Food Fridays: Farmers Markets Make Comeback For 2021 Season

FARMERS MARKET
Shoppers browse through fresh peppers, apples, tomatoes and greens at the Chicago Farmers Market in Federal Plaza Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, in downtown Chicago. The market is open on Tuesdays through the end of October. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) / Associated Press
FARMERS MARKET
Shoppers browse through fresh peppers, apples, tomatoes and greens at the Chicago Farmers Market in Federal Plaza Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, in downtown Chicago. The market is open on Tuesdays through the end of October. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) / Associated Press

Food Fridays: Farmers Markets Make Comeback For 2021 Season

Another sign that summer is right around the corner? Chicago-area farmers markets kick off the 2021 season this month. As restrictions on outdoor events ease, markets hope to sustain the high interest in local agriculture that led to record sales in 2020.

Reset talks with WBEZ’s Monica Eng about why farmers markets are so important. We also check in on two local markets about their plans for the season.

GUESTS: Monica Eng, WBEZ Curious City reporter; co-host of the podcast Chewing

Myra Gorman, market manager at Downtown Evanston Farmers Market

Ed Kugler, market manager at Ravinia Farmers Market