The South East Chicago Commission (SECC) and Downtown Hyde Park announce the Hyde Park Farmers Market will kick off the season on Thursday, June 2, 2016 offering a brand new look and experience at Harper Court (5300 S. Harper Court). Every Thursday from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, the Hyde Park Farmers Market will feature more than a dozen local and regional farms and Hyde Park area vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, homemade crafts, plants, flowers and more.
The Hyde Park Farmers Market transforms the Harper Court retail plaza into an “open air” market. Vehicular traffic and public parking will be restricted for the safety of all shoppers and vendors. Vendors set up shop in Harper Court, encompassed by 53,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space and adjacent to the new Hyatt Place Hotel. Nearly 600 employees in the Harper Court tower have the market at their doorstep, and hundreds of commuters have easy access to and from the 53rd Street Metra Station.
With new vendors and a highly visible location, the Hyde Park Farmers Market promises to increase the variety and convenience for shoppers, inviting residents and tourists to “Get Fresh!” this season in Hyde Park.
The Hyde Park Farmers Market is co-sponsored by the South East Chicago Commission and Downtown Hyde Park (SSA61). The market season runs from June 2 – October 27, 2016. MasterCard, Visa and Link cards are accepted.
Job Opportunity: Musical Performers Wanted! We're looking for musicians to play acoustic, 90-minute sets. Build your Hyde Park audience and enjoy the sunshine and fresh veggies. All ages, instruments, and musical styles are welcome, but performances must be acoustic (no amplification), since there is a nearby office building and hotel. Perform on your own, or bring a group - we don't have a stage, but can provide a few chairs if needed. Interested? Register Online.
Vendor Opportunity: When the 2016 market opens, we look forward to showcasing our returning vendors and welcoming our brand new vendors. Do you have a business that could add value to the Hyde Park Farmers Market? Please contact us. Download the application here.
Partial Vendor List
|Madsen Farms||Lyon's Fruit Farm|
|Marilyn's Bakery||Steven Frank Farms|
|Smits Farms||Katic Breads|
|C&D Family Farms||Artesian Breads|
| Noffke Family Farms
||La Farine Bakery|
| Sweet Bliss
|Pie and Cones
||Marabell's Sweet and Savories|