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Farmers Markets, to the Rescue!

By Alicia Dorr in Miscellaneous on Oct 24, 2006 5:56PM

As you listen to the heat mercifully click on again, perhaps ushered in by the tell-tale blonks and cloinks of the radiator, you might be inclined to give in to the idea that winter is already here. That, once again, the icy chill will force you to wear a jacket over your Halloween costume. We know -- sigh.

While it may be true that winter is a-creeping in, don't forget entirely about fall -- it isn't down for the count yet. One of the most welcoming signs of fall is still there, and will be at least until this weekend: the city's farmers markets. This is important because it means that it's not too late to reap the fruits of fall -- you know, like tiny pumpkins. Even though pumpkins are rare this season.

Anyway, we've compiled a list for you here of all the farmers markets in the city that will be open for the last hurrah this Saturday. The downtown markets are closed for the season, but there are still plenty throughout the city to choose from. We were thinking we could all plan to go there and buy something Halloween-y. Or, at the very least, something delicious.

downtown-farmers-market.jpgAustin Farmers Markets - 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Madison & Central

Lincoln Park Farmers Markets - 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Armitage & Orchard (2000 N. - 700 W.)

Morgan Park Farmers Markets - 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
92nd & Ashland (9200 S. - 1600 W.)

Near North Farmers Markets - 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Division & Dearborn (1200 N. - 50 W.)

South Chicago Farmers Markets - 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
83rd & Marquette (8300 S. - 2700 E.)

Chicago's Green City Market - 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
At the South end of Lincoln Park between 1750 N. Clark St. & Stockton Drive

Garfield Park Conservatory Farmers Market - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
300 N. Central Park

Aside from this bounty, there is also the Logan Square farmers market, on the southeast corner of Logan, Milwaukee & Kedzie on Sunday, October 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as the Homegrown Chicago farmers market, which will continue until November 4 from 12 to 3 p.m. at 2626 W. Division. Now go forth and buy your wee pumpkins.

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