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News Fri May 28 2010

West Humboldt Park to Welcome New Farmers Market

A section of the city underserved by major grocery stores and other sources of fresh meat and produce will welcome a new market this summer. A project of the West Humboldt Park Healthy Community Initiative Committee (HCIC), the West Humboldt Park Farmers Market & Bazaar will feature locally-grown fruits and vegetables and other natural, holistic products when it opens on Saturday, June 5.

The market will run the first Saturday of every month from 12 to 4pm through October in the parking lot of Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) at 3601 W. Chicago Ave. HCIC also says that visitors to the market will be able to partake in live entertainment, cooking demonstrations and other health-related resources.

HCIC is currently accepting vendor applications for the market. For more information, contact Alicia Ivy of the West Humboldt Park Development Council at 773-342-0036.

Alicia / May 28, 2010 6:05 PM

Hi Sharon, great write-up! The HCIC is very excited to see this project come to "fruition" and we are very appreciative of all the support we've received thus far. Can't wait for Opening Day!

Janis / May 29, 2011 8:11 AM


I am moving to the Humboldt Park area in mid-June from Massachusetts and I have been looking for things to do in the area when I get there. I just wanted to let you know that your blog has been very informative. I have been nervous about making the move to Chicago because I have only lived in Massachusetts on the South Shore but blogs like this one are wiping my trepidation away.


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