About the LSFM
Since 2005, the Logan Square Farmers Market has been an open-air food market and weekly community gathering. The Market has been operated by the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce since 2007, an association of nearly 150 local businesses whose mission is to advance the civic and commercial interests of Logan Square. In 2008, the market became the first in the state of Illinois to process EBT for LINK Card Users. In 2009, it extended its operation to include an indoor market during the fall and winter months. In 2016, we were named “Best Farmers Market in Chicago” by Chicago Magazine and received an honorable mention in the New York Time’s 36 Hours in Chicago. In 2017, USA Today honored the Logan Square Farmers Market as the best in Illinois. Today we remain the only weekly, year-round farmers market in the City of Chicago. The Chamber is a tax exempt 501(c)6 not-for-profit community organization.
The Market is a place where farmers and small-scale food producers from the Chicago foodshed sell their goods and build relationships with consumers; where residents come to see their neighbors, be fed and entertained; and participate in the Logan Square community. The Market has three primary goals:
To Build an Alternative Food System The Market provides an outlet for nutritious, conscientiously grown and produced local foods, and education about these foods, for all members of our community regardless of income level. This is accomplished by a thorough assessment of the vendors and by facilitating SNAP benefit sales and credit or debit card sales. During the Outdoor Seasons, all produce farmers at the LSFM will be able to accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks offered to WIC/Senior Clients from IL Department of Human Services. In July 2017, we will be able to offer Double Dollars to our SNAP users, matching up to $15 made using LINK cards and FMNP checks in vouchers to be spent on fresh produce at the Logan Square Farmers Market.
To Foster Entrepreneurship The Market functions as an incubator for small-scale, local entrepreneurs, especially those in the food sector. Applications from small scale farmers, producers and other food businesses will be given preference. The Chamber rents space throughout the season to various, Logan Square based, non-food businesses to help them increase their profile.
To Build Community The Market serves the community by raising the profile of the neighborhood, reinforcing a positive image of Logan Square, and creating a site for civic engagement and entertainment.
The Logan Square Farmers Market is a proud member of the Farmers Market Coalition and the Illinois Farmers Market Association. For more information on Chicago Farmers Markets, see the City of Chicago Farmers Market Directory.
Operated by The Logan Square Chamber of Commerce
3147 W. Logan Blvd., Suite 12
Chicago, IL 60647
(office hours:10:00 am – 1:30 pm)
Jessica Wobbekind, Executive Director email@example.com
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Where is the Logan Square Farmers Market?
The Logan Square Farmers Market is the only weekly, year-round farmers market in the City of Chicago. It operates two distinct seasons, in two separate locations. The Outdoor Market season operates the second Sunday in May and runs weekly through the last Sunday in October. The Indoor Market season begins the first Sunday in November and runs through the last Sunday in March (excluding the Sunday following Thanksgiving and Christmas). The Logan Square Farmers Market has been run independently by the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce since 2007. We thank the City of Chicago’s Mayor’s Office of Special Events for their assistance in launching the market in 2005 and partnering with the Chamber to help the market grow.
Outdoor 2020 Market Details:
The Logan Square Farmers Market will run outdoors every Sunday from June 21, 2020 through October 25, 2020 rain or shine. The Outdoor Market sprawls along Logan Blvd. between Milwaukee and Whipple, running from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Review our COVID policy here.
How do I get there?
Street parking is available. Follow traffic signs to ensure you are parked legally.
CTA: #56 Milwaukee Avenue bus, Logan Square Blue Line Stop
WHAT IS THE LOGAN SQUARE FARMERS MARKET?
Since 2005, the Logan Square Farmers Market has been an open-air food market and weekly community gathering. In 2009, it extended its operation to include an indoor market during the fall and winter months. It is operated by the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce.
WHAT IS THE LOGAN SQUARE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE?
The Logan Square Chamber of Commerce, is an association of nearly 150 local businesses whose mission is to advance the civic and commercial interests of Logan Square. The Chamber is a tax exempt 501(c)6 not-for-profit community organization.
WHEN IS THE MARKET?
The Logan Square Farmers Market is the only weekly, year-round market in the City of Chicago. The Market is open from 10am to 3pm every Sunday. The Market operates Outdoors from mid-May through October. The Market moves indoors the first Sunday in November through the last Sunday in March.
WHERE IS THE MARKET?
Outdoors, the Market is held along two blocks on the south side of Logan Blvd., just east of Milwaukee Ave. and Kedzie Blvd., southeast of the CTA Blue Line Logan Square Stations. The street address for GPS devices is 3107 W. Logan Blvd., Chicago.
Indoors the Market is held at The Emporium Arcade Bar, 2363 N. Milwaukee Av.
DOES THE MARKET ACCEPT LINK, DEBIT AND CREDIT CARDS?
Since 2007, the Chamber of Commerce has had a wireless credit card device at the Market so that Illinois Link Program (SNAP or foodstamp) participants can use their benefits to shop at the Market. Every vendor selling SNAP eligible foods is required to accept SNAP payment. The same device allows the Chamber to accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover debit and credit cards on behalf of our vendor.
ARE ALL OF THE VENDORS AT THE MARKET CERTIFIED ORGANIC?
While all of our vendors are small growers, producers, and artisans from the Midwestern Foodshed, not all of them are certified organic. The Market strongly supports and encourages sustainable agricultural and business practices. For many of our vendors, their operation is too small to allow them the resources to pursue USDA Organic Certification. The Logan Square Farmers Market has decided to allow these vendors to sell at our Market anyway, with the belief that as we help them succeed, they will be ever more able to follow healthful and sustainable practices.
HOW DO I BECOME A VENDOR AT THE MARKET?
We are currently not accepting new vendor applications due to COVID. Please check back in January 2021 for information regarding the 2021 outdoor season.
CAN MY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION HAVE A TABLE AT THE MARKET?
Due to COVID, we have cancelled all at-market programming for the 2020 season.
CAN MY LOCAL BUSINESS HAVE A TABLE AT THE MARKET?
Due to COVID, we have cancelled all at-market programming for the 2020 season. Businesses interested in sponsoring may see here.
CAN MY BUSINESS SPONSOR THE MARKET?
Sponsorship helps ensure the Market can remain an active and integral part of the Logan Square neighborhood by providing consistent access to quality, locally produced foods and agricultural products. To find out more about sponsorship, please see here.
CAN I BE ONE OF THE MUSICAL PERFORMERS AT THE MARKET?
We are always looking for great, local musicians to perform at the Market. It’s a great opportunity to reach a large audience, and a whole lot of fun. Musicians volunteer their time, but are allowed to put out a hat or guitar case to collect donations from the crowd. Check out our “More at the Market” feature to submit an application!
CAN I VOLUNTEER AT THE MARKET?
Absolutely! We have lots of volunteer opportunities both on the day of the Market and behind the scenes during the rest of the week. Check out our “Support the Market” page to find out more information about volunteering.
HOW IS THE MARKET SUPPORTED?
The Chamber seeks to encourage small farmers and agricultural producers to participate in the Market by keeping participation fees as low as possible. These fees are supplemented by additional support from sponsorships, the sale of advertising and promotional opportunities, grants, merchandise sales, donations, and community fund raising efforts.