Summer is in full swing, and the City of Chicago has several farmers markets now open downtown. The Daley Plaza Farmers Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods and other items every Thursday until October 18. The Federal Plaza Farmers Market is open every Tuesday until October 30th for fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers. The Willis Tower Farmers Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables every Thursday until October 25. Also, year-round, Chicago’s Downtown Farmstand, located at 66 East Randolph Street, provides hundreds of products, all from within 250 miles of Chicago. It is open Monday-Friday from 11 am – 7 pm and Saturday 11 am – 4 pm.
Urban food systems are discussed in several Roosevelt University sustainability courses, including SUST 240 Food and SUST 210 The Sustainable Future. If you are interested in taking any of our courses, we encourage you to investigate our degree options and our course listings. For more information, please visit our Sustainability Studies website, call 1-877-277-5978 (1-877-APPLY RU) or email applyRU@roosevelt.edu.