LOGAN SQUARE — The Logan Square farmers market’s outdoor season is almost upon us.
Last weekend marked the end of the market’s indoor season at the Rockwell on the River warehouses at 3029-31 N. Rockwell St.
The outdoor season kicks off May 9 — with COVID-19 safety protocols, organizers said Wednesday.
The market will be held at its regular outdoor location, on Logan Boulevard between Milwaukee Avenue and Whipple Street.
Vendor applications are due March 31.
Despite the pandemic, this year’s indoor season was a success, drawing 9,312 visitors over 20 weeks, organizers said. But organizers hit a bump in the road early on.
After just two weekends at The Fields at 4000 W. Diversey Ave., organizers were forced to find a new home over concerns from the ground-floor tenant, Cermak Fresh Market. Cermark officials said the market was siphoning business from the grocery store, among other complaints.
Organizers then moved the market to the Rockwell on the River warehouses in Avondale. It was the first time in recent years the market was held outside of Logan Square. In previous years, the indoor market was held at Emporium Logan Square, Congress Theater and at Pierre’s Bakery, which has since been torn down to make way for a large residential development.
The upcoming outdoor market will likely feature many of the same safety protocols implemented last summer like spread-out vendor booths and a capacity limit.
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