Located in the parking lot of the IEL Adult Education Center (2310 North Monroe), the Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market is a seasonal weekly marketplace featuring around two dozen regional and neighborhood vendors.
The aim of the market is to bring fresh, healthy, affordable goods that are locally grown or produced to the residents of Emerson-Garfield as well as all those who pass through our up-and-coming neighborhood.
An intentional side benefit is that it also serves as a community hub, bringing both people and organizations together and cultivating meaningful relationships between them.
The market takes place every Friday from 3 to 7 pm. In 2020, the season will run from June 5 to September 25.
In addition to weekly musical entertainment from a variety of bands and solo artists, the Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market features regular events, such as cooking demos, book readings for all ages, craft fairs, cider pressing and kids’ activities, including ‘Kids Eating Right — Nutrition & Exercise for Life’ (KERNEL).
In 2020, special events are scheduled almost weekly – including KERNEL. Other events are a hands-on composting workshop, a home canning and pickling demo, a vermiculture tutorial, book readings and more.
The vendors at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market offer products that include organic, locally grown fruits and vegetables, breads and pastries (including gluten-free), farm-fresh eggs, artisanal soaps, raw and flavored honey, flowers and plant starts, crafts, pickles and preserves, pasture-raised meats, plus lots more.