CHICAGO (April 14, 2022) The Andersonville Farmers Market (AFM) is pleased to return for its 13th season featuring 30 vendors on Wednesdays from 3 7 pm from May 11 October 19, 2022 on Catalpa Ave. between Clark St. and Ashland Ave. Everything sold at the Andersonville Farmers Market is grown or produced within a 200-mile radius, offering the community access to fresh, local food.
AFM is pleased to welcome seven new vendors this year including Crumb What May* (biscuits, gooey butter cake, shortbread), Dilly Dally Provisions* (pickled/fermented items, mustard, relishes), Glow Superfood* (frozen plant-based dessert, vegan/dairy and gluten free), Jonny Empanada* (hot, ready to eat empanadas), Magic Crepes (sweet and savory ready to eat crepes), Treats de Cuisine* (dehydrated dog/cat treats) and Westside Bee Boyz (honey and bee related products).
Returning vendors include Breadman Baking Co. (focaccia, bread, cookies), First Slice Pie Café (pies, pesto), Gray Farms ( sustainably grown produce, eggs, basil plants), Green Fire Farm (grass-fed beef, lamb, pork; pasture-raised poultry, eggs), Hardins Farm/Holle Orchards (fruit/vegetables, plant starts, cider), Hillside Orchards (fruit, chestnuts, preserves), Karl's Craft Soup (seasonal soups), Katherine Anne Confections (artisanal chocolates, caramels, marshmallows now every week!), Letizia's Natural Bakery/Sorano, Inc. (baked goods, mini pizzas, fresh pastas/gnocchi), Lost Larson (bread, baked goods, flour), Nichols Farm (produce, eggs), Pecking Order* (Filipino street food to be cooked/eaten at home), Phoenix Bean (tofu products, mung bean sprouts, soy milk), Piscasaw Gardens (veggies, Mirai sweet corn, flowers), River Valley Ranch (mushrooms and other veggies grown sustainably, jarred and prepared foods), Sfera* (arancini to be reheated/eaten at home, cannoli, cocktail mixers), Sheekar Delights* (seasonally flavored baklava), Stamper Cheese (cheeses), Tasting India* (spice and chai tea blends, sweet and savory treats), Twidley Bits* (jams, fruit butters, pickled items, vegan cheeses), Vangies Farm (sustainably grown produce, flowers), WasteNot Compost (compost, worm casting) and Wild Coyote Farm (organic produce, Icelandic wool yarn)
*Denotes rotating vendor.
New additions to the 24-week market include expanded entertainment with weekly performances, cooking demos and kids' activities. For the most up-to-date information, visit andersonvillemarket.org .
A limited number of vendors will continue to offer pre-orders through the WhatsGood app or website. The online market opens at noon on Thursdays for the following week and closes at 11 pm on Mondays. Customers choose a time slot for pick-up at the Wednesday market. All pre-orders must be picked up by 7 pm. Please visit andersonvillemarket.org for information on how to pre-order.
The market will also continue its Link matching program, matching up to $25/week for Link cardholders. Shoppers using SNAP benefits can also pre order through WhatsGood but must register first. For more information on the Link program, please visit andersonvillemarket.org .
Link Up Illinois is making healthy, local, farm-fresh foods more affordable and accessible by doubling the value of Link purchases at farmers markets, farm stands, food co-ops and independent grocery and corner stores across Illinois. Link Up Illinois is a program of Experimental Station. For additional information, visit www.linkupil.org .
Staying COVID Safe
In order to prioritize health and safety for all customers and vendors during the COVID-19 pandemic, AFM will continue to follow city, state and CDC protocols. For an up-to-date list of COVID protocols throughout the 2022 season, visit andersonvillemarket.org .
The Andersonville Farmers Market is run by the Andersonville Sustainable Community Alliance a 501(c)3 organization which supports a vibrant and resilient Andersonville through innovation, education, and research. Follow AFM on Facebook or Instagram @avillefarmersmarket.