The farmers market is back in Bucktown with PRE-ORDER ONLY, drive thru markets! These markets will be weekly on Wednesdays from 8am to noon, beginning May 27th. Place your order any time on Saturday through Monday to pick up on Wednesdays!
Order using the new CCFM online ordering system HERE or by downloading the WhatsGood Marketplace app.
Want to lend a hand? The market is looking for volunteers to assist. You can sign up HERE.
This producer-only, local food market will feature spring harvest produce such as field tomatoes, blueberries, cucumbers, and squash along with bread and baked goods, honey, dairy, meat, and seafood. All items will then be prepared and individually packaged for pick up the market. When you arrive to market on Wednesdays, you should be prepared to pop your trunks and drive through the lineup of vendors who will place the pre-ordered items in your trunks to facilitate our no-contact pick up system. After ordering, they will email you a link to create a placard template to place on your windshield to identify yourself to vendors and expedite the pick up process. No printer? No problem! Just recreate by hand with a marker.
On Wednesday, market staff will be on hand to guide traffic flow, assist vendors with identifying upcoming customers, and ensure all necessary safety precautions are taken including all staff and vendors wearing protective masks and sanitizing hands between each and every transaction.
Purchases can also be made using SNAP benefits. For SNAP purchases, shoppers should call Market Umbrella staff at (504) 495-1459 after creating a customer account for SNAP verification. Calls are accepted between 9am and 5pm any weekday, even before the ordering windows open! SNAP benefit recipients can also utilize Market Umbrella’s Market Match program, which matches SNAP purchases dollar for dollar, up to $20, so don’t forget to add those fruits, veggies, and food bearing plant starts to your cart! For $20, SNAP shoppers can receive $40 worth of produce using Market Match. This program doubles the buying power of vulnerable shoppers, giving a little extra help putting healthy food on the table, and is funded through generous donations.