Four Must-Visit Indoor Farmers’ Markets

David Oakes

We still may be a couple months away from the start of the outdoor farmers’ market season, however, snow on the ground doesn’t mean you can’t have access to locally sourced food. Here are four farmers’ markets located throughout the city that provide Chicagoans with fresh produce throughout the year.

Green City Market

Every other Saturday from November-April

During the winter months, Green City Market takes up two floors of residence in the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Like its sister market in the summer, the Green City winter market provides chef demonstrations throughout the day as well as a variety of local vendors. Be sure to stop by Nichols Farm and Orchard for fresh produce and Bushel and Peck’s for fresh jams, relishes, and sauces. And if you get hungry while perusing, vendors Gayle’s Best Ever Grilled Cheese and Cookies and Carnitas have got you covered. The former slings gooey grilled cheese sandwiches and the latter has tacos and saucer-sized cookies.

The Pilsen Community Market

Every third Sunday of the month from November-April

Once a month during the chillier months, The Pilsen Community Market takes over Honky Tonky BBQ with local vendors aplenty selling their wholesome wares. Standouts include the city’s own Garfield Produce and Mighty Vine Tomatoes. Unlike the other markets during the winter, The Pilsen Community Market also includes clothing and jewelry from vendors like Fall But Once and AVBeadDesigns, so you can eat well and look good at the same time.

Logan Square Farmers Market ©Benita Gingerella

Logan Square Farmers Market

Every Saturday from November-March

The only winter farmers’ market that takes place weekly, the Logan Square Farmers Market sets up shop in a bakery space at 2755 N. Milwaukee Ave. every Saturday. Notable vendors include Jakes Country Meats for Italian sausage as well as Bot Bakery for 100% vegan and gluten-free pastries. Those looking for fresh produce will also want to stop by Geneva Lakes Produce for a wide selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Andersonville Winter Market

Every third Sunday of the month from November-April

The Urban Canopy, Karl’s Craft Soups and Stamper Cheese are just some of the vendors you’ll find at the Andersonville Winter Market located at the Swedish American Museum every third Sunday of the month. Live music accompanies visitors as they stroll through the market eating and shopping.