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



Jordana Keffer

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

My experiences here have been nothing but fabulous. The owner only hires professional designers, and only lets gorgeous designs out of her shop. They also did my wedding, and completely captured my vision. The prices were unbeatable by other florists in the area, and I'm sure they wouldn't have been able to be as helpful in executing my design. My bouquet was GORGEOUS, and three years later I still love showing the pictures when weddings come up. Please continue to support this local business for your event and day to day needs! They will definitely make it worth it.

lauren douglas

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The ladies at Petal and Pails where extremely helpful and I was able to get the most beautiful flower arrangement. I love going into their store, It always smells great and they have such cute stuff.