The Division Street City Market and the Federal Plaza City Market will continue running through October, according to a press release from DCASE. They are among a handful of City Markets that recently received extensions for being “essential businesses” that “increase neighborhood access to fresh and healthy food.”
The Division Street City Market takes place every Saturday from 7 a.m. until noon at 100 W. Division St. The Federal Plaza City Market operates on Tuesdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 50 W. Adams St.
The SOAR Farmers Market at the MCA Plaza has been running all season and will continue offering "farm fresh produce, baked goods and beautiful flowers" every Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October 27.
An indispensable resource
Referring to the City Markets as “an indispensable resource,” Mayor Lightfoot indicated that the schedule extension is part of a larger effort to “deliver the foods and other goods our communities rely on” during the pandemic.
“Over the coming weeks,” she continued, “we will also explore even further measures to support our families — especially those with limited resources — in their efforts to keep healthy and fed during this unprecedented moment in our city’s history.”
Other City Markets getting the green light include Austin Town Hall on Thursdays, West Humboldt Park on Saturdays, and Bronzeville on Sundays. “Additional locations are located at Division Street, Federal Plaza, Printers Row, Pullman and Roseland,” the release stated. Additionally, several independently run markets are also extending and adding dates. To review a list of market schedules and locations, visit chicagocitymarkets.us.