3 pm – 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 1 pm

Uncommon Ground Farmer Fridays

1401 W Devon Ave
Restaurant parking lot
May 22 – Oct 30
Friday: 4 pm – 8 pm

Evanston Ridgeville Park District Farmers Market

908 Seward St
Ridgeville Park
Jun 3 – Sep 30
Wednesday: 4 pm – 8 pm

Highwood’s Evening Gourmet Farmer’s Market

17 Highwood Avenue
Highwood City Hall
Jun 3 – Nov 4
Wednesday: 3 pm – 8 pm

If you go to our very complete list of local farmer’s markets, you will find several other markets open in the afternoon or evening.  You will especially notice that many of the markets outside the Chicago area run in the afternoon. That was also our experience when we traveled in Iowa a few years ago.