Local Street Markets Adjust to Pandemic Restrictions
by Acacia Hernandez / WTTW Chicago Tonight / July 27, 2021
COVID-19 has affected the Chicago area’s many street markets in different ways — some temporarily closed shop. But this year, the majority of them are back with safety protocols at the forefront.
Nicole Benjamin, Director of Special Events for the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, said that this year’s Lincoln Square Farmers Market is running off of last year’s momentum.
“I will say while last season did become successful, it was a nail biter,” Benjamin, who helps run the farmers market said. “I’m grateful we were able to turn lemons into lemonade. Being able to implement the protocols, needing equipment that we didn’t have, bringing in a group of volunteers we didn’t need before to work with our market manager... to make sure all the vendors and shoppers felt safe.” Read more and Watch HERE