This past Sunday I checked out the Wicker Park farmers market. Parents take note: if you’ve never been here, there’s a huge playground adjacent. Plan accordingly.
The market was spread along a stretch of walkway nearest to Damen, with the vendors alongside. There were two produce vendors, the rest offering products.
Oh, for what it’s worth, the $4 donut the bakery sold (exclusive to the market) is not worth it. Opt for something else.
Without further ado, here’s my report.
Vendor by the NE entrance
I noticed that the displays were split and the farmer was located in a corner, which if someone had a question, they would have to find the farmer then negotiate foot traffic to reach them- not the most ideal layout. They did sell out of most of their greens after just 2 hours of operation [noted.]
The “BIG” vendor, Nichols Farm and Orchard
The dominant vendor was Nichols Farm and Orchard. They had a two by four tent layout of 10’x10′ tents. They sold veggies in 8″ pots (I only noticed the tomatoes,)
Final analysis: I’ll be back when the summer crops are in.