ANDERSONVILLE FARMERS MARKET

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Our opening date has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city of Chicago has prohibited all farmers markets in May. We will share updated information about our opening date as soon as we have it, be sure to check out our Facebook page and Instagram page @avillefarmersmarket for updates.

We’re excited to announce that the Andersonville Farmers Market is opening the season with an online marketplace in partnership with WhatsGood. Customers can use the WhatsGood app or sign up for an account online HERE,  and then come to our market site Wednesdays from 3-7PM to pick up their purchases. You can purchase from as many vendors as you want within your order. It’s a safe and easy way to shop! Customers are welcome to sign up anytime so they can be ready to shop when the Andersonville Farmers Market online marketplace opens.

Thanks for your patience as we work on bringing the market to Andersonville in a safe, accessible manner! In the meantime, here’s a list of vendors who you can connect with directly right now. Please support our amazing vendors by ordering from them directly! You can also donate to our giving campaign.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope you’re all staying safe and well!

2020 Vendor Roster

Bennison’s Bakery
European artisan breads, focaccia, croissants, and baguettes

Breadman Baking Co.
Bread, focaccia, and big cookies

**Downstate Donuts
Potato Donuts

First Slice Pie Cafe
Pies and pesto

Gray Farms
Organic produce

Green Fire Farm  
Grass-fed beef, lamb, pork; pasture raised chicken and turkey, organic eggs

Hardin Farm/Holle Orchards
Fruit and vegetables

Hillside Orchards
Fruit, organic chestnuts, and preserves

Karl’s Craft Soup
Seasonal soups

Katherine Anne Confections
Confections, marshmallows, and drinking chocolate

Letizia’s Fiore
All natural baked goods and pasta

Lost Larson
Bread and baked goods

**Pecking Order
Take home ready made Filipino food
(to be prepared/consumed at home)

Piscasaw Farms (formerly Twin Garden Farms) new!
Produce and fresh cut flowers, bagged popcorn

Phoenix Bean
Tofu and prepared tofu boxes

River Valley Ranch
Mushrooms, sauces and salsas, pickled vegetables

Sausage Konig, LLC now every week!
Sausages, brats, and charcuterie

**Sfera new!
Arancini (Sicilian stuffed rice balls)

Stamper Cheese Company
Cheese

** Twidley Bits new!
Jams, fruit butters, pickled items, vegan cheeses

Wild Coyote Farm new!
Organic Produce

**Denotes rotating vendor**

 Become a Market Sponsor!

Sponsor the 2020 farmers market! Your support is even more vital this season due to the financial challenges we’re facing from Covid-19. If your business is interested in becoming a market sponsor please contact Farmers Market Manager Joan Oberndorf at market@andersonville.org. Sponsoring the market is a great marketing tool for your business and also supports access to fresh, local food! We offer robust online marketing opportunities for our sponsors through our website, social media and e-newsletter. Please click here to see our 2019 market sponsors. We greatly appreciate their support!

Due to health and safety restrictions we will not be hosting our local retailer “Spotlight Space” at the 2020 market. We look forward to the Spotlight Space returning next season! Inquiries about the Spotlight Space should be directed to ACC Business Services Manager David Oakes at doakes@andersonville.org 

Get involved with the market!

Donate: We’re facing a significant budget shortfall this season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please consider donating any amount to our giving campaign , click HERE to donate. Our parent organization, the Andersonville Sustainable Community Alliance (ASCA) is a 501(c)3 organization so your donation is tax deductible!

Volunteer:  Volunteers will be especially critical this season as we work to set up a market model following protocols set by the city, state, and CDC. Volunteers on market day assist in the set up, customer service,tear down, site maintenance, and other operations associated with running the market on market day. Volunteering at the market helps support our vendors, the local food system, and access to fresh, locally grown and produced food. Please click here to VOLUNTEER or email Laura Austin.

Link/Credit/Debit cards at the Market

Due to safety protocols set by the city, state and CDC we are temporarily discontinuing our token program. No credit/debit transactions will be taking place at the market until further notice. Check back for updates.

The Andersonville Farmers Market accepts Link, credit, and debit cards! The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce booth can now process your credit/debit card in exchange for tokens that you can use throughout the market! Our LINK program uses tokens. Here’s how it works:

Credit/Debit tokens are GREEN and can be used the same as cash at the market. Credit/debit tokens are worth $5 (there is a convenience fee of 25 cents per token to cover our processing costs) and change can be given by vendors for these tokens.

LINK tokens are BLUE and can be used to purchase Link approved items at participating booths. LINK tokens are worth $1 (no processing fee) and vendors cannot give change for these tokens.

BOTH tokens can be used at any time during the season. You don’t have to spend them all at once!

Andersonville Farmers Market is proud to continue our partnership with LINK Up Illinois!!

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We excited to continue our partnership with the  LINK Up Illinois program in this season. The 2019 matching program will continue to use universal currency that is valid at all participating farmers markets in Illinois! Matching funds can be used for all Link approved purchases. We will match up to $25 a week for Link cardholders. Match amount is dependent on available funds. 

Experience the Market

Check out this great video of the market from Moore’s Media!

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Top Five Farmers Markets in Chicago!!

 

Check out Good and Cheap, (click here for Spanish translation) a great, cookbook by author Leanne Brown that you can access online for free! The book moves throughout the growing season with affordable meal recipes with ingredients purchased at your local farmers market on the cheap. A fantastic resource for anyone on a budget.