ROGERS PARK — Two Rogers Park farmers markets will join forces this year, providing an expanded and pandemic-friendly version of the event.
The Glenwood Sunday Market is partnering with the Loyola Farmers Market, helping to expand the Sunday Market’s lineup. Glenwood Sunday Market will kick off the season June 6 and run 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 24, except for July 4.
The market will once again be held in the vacant lot at 1233 W. Pratt Blvd. Glenwood Sunday Market moved from its namesake location to the lot last year to allow for more social distancing.
Loyola’s farmers market did not open last year, and will be on hiatus again this year, the Rogers Park Business Alliance said in a news release. Instead, some Loyola market vendors, including Loyola’s Urban Farm, will set up at the Glenwood Sunday Market this season, the chamber said.
The partnership with Loyola will allow three students to have paid internships working for the market this year.
At least twenty vendors will participate in this year’s Glenwood Sunday Market. The market will keep in place coronavirus mitigation efforts this year, including a prescribed walking route, required face coverings and managed capacity.
Glenwood Sunday Market will continue to offer micogrants for shoppers in the SNAP program. Last year the market partnered with local group Food Not Bombs for weekly food distribution events. To donate to the market’s social justice efforts, click here.
Now in its 12th year, Glenwood Sunday Market provides locally grown produce and goods to tens of thousand of local residents. During last year’s pandemic-shortened season, 16 market vendors served 12,000 neighbors.
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