Going beyond food…Wicker Park and Logan Square indoor Farmers Markets have changes

Date: 
03/13/2019
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Logan Square's selling spaces are surrounded in game tables...

With local food sourcing more limited in winter, long established Logan Square and newcomer Wicker Park indoor farmers markets serve up different experiences and fun as well as food. 

St. Patrick's Day loop activities on Saturday and St. Patty's Day on Sunday has changed this weekend farmers market schedules. Wicker Park will NOT have a Mar. 16 market. Logan Square, however, will be open on Sun., Mar. 17., in the Emporium Arcade Bar, 2363 N. Milwaukee (just south of Fullerton), from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. [Rumor has it that hangover cures may be available in the Emporium.] 

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"From the Start"

Logan Square
"From the Start" is one of the non-food attractions for this week's Logan Square market. Grade school musicians, Max Allard (banjo, guitar), Otto Allard (mandolin) and Ruben Whitaker (guitar, ukulele, vocals) will have toes tappin' with their blue grass renditions. The local trio met as toddlers and have focused "playtime" on making music and increasing their fan base. 

The market area will be filled with produce farmers, foods processed by farmers and bakers and other products along with prepared food vendors. 

Then with just two more Sundays, March 16 and 30, left in Logan Square's season run, the Easter Bunny will be searching for carrots in between greeting kids on March 31.  

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Testing out some product, these customers are also learning more about local food sourcing

Wicker Park
Wicker Park Farmers Market's last four Saturday events are March 23, 30, April 13 and 20 (Note: they will not be open on April 6). They will be chock full of more health events, vendors and a big white long-eared visitor. 

Located in the large first floor room in the Chop Shop, 2033 W North Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,

There will be the regular bakery, honey, jams, dog treats and compost vendors along with prepared food vendors of tamales, crepes and humus as well as community tables.

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Tamales Express known for being at the farmers market as well as at Tuesdays at the Triangle

On Mar. 23 and 30, everyone is invited to participate in 45 minutes of yoga with Nature Yoga Sanctuary starting at 10 a.m. 

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Preparation for serving humus at La Shuk table

In anticipation of Easter, mom and dad can have a framed picture of their little one(s) with the Easter Bunny, thanks to Kambs Jenning Group of  Compass Mortgage, on Mar. 30 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

In April, the theme is Wellness on the 13th and 20th. The vendor list will be increased dramatically to include: Dynamic Salon & Spa, Arc'Teryx Chicago, The Cryo Bar, Copilot for Wellness, CBD Kratom, Bar Method, Laura B Folkes, Health Source of Wicker Park, Simply Smita, Juice+, For the Love of Tidy, Blade and Bloom, Learn Alexander Chicago, Magnolia Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, PNC Bank, Advocate, Athletico, Dermatology physicians group, Med Spring, Bucktown Cross Fit, Cortland Smiles, Orange Theory, CAC, Blo, FFC, Transit tees and Urbanity. 

Outdoor season
Both markets encourage vendors, entertainers and community organizations who would like to participate in the summer markets, to reach out and apply now. 

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