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It’s the beginning of May, which means it’s time to kick off the farmers’ market season. Farmers’ markets provide fresh,Farmers' market produce
seasonal food directly from your local farms. These foods travel a short distance from farm to table. Thus, they have a lower carbon footprint. The average distance food travels is 1,500 miles1.

Farmers’ markets provide an educational, outdoor experience that is fun to share with friends and/or family members. I encourage you to get to know your farmers; they will provide you with a wealth of information about locally grown food.

Here is a list of Chicago’s finest farmers’ markets:

Tuesdays
• Federal Plaza – Adams St. and Dearborn St. (7AM-3PM)
• Lincoln Square – Lincoln and Leland (7AM-1PM)
• Museum of Contemporary Art/Streeterville – MCA Plaza at Chicago Ave. and Mies van der Rohe Way (7AM-3PM)
• Prudential Plaza – Lake St. and Beaubien Court (7AM-3PM)

Wednesdays
• Green City Market – 1799 N. Clark St. (7AM-1PM)
• Lawndale – Green City Youth Farm at 3555 W. Ogden Ave. (3PM-7PM)
• Pullman – Arcade Park at 11100 S. Cottage Grove (7AM-12PM)
• South Shore – ShoreBank parking lot at 70th and Jeffery Blvd. (7AM-1PM)

Thursdays
• Daley Plaza – 50 W. Washington (7AM-3PM)
• Hyde Park – On the Cul-de-sac of Harper Court at 5200 S. Harper Ave. (7AM-1PM)
• Lincoln Square – Lincoln and Leland (4-8PM; includes concerts)
• Uptown – Weiss Memorial Hospital at 4646 N. Marine Dr (8AM-1PM)
• Willis Tower Plaza – 233 S. Wacker Dr. (7AM-3PM)

Saturdays
• Austin – Madison St. and Central Ave. (7AM-12PM)
• Bridgeport – 35th and Wallace (7AM-1PM)
• Division St. – 50 W. Division St. between State and Clark (7AM-1PM)
• Green City Market – 1799 N. Clark St. (7AM-1PM)
• Lincoln Park – Lincoln Park High School at Armitage Ave. and Orchard St. (7AM-1PM)
• Northcenter – Northcenter Town Square 4100 N. Damen (7AM-1PM)
• Printer’s Row Park – Parking lot at Dearborn and Polk (7AM-1PM)
• Southport Green Market – Blaine School at 1420 W. Grace St. (7AM-1PM)

Sundays
• Beverly – City parking lot; southeast corner of 9500 S. Longwood Dr. (7AM-1PM)
• Erie St. – 500 W. Erie St. (8AM-1PM)
• Logan Square – 3107 W. Logan Blvd. (10AM-3PM)
• Pilsen Community Market – Chicago Community Bank at 1800 S. Halsted (9AM-3PM)
• Wicker Park and Bucktown – 1500 N. Damen Ave. (8AM-2PM)

Monday – Saturday (Closed Sunday)
• Chicago French Market, a year-round, European-inspired indoor market in the West Loop at 131 N. Clinton St. (Ogilvie Transportation Center’s street-level MetraMarket)

Source: www.explorechicago.org

Natalie Drugan, Founder of Brumberry and Certified Health Coach
Brumberry is my nutrition and lifestyle coaching practice. As a certified health coach, I educate individuals and groups on how to make healthy food and lifestyle choices that significantly improve their health and happiness.

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