Chicago’s Dog-Friendly Farmers Markets

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We’re barkin’ to go to the market! What better way to enjoy the summertime than a nice stroll through a farmers market with your furry friend? Walk the vibrant streets of Chicago and check out local, paw-sitively delicious produce.

Woof to the wise: non-retractable leashes are a must as is a stash of poo bags. Be safe! Bring a supply of water, take time to seek out shade on steamy days, and for the love of dog, do not hit the pavement if the temp is intolerable for pupper paws.

Without further a-doo, here are Chicago’s dog-friendly farmers markets where you can support the local lot with your pup in tow:

95th Street Farmers Market | Sundays 8am – 1pm starting May 6

Located right near the train, the 95th Street Farmers Market is a prime location to enjoy a nice Sunday stroll with your pup. From fresh fruits and veggies to homemade jams and pies, this market has products from all over the Midwest.

Division Street Farmers Market | Saturdays 7am – 1pm starting May 12

Crepes, wildflower honey, and homemade soap… what more could you ask for? The Division Street Farmers Market is sure to fulfill all of your fresh produce needs, and I’m sure your pup won’t mind sniffing the meats and cheeses, either.

Downtown Federal Plaza Market | Tuesdays 7am – 3pm starting May 15

Right in the heart of Downtown Chicago, the Downtown Federal Plaza Market is nearby DePaul University, Columbia College and the Art Institute. Take your pup for a stroll around campus, and treat them to some tasty goodies at the market.

Glenwood Sunday Market | Sundays 9am – 2pm starting June 3, except August 19

Glenwood Sunday Market is in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. With local, sustainably grown and organic products, this market is as perfect for the health conscious as it is for furry friends.

Independence Park Farmers Market | Second and fourth Sundays 9am – 1pm starting June 10

Pups, get on your dancing paws! The Independence Park Farmers Market has live music every week from the Independence Park Jammers. In addition to music, the market has weekly events available for attendees and, of course, their pups.

Jefferson Park Sunday Market | Second and fourth Sundays 9:30am – 1:30pm starting June 10

Next to the Copernicus Center, the Jefferson Park Sunday Market is a prime location for Chicago dog owners looking for a fresh produce and a welcoming spot to walk your pup. Take home some fresh fruits, veggies and homemade breads–yum!

LaFollette Park Community Market | Wednesdays 2pm – 7pm starting July 11

Located in LaFollette Park, a popular spot for families with kiddos (and furry kiddos), this market is perfect for anyone looking for a quaint community spot. With indoor and outdoor spaces, the LaFollette Park Community Market offers a variety of produce and treats.

Lincoln Park Market | Saturdays 7am – 1pm starting June 2

With a special stand designated for treats and other goodies for the market’s furriest visitors, the Lincoln Park Market is a great spot to take the family this summer. The market also hosts various events including yoga and art classes for the kiddos.

Lincoln Square Farmers Market | Tuesdays 7am – 1pm and Thursdays 4pm – 8pm starting June 5

Baked goods, fresh cheeses and produce from Illinois’ finest farmers… what’s not to love about the Lincoln Square Farmers Market? Located right off the Western CTA Brown Line Station, this market is both convenient and delicious!

Logan Square Farmers Market | Sundays 10am – 3pm year-round

The only weekly, year-round farmers market in Chicago, the Logan Square Farmers Market bustling every month of the year, but the summer months are some you surely won’t want to miss. Not only is this market a top-seller of fresh, healthy produce, but they also teach nutrition classes to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Loyola University Chicago Farmers Market | Mondays 4pm – 8pm starting June 4

With local vendors and student volunteers from Loyola University, this farmers market is entirely locally operated. Students in science and nutrition programs help coordinate and sell produce to help visitors make smart eating decisions. Plus, the campus is great place to take your pup for a walk!

Maxwell Street Market | Sundays 7am – 3pm year-round

If you’re looking for some local cuisine with a Latino flare, you’ll definitely want to check out the Maxwell Street Market. A Chicago tradition, this market is known for its fun bargaining and bartering. Bring your adorable pup, and I’m sure you’ll get some good deals!

McKinley Park Farmers Market | Sundays 10am – 2pm starting June 3

Calling all gardeners, dog lovers and anyone in between! The McKinley Park Farmers Market is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about gardening, get some tips for their own backyard or pick up some fresh fruits and veggies.

Pilsen Community Market | Sundays 9am – 2pm starting May 27

The Pilsen Community Market doesn’t just have deliciously fresh produce, but also entertainment for all ages! With arts and crafts that are just as exciting for adults as the sights and smells are for the pups, this market is perfect for an hour (or five) of nonstop fun.

Portage Park Farmers Market | First, third, and fifth (if applicable) Sundays of the month, 10am – 2pm starting June 3

Bon appetit! The Portage Park Farmers Market is known for its emphasis on French cuisine. From crepes to French fruits and pastries, this market will be a fun stroll for your pup… and a tasty stroll for you!

Printers Row Market | Saturdays 7am – 1pm starting June 16

Woof! This market will surely have your pup’s paw of approval. Known for being one of the most dog-friendly markets in Chicago, Printers Row Market offers a variety of dog treats to any furry friends that come through. Not to mention, dog owners in the area love it!

Sunday City Market Bridgeport | Sundays 10am – 3pm starting July 8

If your version of a farmers market entails more fashion than food, the Sunday City Market Bridgeport is a perfect summer spot for you. In addition to traditional produce and treats, this market offers a wide variety of antiques, clothing, drinks, and art.

Wicker Park Farmers Market | Sundays 8am – 2pm starting June 3

Located in the dog-friendly Wicker Park, this market offers an array of baked goods, fresh cheeses, meats, colorful flowers and more. As if your pup needs another reason to take a long walk through the park, there are of course dog treats, too!

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