Farmers market season has officially arrived.
Although Chicagoans have only felt glimpses of spring, markets have already started hitting the streets in some neighborhoods, with more expected to open in the coming months.
In partnership with the nonprofit Experimental Station, the city will continue its Link Up Illinois program, which allows SNAP and Link holders to be credited up to $25 per card in various markets. Full detailed explanations of the benefits can be found on the organization’s website.
Here are the farmers markets open in Chicago this weekend:
green city market
The Green City Market took to the streets of Lincoln Park last weekend, opening a month earlier than its previous dates. The market will hold its season opener at its West Loop location on May 7.
The market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout November 19.
Information about the goods the market has in store can be found here.
Maxwell Street Market
Established and aspiring vendors flock to Maxwell Street Market until December 18, bringing artistic and cultural vibrancy to the city.
The festival is a long-standing Chicago tradition enriched with crafts, resale housewares and clothing, live music and street food.
Shoppers can head to the market — which will be parked at 800 S. Desplaines Street — from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Here’s when other markets open:
Division Street City Market
Division Street City Market will be stocking its stalls with pancakes, wildflower honey, cheeses and other fresh produce this season.
The market will run from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturdays from May 7 through October 29 and is located at 100 W. Division St.
Daley Plaza Town Market
Located in the Loop at 50 W. Washington St., Daley Plaza City Market brings together a collection of fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods and more for you to discover.
The market will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays from May 12 to October 27.
Hosted at Manuel Perez Memorial Plaza, located at 4345 W. 26th St., the market aims to promote trust, safety and sustainability.
Local farmers and gardeners will share a batch of their produce from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, with the season running from June 4 to October 1.
West Humboldt Park City Market
The community-run market is back for another season June 4 through October 1 in Chicago from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
With stores set to be located at 3601 W. Chicago Ave., the market will bring farm-fresh, sustainably grown fruits and vegetables to the neighborhood.
Pullman Town Market
Pullman City Market will hold its sales July 6 through October 6 at 11100 S. Cottage Grove Ave. this season.
From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, shoppers can head to the market to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, while supporting local farmers.
Bronzeville City Market
Shoppers can browse the stalls of the Bronzeville Town Market from July 10 to October 16 to find fresh seasonal produce, including produce, street food, flowers and more.
The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at 4700 S. King Dr.