Farmers Markets & CSAs

The Chicago area is home to a wide variety of farmers, restaurants, and other establishments using slow food practices to create a landscape of sustainable, equitable, and pleasurable food.


Farmers Markets

There are hundreds of farmers markets throughout the greater Chicago area from May through November, and a few that are year-round These are just a few of the farmers markets that feature organic produce:

Here are some resources for finding farmers markets:

Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs)

CSAs are a great way to keep a continuous supply local food in your  home. In exchange for an upfront payment to a grower, CSA participants receive shares of the produce or meat produced during the season. CSAs can be very cost-effective and benefit both both grower and consumer.

Guides to finding CSAs:

Thanksgiving Resources

Slow Food Chicago’s Annual Turkey Guide for Slow Holiday Meats

Tips for Slowing Down your Thanksgiving