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Portage Park Farmers Market Returns This Sunday

The entrance to the market, which will have a one-way flow, will be at the corner of Irving Park Road and Long Avenue at Portage Park.

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PORTAGE PARK — The outdoor Portage Park Farmers Market returns to the neighborhood Sunday.

The first market of the season will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave., and will have nearly 20 vendors, including goods from local shops like Fannie’s, Perkolator and Col·lec·tiv.

“We are happy to be back in the park and doing pretty much a normal market,” said Jennifer Dianovsky, president of neighborhood group Friends of Portage Park, which runs the market. “We are looking forward to seeing our neighbors and getting back to some semblance of normalcy.”

Dianovsky said last year, the market merged with nearby markets and operated as a pickup-only event due to the pandemic.

This year, the market will have an entrance and exit with a one-way flow through vendors. The entrance will be at the corner of Irving Park Road and Long Avenue. Masks will be required for all shoppers and vendors.

Prepared foods like crepes, tamales, arancini and pastries will be available but cannot be consumed within the footprint of the market.

In addition to local produce, the market will also have hair cuts in the park by TLC Family Hair Care and knife sharpening by the husband-and-wife duo who run Sharpening by Dave.

To see a full list of the vendors who will be at the weekend market, visit the Portage Park Farmers Market Facebook page. The market will be at the park every other Sunday through Oct. 3.

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