Logan Square Farmers Market opens its 2009 season on Sunday, June 7, 10:00 a.m., and continues Sundays through October, at the southeast corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Logan Boulevard.
In addition to the early summer produce from farms like Temple Farm Organics (click for a June coupon), Mike and Clare’s Farm, and Jake’s Country Meats, this week there will be prepared food from Vella Café, Fonda del Mar and Cook au Vin (next week Treat will also join the market).
And that’s not all, there will be soaps and cookies and yarns and pies.
There will be music and seed-planting and other kids activities.
And then there’s the general neighborhood socializing.
Logan Square Farmers Market as Third Place
You might even call the Logan Square Farmers Market a “third place” in the neighborhood. Ray Oldenberg, in his book The Great Good Place, states that post offices once filled this function (see 2009 New Business of the Year for more on third places). I can see that more in a tiny town like one where my great aunt and uncle used to live, than in Logan Square’s post office, but in Logan Square I think the farmers market does fill that role.
A conversation starter: How do you use the Logan Square Farmers Market? Are you likely to frequent other Logan Square businesses before or after a visit to the market? Are you likely to participate in other neighborhood activities surrounding a visit to the market?