Some early Chicago area farmers markets will open their tables this month with the first produce of the season--although wacky temperatures coaxed ramps and asparagus out in April this year.
Among the first will be Green City Market, which moves outdoors this Saturday, then 61st Street in Woodlawn, Lincoln Park and Division Street on May 12.
This year the City of Chicago continues its partnership with Experimental Station (which runs 61st Street Market) to offer LINK access at farmers markets along with matching funds of up to $10 per market day through a program called LINK bucks.
"Those markets are Tuesdays at Columbus Park (NEW), Lincoln Square and Federal Plaza; Wednesdays at La Follette Park (NEW), South Shore and Pullman Market; Thursdays at the Austin Town Center (NEW),Daley Plaza and Hyde Park; Saturdays at Mt. Ebenezer Baptist Church (NEW), Division Street and Bridgeport; Sundays at Healing Temple Church (NEW), Beverly and Wicker Park/Bucktown," according to the City of Chicago.
Green City also offers Link access and 61st Street matches Link purchases up to $25 per market day.