• Lincoln Square Farmers Market FAQ

  • Have a question about the Lincoln Square Farmers Market?  Below are reoccurring questions we receive from market attendees and potential vendors.  If you don't see you question answered here, send us an email.
     

  • Market Operations

  • Who runs the Lincoln Square Farmers Market? Who runs the Lincoln Square Farmers Market?

    The Tuesday and Thursday Lincoln Square Farmers Market is run by the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, a 501(c) 6 not-for-profit organization that supports the Lincoln Square and Ravenswood business communities.

  • Where does the Market take place? Where does the Market take place?

    The Lincoln Square Farmers Market is held along W. Leland Avenue between N. Lincoln Avenue and N. Western Avenue.  The approximate address is 2357 W. Leland Avenue.  Market vendors set up in the municipal parking lot and  CTA Brown Line Station Plaza on the south side of W. Leland Avenue.

  • How do I get to the Market? Is there parking? How do I get to the Market? Is there parking?

    The Lincoln Square Farmers Market is easily accessible by car or transit. 

    If driving, there are metered parking spots along both N. Western and N. Lincoln Avenues.  A metered parking lot can be found across the street from the CTA Plaza, located at the corner of N. Western and W. Leland Avenues.  Free parking along residential streets is also available, with some restrictions by block.

    If taking transit, the market is located at the CTA Western Brown Line 'L' Station.  The market is also serviced by CTA Bus Routes 11, 49, 49B, and 49X.

  • What are the Market hours? What are the Market hours?

    The Tuesday morning Farmers Market runs May 4 - November 23. Hours are 7:00 am - 1:00 pm.

    The Thursday night Farmers Market runs May 6 - October 28. Hours are 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

  • Is the Market cancelled when it rains? Is the Market cancelled when it rains?

    The Lincoln Square Farmers Market is rain or shine. In cases of severely inclement weather and/or high winds that could impact safety, the Market Manager may opt to cancel at their own discretion.  Updates will be posted to the Market Facebook page and other Chamber of Commerce social media sites.

  • Does the Market accept Link/EBT cards and/or WIC/FMNP coupons? Does the Market accept Link/EBT cards and/or WIC/FMNP coupons?

    WIC/FMNP coupons may be used for produce and honey only, and only with vendors who have registered with the program. Each coupon is worth precisely $5. No change can be provided for purchases totaling less than $5.

    Unfortunately, neither of our markets are able to support SNAP benefits. Markets that do accept Link/EBT cards may be found HERE.

  • Are pets allowed at the Market? Are pets allowed at the Market?

    Well behaved pets are always welcome! Please know that there are a lot of people around, a lot of small kids, and a lot of dogs. If your pet does not enjoy situations like this, it's probably best to leave them at home.

  • Are there volunteer opportunities at the Market? Are there volunteer opportunities at the Market?

    Always! Volunteers are vital to our markets, and we're always looking for great people who are reliable and available no matter what the weather's like. Please email us for more information at farmersmarket@lincolnsquare.org.

     

  • How is COVID-19 safety managed? How is COVID-19 safety managed?

    Staff: All Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce (LSRCC) staff have elected to disclose their vaccination status to LSRCC management and are fully inoculated.

    Market Management and Volunteers: Market management and volunteers will be required to wear a mask unless they ELECTIVELY provide proof of vaccination 

    Participating Vendors: Vendors will be asked to submit a signed document stating that all of their employees on-site have provided proof of vaccination to their employer. If the letter is NOT received by Management/Staff, all employees of that specific vendor will be required to wear masks regardless of individual vaccination statuses of the vendor's on-site employees.

    Shoppers: Signage is placed near each entrance indicating that unvaccinated individuals must wear a mask. By entering the farmers market without a mask you affirm that you have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

    NOTE: Many of the aforementioned choose to continue wearing masks, regardless of vaccination status. Don't judge. Be kind always.

  • Market Vendors

  • How do I apply to become a vendor at the Market? How do I apply to become a vendor at the Market?

    You can review vendor application details and submit an application online HERE.

  • When does the Market accept applications? Is it too late to apply mid-season? When does the Market accept applications? Is it too late to apply mid-season?

    We're currently accepting applications for review on a rolling basis. It's never too late to submit. We had a number of vendors who joined us for a handful of dates late last season, and many are now full season vendors.

  • What is the selection criteria for becoming a vendor? What is the selection criteria for becoming a vendor?

    Complete vendor details along with vendor selection criteria may be found HERE.

  • What marketing opportunities are available at the Market? What marketing opportunities are available at the Market?

    See our sponsorship package application HERE, and contact us with any questions via email at farmersmarket@lincolnsquare.org.

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