About the LSFM
Since 2005, The Logan Square Farmers Market has been an open-air food market and weekly community gathering. 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.
2005 - Launched The Logan Square Farmers Market with assistant by the City of Chicago’s Mayor’s Office of Special Events
2007 - Partnered by the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce
2008 - Became the first in the state of Illinois to process EBT for LINK Card Users
2009 - Begun indoor market during the fall and winter months
2016 - Named “Best Farmers Market in Chicago” by Chicago Magazine and received an honorable mention in the New York Time’s "36 Hours in Chicago"
2017 - Honored as the best farmers market in Illinois by USA Today
The Logan Square Chamber of Commerce
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.
2808 W. Milwaukee Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60618
Office Hours: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Nilda Esparza, Executive Director
Visit the Market
When and where is the Logan Square Farmers Market?
The Logan Square Farmers Market is one of the weekly, year-round Farmers Markets in the City of Chicago.
It operates two distinct seasons, in two separate locations on Sundays from 9 AM to 3PM.
Outdoor Market Season: The second Sunday in May through the last Sunday in October
On the Logan Boulevard between Milwaukee Avenue and Whipple Street.
3107 W. Logan Blvd., Chicago, 60647
Indoor Market Season: The first Sunday in November through the last Sunday in March
At Rockwell On The River premises
3029 & 3031 N. Rockwell St., Chicago, 60618
Indoor 2020-21 Market Details:
Where can I Park?
There is free parking along Rockwell St. between Elston Ave. & Belmont Ave.
WHAT IS THE LOGAN SQUARE FARMERS MARKET?
The Logan Square Farmers Market is one of the weekly, year-round Farmers Markets in the City of Chicago. The Market has been an open-air food market and weekly community gathering since 2005. 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?
Weekly on Sundays throughout the year except between April and first Sunday of May from 9 AM to 3 PM.
Due to Covid Guidelines, The Market has designated 9 AM to 10AM as a shopping hour for high-risk population.
The Market operates Outdoors from mid-May through October and Indoors from 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., between 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: 3029 & 3031 N. Rockwell St., Chicago
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?
Our vendor applications for the 2020-21 Indoor Season is closed. Please check back in April 2021 for information regarding the 2021 outdoor season.
CAN MY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION HAVE A TABLE AT THE MARKET?
Due to COVID-19, we have cancelled all at-market programming for the 2020-21 season.
CAN MY LOCAL BUSINESS HAVE A TABLE AT THE MARKET?
Due to COVID-19, we have cancelled all at-market programming for the 2020-21 season. Businesses interested in sponsoring may see here.
CAN I BE ONE OF THE MUSICAL PERFORMERS AT THE MARKET?
Due to Covid-19 we have cancelled all at-market programming for the 2020-21 season.
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. Go to How to Volunteer.
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. Donate Via PayPal.