61st Street Farmers Market

6100 South Blackstone Avenue

In a study funded by LaSalle Bank, entitled "The Impact of Food Deserts on Public Health in Chicago," Mari Galligher, the study's author, identified the Woodlawn neighborhood as one of Chicago's "food deserts." Of course, we who live and work here did not need a study to know that Woodlawn suffers from a dearth of available fresh and wholesome foods. We are reminded of the lack of food resources every time we need a gallon of milk or hanker for a piece of fruit. According to Galligher, the consequence for Woodlawners is an egregiously high rate of diabetes and other food-related health problems.

Market Hours:


May 14, 2016 - October 29, 2016
Saturdays, 9AM - 2PM

Location: 6100 S Blackstone Ave


November 5,12 and 19, 2016
December 3,10 and 17, 2016
Saturday, 9AM - 2PM

January 14, 2017 - April 8, 2017
2nd Saturday, 9AM - 2PM

Location: Experimental Station. Entry is on Blackstone Avenue



Hershella Ashford

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Love going there. Variety of healthy food choices.

Derrick Golon

Monday, Nov. 28, 2016

One of the most community- based markets in the city. Great selection of hot foods and produce at decent prices.

Michelle Sanders

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016

Small market, great for veggies, but didnt have what I was looking for.

Aram Davtyan

Tuesday, Sep. 6, 2016

We do come here every other week or so to get royal pies and some fresh vegetables, but I have to say that this place is terribly overpriced and overrated. While places like this should sell better fruits and vegetables than the supermarket, they essentially sell the same thing at higher price.

Betty Alper

Monday, June 20, 2016

Wonderfully local market

Upcoming Events at 61st Street Farmers Market

61st Street Farmers Market

Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 at 9:00am
Experimental Station
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