UPTOWN — The Edgewater Farmers Market is returning to the neighborhood this summer with a new day and time after taking last year off because of the pandemic.
Now called the Edgewater Monday Market, the farm stand will operate 3-7 p.m. Mondays through June at the Broadway Armory parking lot, 5917 N. Broadway. The first farmers market will take place June 7 and the last June 28, according to the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce.
Last year’s farmers market was canceled due to coronavirus. It would have been the Edgewater market’s 30th season.
The chamber moved this year’s edition to Mondays, seeking to stand out in a competitive farmers market season that is moving ahead full-steam as the city and state reopen.
“The return to the market in 2021 marks a new chapter in the evolution of the farmers market, and the one-month-only event will allow the chamber the opportunity to hear community feedback and what they think about the new format,” chamber leaders said in a statement.
Farmers markets will also take place this summer in Andersonville, Rogers Park and Uptown.
This year’s market will have 16 vendors, including Urban Canopy, Tamales Express and Global Garden Farm, which is a community garden in Albany Park that lets refugee families grow and sell produce.
Coronavirus precaution measures will be enforced at the market, including proper spacing between vendors and clearly marked queuing areas.
For more information on the farmers market, click here.
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