A Roundup of the Local Markets for Fall and Winter
The cold weather may have arrived but that doesn’t mean that there are not options to buy local in the fall and winter time. Specialty produce stores like the Green Grocer provide the ability to source local even when we are surrounded by piles of snow. In Chicago, we are fortunate to have some stalwart fall and winter markets that continue to supply greens, other vegetables, fruits, bread and meat. Once January arrives, some markets are held once a month, some every other week, we wil keep you posted on the schedule in the Local Calendar. Here is a list of some of your options in Chicago and the Chicagoland area.
Winter Market Every third Sunday of the month, starting 11/18 which will take place at First Free Evangelical Church 5255 North Ashland at Berwyn Schedule: November 18, December16 11:30am-2pm First Free Evangelical Church 5255 N. Ashland (corner of Ashland and Berwyn) January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21 11:00am-2:00pm Swedish American Museum 5211 N. Clark St.
The Green City Market – Saturdays The GCM goes to their fall/winter home at the Peggy Notebaert Museum (2430 North Cannon Drive), just north of their summer location by the Lincoln Park Zoo. Every Saturday from 8:30am – 1pm, Nov. 3 through December 22nd except Dec. 15. There will be a special pre-Thanksgiving Market on Wednesday November 21. The market will take a short break in January and continue indoors on Saturdays through April, starting up again Jan.19th through April 27.
The Logan Square Indoor Market – Sundays 11/4 – 3/31/13 10am – 2pm Congress Theater Lobby 2135 North Milwaukee No market 11/24.
Pilsen Community Market Honky Tonk BBQ 11-4pm Music at noon 1800 S. Racine
New! – Portage Park
Indoor Winter’s Farmers’ Market 12/16, 1/20/13, 2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5 Portage Theater 4050 N. Milwaukee 10am to 2pm
Glenwood Sunday Market – Holiday markets at the Glenwood Bar 11/13, 11/20 and 12/11. Stay tuned to their website for their 2013 locations and a potential holiday pop-up market.
Empty Bottle, 11-4, Sunday Nov 18. (Cortez & Western)
Uptown Farmer’s Market is year round. Every Thursday from 7-1 inside Weiss Memorial Hospital or in the parking lot during the warmer months. 4646 N Marine Drive
Elgin Winter Market – 9am – 3pm Every Saturday November through May. 800 North State Street Our mantra is “Keepin It Local” As such, our intention has always been to supply our local community with local products and crafts. That’s why we’re so pleased to announce our new venture…. Winter Market -Elgin will be showcasing all of our Winter Market vendors, at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore-Elgin 40,000 sq. ft facility at 800 North State.
Evanston Winter Market – After this weekend, Evanston will take a break, then start up its winter market on Saturday 12/1 at the Evanston Ecology Center from 9am – 1pm through April.
Immanuel Lutheran Church in Evanston usually holds a big market the Saturday before Thanksgiving (Nov 17 this year) from 7 to 1.
Geneva Green Market- Saturdays 9am – 1pm November through May Winter location N 5th Street The Geneva Green Market/Geneva Community Winters Markets are principally “PRODUCER ONLY” farmers markets. This means that the people who you purchase your items from are the people who produce, plant, grow, harvest and process the products at the market. Most of the sellers are the farmers themselves. With mileage criteria of 200 miles, most of the farms can be visited and many have field visitation days during the season.
Grayslake – Fall Farmers Market – Mondays Downtown Grayslake 10am – 2pm 10/22 – 12/22 The Spring market starts up April 7th through May 26th.
Morton Grove Farmers Market – Saturday 12/1 and 2/3/13.
Countryside UU Church in Palatine is hosting its own one-time market on Sunday, Nov 11, 10 to 2.
Woodstock Farmers Market – Saturdays 9am – 12pm Through December except 11/24 and 12/30) Then the 1st Saturday of each month through April 2013. McHenry County Farm Bureau Building 1102 McConnell Road