ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MARKET
What Day & Time is the Market
The Downtown Elgin Farmers Market runs every Friday beginning June 7 through October 5th. The hours are from 3pm to 7pm.
Where Do I Park?
Free public parking is available at numerous public parking garages and on surrounding streets. For street parking we suggest trying along Spring Street or Grove Avenue near Festival Park. Nearby parking garages and lots are located at Grove & Highland, at Chicago & Riverside, at Spring & Chicago, on Fulton Street and across from the Casino on Grove Avenue.
Who Are Your Vendors?
Here is a look at the confirmed vendors for the 2019 market season. Please note vendors will vary by date, based on their availability. Check back here often for updates to this list or follow us on Facebook.
Artistic Expressions by Lisa
Barking Spot Bakery (full-season)
Bridge ‘N Sweets Gourmet Bakery (full-season)
Broadview Farm and Gardens (full-season)
Cook’s Ice Cream
Curd & Crust
Emmy & J Gourmet
Farmer Nicks (full-season)
First Star Art (full-season)
Full Spektrum Services
Green Goddess Creations
GW Watts Inc. – Watts Sauce (full-season)
Karen’s Art Adventures
Klein’s Farm & Garden Market (full-season)
Little Bird Confection (full-season)
Milk House Ice Cream
MION Artisan Soap (full-season)
Naturally Sweet Bakery
Onsemiro Art and Craft
Red Flower Organics (full-season)
Sitka Salmon Shares
Spartan Gourmet Foods (full-season)
Surpassing Suburbia (full-season)
Tags Micro Farm
Tato and Ladi’s Microgreens
Three Bees (full-season)
Two Fat Guys Gourmet Sauces
Treasure Breads, Inc. (full-season)
Wild Jr’s Hot Sauce
How Can I Sign-Up To Be A Vendor?
We are accepting vendor applications for select categories. Please apply here.
What Type of Produce Will You Have?
We will encourage our participating farm vendors to bring as much fresh produce as possible! Please keep in mind the seasonality of produce availability in our area will vary based on growing conditions and weather. Click here to see a guide to what’s in-season locally.
Do You Have Food Available?
We will feature a variety of food options again this season! Here are some of the food partners we will be working with this year. Please note, dates will vary and more food vendors are in the works so check our Facebook page for more information.
Do You Take Credit, Debit or EBT/Link?
Yes! Most vendors are able to accept credit and debit. You can also purchase market tokens at the DNA Info Tent. We accept debit and credit for the purchase of tokens which can be used as cash with any vendor. In addition, those with EBT/Link Cards can also purchase tokens at the DNA Info Tent and will be matched up to $20 per market thanks to our partnership with BMO Harris Bank.
EBT/Link Token Example
If you purchase $10 in tokens with an EBT/Link Card, we will match your purchase for a total of $20 in tokens.
If your purchase $20 in tokens with an EBT/Link Card, we will match your purchase for a total of $40 in tokens.
If you purchase $30 in tokens with an EBT/Link Card, we will match your purchase up to $20 for a total of $50 in tokens.
Where Can I Eat or Get a Drink?
There are plenty of options for dining and great bars in Downtown Elgin. For more information please visit our Downtown Elgin Directory.
What Happens If It Rains?
The market is open rain or shine! In case of severe weather or lightening we may close. If the weather looks bad please check our Facebook page.
Is The Market Dog Friendly?
Yes! Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome at the market!
Are There Public Bathrooms Available?
Yes! Port-o-Lets, courtesy of Waste Management, are available on the west side of Grove Avenue just north of Fulton Street.
Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin
31 S. Grove Avenue, Suite 100
Elgin, IL 60120