It’s that time of year again in Chicago when hope springs eternal. No, not about the Cubs (though that does happen every year at this time) but rather about the wealth of Chicago Farmers Markets that will be opening in May.
Soon enough, these outstanding open-air markets will be filled with yummy fruits and vegetables that have long been missing from the tables of fresh produce-starved Chicagoans. There will be more than 30 farmers markets throughout the various neighborhoods in the city that will be open every day of the week except for Fridays, generally from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
What’s more, there are over 70 vendors who come from all over Illinois as well as Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin to sell their wares. And they don’t just offer fruits and vegetables. Oh, no. These farmers markets are equal opportunity places of business. You can also find plants, flowers, baked goods, and meats.
And what draws many people is the fact that these vendors are selling certified organic produce along with free-range meats. Get more details about Chicago Farmers Markets at www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/farmers_market.html