Jul 22, 2022 - Things to Do

Market Watch: West Humboldt Park Farmers Market

Fruit on a table
Summer fruits and vegetables are the star of the West Humboldt Park Farmers Market. Photo: Monica Eng/Axios

👋 Hey, it's Monica. I was running errands in Humboldt Park last Saturday and asked my phone to direct me to the nearest open farmers market.

The spot: The 11-year-old West Humboldt Park Farmers Market at 3601 W. Chicago Ave.

  • It runs 11am–1pm on Saturdays through October.

The vibe: A little sparse but super friendly, with six tables and smooth steppers music to keep you dancing while shopping.

The offerings: Local fruits and vegetables including peaches, beans, collards, cucumbers, zucchini and more.

Women holding peaches at a farmers market.
Charlotte Wallace and Asia Price show off their peaches at the West Humboldt Park Farmers Market. Photo: Monica Eng/Axios

The prices: Super affordable. I got four tomatoes for $1.

  • "This is what we call a dollar market, so it's not as expensive as some other ones," staffer Charlotte Wallace tells Axios.
  • "A lot of the people in this area are not able to afford other markets, so we want them to come to this particular one."

What's more: "We accept LINK cards and match the value up to $25 a week to promote healthy eating in the community," says staffer Asia Price.

  • Still, Wallace says they welcome all shoppers because "we want it to continue to grow and thrive so more people can come and get the nutrition they need."

Other vendors: Thenther Lawrence sells "fancy and glittery" Paparazzi jewelry that she describes as "nickel- and lead-free."

Woman sitting in front of table of jewelry.
Thenther Lawrence with her jewels. Photo: Monica Eng/Axios
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